Animals, Things I Love

The Most Expensive Rescue Dog

Look at that sad face. Oh, the poor baby! Let me tell you what happened!

The Ride Home This is what it looks like as we were driving home that morning.  I had just picked up the babies from the vet where they were boarded while we were at a business meeting.  More on the trip another time.

As we were cruising down the road headed to our humble abode, Mia, in all her excitement, accidentally pushed Gibbs out of the pick up window. I can’t imagine that it was on purpose!  I heard him yelp, and saw him hobbling on the side of the road. I slammed on my brakes, threw it into park and ran to him. As soon as I got to him I could tell that his leg was broken. I picked him up and loaded him back in the pick up. Then, I rolled up all the windows!!

We turned around and went right back to the vet. I had called them so they were expecting us. They did x-rays and referred him to an Orthopedic surgeon.  The next morning we picked him up, and took him to Oklahoma City for surgery. The photo with him in the cast on the red towel is a photo of us headed to OKC.  My friend, Brigitte sat in the back seat with him so he wouldn’t be alone. Can I get an “Awe” here?

BrokenXrayHere is the break.

Meeting the SurgeonHere we are waiting to meet his surgeon. He just moaned and groaned. He didn’t want me to move away from him.  Thanks for the photos Brigitte!

MetalXray2This is a photo of the metal plate they used to fix the break. Do you see the white line going out the top of the photo? Well, that is a rod that was placed to help with stability, and would be removed at a later date.

MetalXrayHere’s the other view.

The ConeThis is what he was wearing when we picked him up, The Cone of Shame. I have to say that we are rebels, and we corrupted him too.

Gibbs n Daddy We removed the cone before we were even out of the parking lot.  Doesn’t he look much happier? His daddy was much happier too!

Snuggling with GibbsWhen we first got him home, he wasn’t sure exactly how to snuggle with his hurt leg. But he wanted to be close to his daddy. Spoiled Daddy!

Will post an update on Gibbs soon!

 

 

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