Monday, October 24, 2011

Pain and Loss


First off, I want to extend a heartfelt sympathy and an honorary post to Miss Lilac of  Tales and Tails. Lilac's mom had to make the hard, but loving decision to let Miss Lilac cross the bridge. Please go and give her your condolences and support through this hard time and read her beautiful post about her dear girl. Much love to the whole family. Run Free Pretty Purple Lady!!!


In other news, it seems I've hurt myself. Yep. After a week of running around in the mountains, chasing deer and everything else, it was playing at home with my cousin Rebel that did me in.

Apparently I did somthing to my left hind leg while spazzing out   playing with Rebel. I started limping. Mom came home and asked dad what happened. He said he didn't know. Mom did not like this answer.

So mom gave me a good once-over...pulling here, moving there. Nothing. So they thought I may have just pulled something. Next morning? Yep. I'm still not putting any weight on that leg. Now, I can walk and run on it, but I won't stand on it. Mom even put some frozen peas (BLEH!) on it to help. Nope.

This morning and no improvement meant we went to Dr. Vet first thing. Dang it! Dr. Vet says she thinks I might have a small ACL tear. Mom was glad it wasn't my hip/knee. So now I'm on anti-inflamatories and rest for a week. REST?!?! I can't rest! Rebel is here!

I have to go in my OWN backyard on a leash now! How embarrassing! I know the squirrels are mocking me! We have to do this for a week. If no improvement then I have to go back and get an EX-RAY to make sure it's not something worse. I don't know how it could get worse than having to do your "business" with mom and dad six feet away from you while squirrels taunt you, but apparently it can.

So today begins Day 1 of Anna Prison Camp.

I still have some hiking photos to share, so I'll try to post those this week so I can remember the days of running free!


  1. Oh no, we wondered what happened when we saw your comment on our post. We are so sorry for the prison time, Anna. But we also help it is all you need to make that leg heal well. Paws crossed for that to happen.

    We had not heard yet about Lilac, our hearts are deeply saddened to hear this, she was one very special lady. Soft woos and gentle hugs to her family. We will go visit them now.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. Get some rest Anna! Hope you feel better soon!

    We just visited Lilac's people...


  3. Poor baby. We will keep our paws crossed your leg gets better
    Benny & Lily

  4. Thank you for the kind words about Lilac! She was one special old lady!

    Anna, in prison? Oh, that's just not right! We hope that your leg starts getting better really soon!

    Bunny and her mom

  5. OMD, Anna, has you been talking to my mom or sumpin? Pawlese do not use her as an exampull of how not to make owies on oneself. (Did you notice she be wearing long pants now coz her legs be more black and blue than white?) Good luck with the potty on a leash thing. I just couldn't.... It's not natural.

  6. Oh we hope it's just a small something and not the ACL kind that needs surgery... Paws crossed!

  7. Anna I will bake you some Chicken Liver Brownies and put a FILE in it fur you. Can't have a furend in THIS condition. Hope your boo boo hurries and heals.. so you can get back to havin FUN!

  8. poor Anna Banana - done in - in your own yard while playing! I am sure you can rest all week - yes it will be difficult - but you can do it !

  9. So sorry you hurt your leg :( Feel better soon!

    - Starbuck, Nari and Alpha

  10. Hi anna, I hope you feel better now, and we're still praying for you Woof!

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  11. Be patient, Anna! You will get your zoomies, walkies back in no time.

    We miss Miss Lilac too! She was a beautiful lady.