We love Charlie because he is playful, energetic, always excited to see you and an all-around happy puppy. Sometimes, his energy goes too far.
That’s right — my workout buddy is injured. 😦 He broke is right front leg about two weeks ago and had to have surgery. Yes, surgery. We took him to Auburn Univeristy’s Small Animal Hospital (a four-hour drive) last Monday, he had surgery on Tuesday, and he came home on Saturday.
Apparently, the type of break he incurred is common. It also was complicated to fix since it was very near the elbow joint, so if for some reason Charlie breaks it again, it wouldn’t be fixable.
So, we have to keep him in his kennel for four weeks (we can take him outside to go potty), and then we have to keep him on a short leash for another four weeks, which means he’ll be in his kennel a lot for the next eight weeks.
But, he’s getting his stitches taken out on Friday, which is when the cone can come off! That’s good news since he hates that thing.
Throughout this process, Charlie has improved upon his already uncanny ability to garner sympathy, and has learned new noises to make to let us know he’s not happy. Let’s just hope he doesn’t have any more injuries!