November 12, 2012

Kenobi update

For those interested in news of the gentleman beagle, this post is for you.

Kenobi had surgery two months ago to remove two growths from around his left eye.  One had grown very large, and the vet thought it was time to take both of them off.  Kenobi came through this like a champ.  Was he groggy when I picked him up at the vet's office?  Nope.  He came prancing out, doing his beagle bounce and wagging his tail.  He was not very happy about wearing the cone, however.

Why are you doing this to me?
He kept scratching every time I applied the medicine, so he ended up wearing the collar for a week.  I'm very happy he had the growths removed.  I was weary about the anesthesia because he is eleven.  But, he is a healthy dog, and I trust his vet.  For several months before the surgery, I noticed Kenobi was going up and down stairs slowly.  I thought he was slowing down with age and that his arthritis was getting worse.  After the surgery, I see Kenobi run up and down stairs like he used to.  I think the growths must have been impairing his vision, and that was causing him to be slow on the stairs.

Now that it is getting colder, our ongoing battle for my blankets is heating up.  Kenobi especially likes my blue blanket.  He often wraps himself up in it.

Mmmm, blanket.
That is my blanket, Kenobi!

Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!
He is stubborn.  My protests are met with him sticking his tongue out.  It's not like he is a deprived beagle.  He has three blankets, a cushion, and a dog bed.  He still prefers my bed and my blankets to his own.  That's okay.  I don't think I'd be able to sleep if he wasn't snuggled next to me under the covers every night.  Plus, I have pretty bad nightmares sometimes, and he is right there for a hug when they wake me up.  Beagle hugs are the best!  So is Kenobi.

1 comment:

  1. HaHaHa Love this blog, the pictures and the captions! Love Kenobi too :o)


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