Friday, November 4, 2011

All the news that will fit on a fire hydrant

Above, Boo Boo and Bella are waiting for TPCO to open the door.    It is a good comparison between a normal set of rear legs and Boo Boo's twisted and painful legs.   When his legs healed, about 3 years ago, they healed crooked, that puts sideways force on his ankles, so they are now giving way, and the twisted bones are also causing his hips to deteriorate.  He is too badly twisted to do remedial surgery at this time.   His future is very little movement and lots of pain pills.  Watching him walk is painful to all of us, he shuffles along, dragging his rear legs forward on each step because picking them up is too painful.   You can see below, that does not dampen his spirits.   He has taken over the spot between the computer desk and the toy bin, so he can get attention and toys at the same time.    He is a great cheerleader, he barks and tries to help when Bella and I wrestle, but he can't join in, he would probably hurt himself.   He is finding the right level of activity and pain medications so that he can do a few things without hurting.   He has again started going upstairs to sleep with the rest of us, for a while he was hurting too badly to make the trip up the stairs. 

We have not been leaving messages for the rest of you to sniff.   The Paw Challenged One (TPCO) has been tying up the computer all day with his writing, and then all night long I have to correct all of his errors.  They think he is a writer, but I do all the hard work.   Working my poor paws to the bone.   He thinks spell checkers and grammer checkers grow on trees.  

We have received several e-mails from Roxie, she is doing well.    She has taken several trips to the lake, and she has gotten to run in the river, before the snow arrived.   She even gets to sleep on the bed, nice and cozy.   She says she is happy being an only dog and getting all the toys to play with.   Here are several photos she has sent us to prove that her new home rocks!


Way to go Roxie!

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Hi Mogley, Glad to hear from you. So good to hear that Roxie is loving her new home, another success story, that is just wonderful.
    We can really see why Boo Boo has so many walking problems with the deformity in his legs.
    We know you guys are giving him the best of care and that he is in the best of hands with you.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie & First Foster Tucker

  2. Your title made me giggle! I'm glad that Boo Boo is figuring out what he can do and is with you. You are the best pack in the world for him.

    And, hooray for Roxie! Big smile for her!!!!!!!!

  3. Poor Boo Boo. I'm glad he is with you!

    We are so glad Roxie has a great home!


  4. Great news about Roxie, love the pics!

  5. Hi Y'all,

    So glad Boo Boo found y'all. Looks like Roxie hit the jackpot!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog