JUANA: Yes, the weather was the same on Monday. We had enough people on Monday, thank goodness, so Ronnie could help us and weed-eat the edges. The grass isn’t growing like crazy. It’s been so dry and it’s dying. After Bill mowed with the big mower almost a week ago, we haven’t been able to get to the edges with the weed- eater. But Ronnie was able to weed-eat the edges.
BILL: How long does he have?
JUANA: It’s really up to him. When he can’t get up out of his bed to go out or when he doesn’t want to eat anymore, especially his cookies, then we’ll know. That day will be the day. Right now, he is enjoying his routine. I just don’t want to give up on him and take him too soon. He is still enjoying life. Teddy loves him and kisses him. I think that’s what keeps Jessie going. Teddy is a little spark. He is always happy and wagging his tail and running and loving on Jessie. Jessie loves him.
BILL: Looking for food?
JUANA: Everything. You can’t leave anything on the counter or he will get it. You can’t leave him unattended. He knocks over the dog food in the barrel and gets into it. You can’t even leave him unattended in the park or he will search for the poopers in the park. It is our job to keep him safe and watch him very closely. I know that accidents can happen, but it was a big scare. We would hate to lose our Nobbies!
BILL: Will we have to amputate his foreleg?
JUANA: We might, but I don’t know how he will survive, because he has hip dysplasia. If he didn’t have the hip dysplasia, I wouldn’t have had a problem with amputating his foreleg, when he first broke it. We have been fighting to save that leg, because he is going to have trouble with his back.
BILL: If we have to, we have to.
JUANA: We are trying and the doctor is fighting to save Zack’s foreleg. If we have to amputate, we will. But we will cross that bridge, when we come to it.
I wasn’t at Straydog on Monday. I just came here to see Mr. Diego. After he left, I stayed to help George with the hospital dogs. They all wanted me to stay and walk them. They are all spoiled kids!
Everyone told me that I shouldn’t have moved Nikki and Rex to H1. The distance to the park is longer than it is from H2. The only bad thing about H2 is the big ramp and that’s where she fell. She likes to run down the ramp, like a horse. On Monday afternoon, we moved them back to H2. We will have to walk her down the front side after her surgery and not take her down the ramp. We moved them after George carried her back from the park. She will get her TPLO surgery in the morning. We don’t have very good news, but we will report that on Wednesday.