Your generous help took Itzl from walking like this
on a painful but ultimately successful journey.
The night before his surgery, he took his BFF out for BBQ on one of his gift cards.
Then he went here
and spent some time being disapproving of barking dogs while waiting for his surgery.
He was taken back to surgery by a friendly vet tech,
shaved and prepped
and then brought out to me all bleary and doped up, a successful operation.
But things went wrong and he received an accidental overdose of metacam, which meant a tense few days in the vet ICU, waiting to see if he'd be damaged by the overdose.
He was a good sport about most of it.
Getting to go home and sit in his monkeybed was almost the highlight of his day.
The highlight was knowing his BFF Xoco was there to watch over him,
and be silly with him.
He was glad to get back to work, even if he was still a little too dopey to fully alert.
He learned to walk in the water treadmill
and eventually to like it.
He learned to stand on a balance board
and conquer it like a champ.
He learned to prance on all four legs again
And thanks to all the wonderful people at DKos who helped heal this injured little dog, he's back on the job, alerting me to sounds I need to know about.
Don't you love that serious little "are you listening to me" face?