Sunday, July 18, 2010

Miracle Doggie Update

It's been awhile since I've updated on the progress of our pup, Sienna.

She is seriously a miracle doggie.

She has made miraculous strides since her back surgery, and we are hopeful that she'll only continue to improve. She's still a bit wobbly and falls over from time to time. And she tends to fall into a split when she walks on our hard woods. And, we have four weeks to in terms of preventing her from using stairs, walking too much, and playing with Samson...which is becoming more and more difficult as she gains more strength. But things are going much better than expected!

It's so funny because I truly feel like we now quasi know what it is like to have an infant:

  • In the beginning of all this, we did not sleep at all because Sienna kept us up by crying and whimpering.
  • Then, we saw her walk for the first time, and we both had to hold back proud mommy and daddy tears.
  • Finally, we had to work to "potty-train" her by helping her go to the bathroom...and when she pooped for the first time on her own, I felt like an excited and relieved mama.

I've been meaning to upload the following videos onto my computer...but couldn't figure it out because I took them with my cell phone. Had to wait until my personal IT man returned home from a work trip.

A couple of notes on the videos:

1). Turn down the volume - My voice is seriously and accidentally super loud

2). I swear I do not sound like this in real life - the videos portray an obnoxious mommy voice.

3). The first video was literally the first time I saw her walk - thus the excitement

4). These were taken over a week ago, and she has improved a lot since then


~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Glad she is doing better. I will pray for her healing.

Kassie said...

Glad your pup is doing better!!!

Juggling Thoughts @ One Fine Wire said...

Hey girl, I just found your blog and am now your newest follower! You and I have a similar family life, it's just me, my husband of a year and a half, and our puppy Brody!

I'd love for you to stop by some time at One Fine Wire!

So nice to meet you and I look forward to coming back!

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

So glad to hear your puppy is doing better!!

You're a much braver gal than I am, I can only imagine what my voice would sound like recorded on my phone! Don't worry, though. It was SO cute to hear your excitement! You're a proud mama!

Freck said...

Aww, I'm so happy to hear she's doing better!

Ready 4 Anything said...

Ang, that did not sound like you at all. Weird.

Anywho! I am glad to see that Sienna is doing better and don't worry, I would be the same way with my puppy. :-D

LauraAnn said...

I am so happy to hear that Sienna is doing so well! Keep it up Sienna!!!

And I HATE my voice when it is recorded! I seriously sit there and ask myself, "Do I really sound that terrible/stupid in true life?!" Oh well!