Pink Imprisonment

Life’s been a bit different. I am seeing the world through pink bars.

Yes, I spend most of my days in this pink crate when at home. But thanks to this dog buggy, I get to go out more often than if not.

Mum was able to take me with her and Darcy to meetings and events.

The other day, I went along with Darcy and Mum to a meeting at Somerset House.
And then to Six Physio for MUm’s Physio.

But every time we leave or when we arrive home, it becomes a major operation.

The task of making sure I don’t do my spins and run up or down the stairs while trying to manoeuvre the buggy up a few steps is quite a chore.

Mum ties me to the railing while getting the buggy up from the storage area.

She stores the buggy down the stairs in the hallway – which we’re not supposed to due to fire regulations. At this point, she is pushing her luck – until she’s told off. Sorry, Mum.

After every outing, by the time we clamber up two flights of stairs, everyone’s knackered. Mum decides that we all need a rest and she let’s me stay with her on the bed.

This is what I miss most of all – sleeping on the bed with Mum. She knows I have this crazy routine of jumping on and off the bed at bedtime. She absolutely cannot risk me doing that in the night. So these short moments of us lying in bed together is a treat for now.

It’s been ten days since my operation – it feels like an awfully long time to be crated.

There’s also a lot of pink to deal with including my wound – which I somehow manage to lick even with a cone on! I know I am driving Mum a bit crazy at the moment. But we’re in this together.

May’s comment: When we bought this pet buggy last year – in order of us to go shopping at Bicester Village, who knew it would become such a life saver.

InnoPet Buggy!

George weighs about 6kg but after a few minutes, that 6kg feels like 10kg!

Not having a back garden to let him out on a leash means I have to walk down two flights of stairs and out the courtyard. And having to also handle Darcy with the other hand, he becomes quite a handful. So afraid of dropping him. So, as inconvenient as it is to have to lug the buggy up and down the few steps, having that option makes it possible for us to get around.

And I soon learn that not all places are easily accessible with a buggy. But I have also met a lot of willing people who would help me with the steps. What a learning experience in so many ways.

The first week home – I am not sure I had been as strict as I should be. The first couple of days I thought – yes, he can walk around at home – NO!!!! Actually George ran down the hall from the bedroom to the kitchen in excitement for his meals. I had not realised that. And though he would lie right next to me when I am sitting, if I leave to go to the bathroom, he would come running after me! NO!!!! I am a bit concerned if those few days of his running around at home could have caused any damage to his healing.

The good thing is that he has quickly learnt the routine. The first two nights were difficult. When George saw me getting into bed and he was in the crate, he cried for a long time. The second night he cried and he barked in protest. But by the third night, he knew the routine. And now he settles into his crate nicely. When he needs to go out, he lets me know.

He still gets very anxious when he hears me getting ready to leave – afraid that I would leave him. If I should leave with Darcy without him, he gets very upset. So that’s why the buggy is such a god-sent and I take him with me whenever I can.

One week down and seven more to go. 🙁

5 Comments

  1. Tracey & Sydney

    Aw poor George (and you!) but where there is a will there is a way and it is lovely that you get to take George with you in spite of the extra challenges ❤️ xx

  2. Julie mcevilly

    Awww George that little bare leg! You look so cute in your little strippy suit. I’m sure you trust your mummy to be doing all she can to get you back in good health. Time goes so quickly and I’m sure you will be set free soon love to you all Julie & Bailey xx

  3. Cheryl

    Poor George, and May, hang in there, it will be over soon enough. They do make soft cones, and perhaps a toddler’s t-shirt to put on George to cover his stitches.
    Continued prayers for a complete and speedy healing.

  4. Jane Groothuis

    May, have you considered buying a baby’s footed onesie for George? You could cut the foot part off, leaving his legs covered in the way an equalfleece does. Leave the front snaps open under his belly so he can wee, and cut a hole for his tail. You might be able to take the cone off if this keeps him from getting to the incision…this worked for my Bebe, many years ago, She had the same surgery. Twice.

  5. Annie

    Aww bless you George, and Mum for her hard work. It does seem and is a long time but it will be worth it in the end. When Susie was speed we got a blow- up “doughnut” shaped thing to restrain her, looked like an Elizabethan collar. She didn’t go crashing around , was comfy and couldn’t lick herself. I pray you’ll be all right and good as new very soon, George xxx

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