Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Heart of gold...bladder of steel and a boo boo

Kadabra is such a sweetheart. She loves people and loves attention, but doesn't demand it.
We've had K for a week now and the first few days she really wasn't on a potty schedule because I stayed home from work and was in and out with the dogs all day. Monday was the first real day that we had to crate her for any length of time. I came home for lunch both Monday and Tuesday and let the girls out around 2pm. So she crated 6-7 hours easily. I say easily because when I let her out, potty isn't the first thing on her mind. On Monday's lunch break she went outside and "got some sun" first before doing her business.
When I let her out of her crate she happily greets me with the squat and tackle- you can avoid the tackle (jumping up) by putting your hand on her back/ shoulder when she's in the squat;-) it's so cute. We make our way outside and she then has a run and surveys the yard, then she starts thinking, "hmm, I am outside, I guess I should potty now"....
Well today I got caught up at work and did not let the girls out at lunch. I got home around 5pm and it was the usual routine. But during her sprint around the yard her right hind leg hit the stupid metal bird bath that sat next to a tree. She fell and cut open her leg :-( She cried alot and then let me exam her. I wasn't 100% sure it needed stitches or any attention, but I also didn't want to make the call. The vet was so local and new and I wanted to check it out anyway for the future. They cleaned it and clipped some of the hair away and put in several staples, I think 8.
She hadn't pottied before she hurt herself and she didn't potty after either. I brought her back inside and immediately loaded her into my car and we were off to the vet. To make a long potty story shorter, she went another hour+ before she was able to go. When we got back outside again she found a place and finally got to go:-) so today she held it for 10+ hours. K's injury will heal just fine and she's getting around well too. There won't be any running pics for a bit, but leash walking is good per the vet!
She has a heart of gold and a steel bladder, what more can you ask for?

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