Thursday, February 06, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Greetings to all, it's me, Maggie!  As I mentioned on Tuesday, I had my "big girl" operation.  I went in bright and early Monday morning and was allowed to come home Tuesday morning.  Mom and Dad were extra-anxious to get me -- not just because everyone missed me, but because we were expecting a big snow storm!  Here's what it looked like on their way to the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University!

First, they drove past the stadium where the Wildcats play:

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I'm pretty sure there weren't any Cats there, wild or otherwise.

Then they drove down the road to the vet school:

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Don't worry, Mom wasn't driving, Dad was.  Mom was taking pictures and praying the storm would hold off until we got home.

I was all set when they got there! And so now... I'm supposed to stay calm and not run and jump and play and stuff for two whole weeks. That's right - with over a foot of snow on the ground! That's asking an awful lot of me, but I'm trying very hard!

I did have to go outside to go potty while the snow was still falling:

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"This is so lovely!"

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"Don't worry, Mom.  I'm just looking for the right spot ... "

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"BOOM!"

OK, OK, so I did a little bit of playing!  I was calm, though!

Yesterday, Mom took me on a 5-10 minute walk.  That's allowed, as long as I'm not running and jumping and stuff.  I was going a bit stir crazy and needed a short outing.

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It was a tad breezy.  Can you see my fur fluffing in the wind in the photo above?

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"I have no idea why my face is covered in snow."

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"Almost home!"

It did me a lot of good to get out and walk just a tiny bit.  

I thought we should go again about 5 minutes later.

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"Please, Mom?!?  I ... um ... really need to go potty.  Yeah, that's it."

She's being really hardcore about following all the post-op rules.  She said it's only because she loves me and wants me to heal up really well.  I can accept that.  Besides, I was a bit out of gas.

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"Zzzz..."

OK, totally out of gas.  For a few minutes, anyway.

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"So much snow out there..."

We're all very thankful to everyone at the vet school for taking such great care of me and for their kind, caring demeanors!  And we're also quite thankful the storm held off (for the most part) until we got home!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

12 comments:

  1. we will send you lots of purrs for a quick recovery so you can get back to playing!!

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  2. Glad everything went well deary,

    RA

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  3. Moms are known to be rule followers. Hope you get out in that snow more
    Lily

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  4. Moms are party poopers! We giggled at you going BOOM!

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  5. Maggie T... Congratulations on having your WhoWhoectomy... NOW you ARE a big girrrrl.

    WE are glad that we don't have THAT much snow... BUTT OURS IS getting DEEPER by the second.

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  6. We know the being calm part is going to be very hard but try your very best, Maggie, okay?

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  7. Maggie, I am glad your ordeal is over and that you are home safe and sound. It must be very hard to get crazy like otters for 2 weeks, but I know you can do it. Good luck and keep up the good work.


    Loveys Sasha

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  8. Maggie, we're glad your folks were able to get you home and everybuddy is safe and sound! we hope your recovery time will go by fast and the snow will wait for you. Speaking of snow...the wind must have blown that bit on your face ;-/ purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  9. Maggie we send healing vibes and POTP and we hope for a super dooper quick recovery for you. Till then take it easy and have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. At least it's only two weeks! When Cinderella had her heartworm treatment, she had to stay calm for a whole MONTH! That's as hard for boxers as it is for Sibes in snow. I know it's hard, but you can DO it.

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  11. We're glad to see you made it home safely and are doing well. Millie always likes to stick her head in the snow too.

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  12. So glad that your big girl operation went well, and hope by now you are getting to go for at least a few 10 minute walks a day!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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