Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Other Characters

The weekend is coming to an end.  It has gone way too quickly.  As always, I had plans to get more done than I actually did.  There's always next week, right?
Our new arrival Evah, may have taken center stage, but there has still been plenty going on with our other cast of characters. And while I've been caring for those characters inside, the main-character in our house Todd is taking care of what's going on outside.  What would be do without him?
Max returned for his final evaluation with the orthopedic surgeon.  He was happy with how Max has healed, and he was given the all clear on his left knee. His right knee as expected will also need surgery.  There is no reason to think that the rescue won't approve it being done, but it's going to have to wait.
Max has got a pretty ugly ear infection going on right now, and to avoid any cross contamination, he'll have to wait until it's all cleared up.  Max is okay with waiting
~Max has been doing a lot of head-shaking with this ear infection~
Also at the vet was our foster boy for Lab Rescue, Bo.  You'll recall that his previous career was similar to the one that Evah had.  Suffice it to say, that his "procedure" now means that his puppy-making days are over too.
The cats also couldn't be ignored.  We had our other little foster girl, Lucille at the vet too.  The same orthopedic surgeon that sees Max, sees her as well.  She's been given a good report and is healing well.  But Lucille still has "six more weeks of winter" before she is allowed to resume the life of an active and acrobatic cat.
Todd is just glad that none of this is happening to him.  At least he hopes it won't.


  1. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgivings. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Todd keep up the hard work keeping place safe.

    Aroo to you,

  2. Oh, poor Max. That ear looks pretty pink, is that from the infection? Such sweet critters. Todd is keeping an eye on everything like a good boy.

  3. Howdy Mates. Sounds like life is busy but wonderful. Paws crossed all your fur babies recover, and get well soon. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella x

  4. Although some of them are not the 100% in the health stakes, they surely get all the TLC and more, and could not be happier anywhere else. Todd, make sure your eyes get those regular check ups too .


  5. Hello, Todd is such a great watch dog. All the dogs are cute. I hope Max's ear infection clears up. Bo can relax and just be a good dog. Wishing for good times for you and all the furbabies. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  6. You do stay busy with all the fur kids. I see so many happy faces in your photos. I hope everything stays calm for a while so you can just enjoy everyone. Good thing Todd is always on patrol, securing the perimeter. Have a good week!

  7. Such lucky dogs and cats to be cared for and loved so much.

  8. Todd just keeps things together there.

  9. Wow! So much happening in your neck of the woods. Glad Todd is keeping everything on the straight and narrow.

  10. Good to know that everyone is getting better. Todd is doing a good job watching out for everyone too :-) Sending hugs to the "invalids" - nose licks and love from Moth xx

  11. sara was a little blonde cocker i had once. and she NEVER had an ear infection problem until i took her to the vets for grooming. she immediately got one ear infection after another.
    they had a young tech who did nothing but give baths.
    i didn't know that until later. when i was bathing her i had never gotten the water near her ears. i cleaned them with a wet cloth instead. i think the young tech probably caused many an ear to go bad! not just sara's.
    your post of max brought back that memory of EARS.

    oh for the energy and good spirits of wee scotty todd!
    they're all wonderful doggies though. but don't let him know that.
    he thinks he's best of all... and of course...
    the man in charge. LOL!!! XOXO♥

  12. Seems there is ALWAYS something happening. Your Vet must love you.

  13. Poor Max, we can sympathise - one of our girl Labs has a very nasty ear infection, and no matter what we try, it keeps coming back.
    With Todd in charge, all's well in the world at Golden Pines.

  14. You have had a busy time back and forth to the vets. Glad to hear Todd is holding down the fort and you entertained.

  15. What a busy week at the vet!!! We hope the ear infection clears up nicely, the legs keep mending well, and all else stays in good shape. No one needs any more troubles before the holidays.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  16. It's never dull at Golden Pines! Glad to hear everyone's on the mend.

  17. Lovely photos . Hoping for full recovery for all fur babies and things can get back to normal for you , wait a minuet there is no normal with Todd now is there ? lol, he is just a cheeky sweet fellow . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  18. There sure is a lot going on at Golden Pines,,I think you right about how Todd is feeling,, He wants no vet stuff happening to him.

  19. Hope Max gets well soon, Kim. A blessed week to you all.

  20. Evening Kim, hope Max is feeling better, sad when under the weather. Always enjoy seeing the furry kids, makes life so much happier.Hugs Francine.

  21. Something about Max really gets to me!
    I hope his ear issue eases up soon.
    Blue used to have real problems and then they put this treatment in his ears. I can't remember the full name but it was BKT and "B" stands for Baytril. Anyway it's this thick waxy goop that is syringed deep into the ears and you are not allowed to wash it out. After 2 weeks, you get another dose.
    After that he had no problems, and it was SO bad before that.
    I wonder if your vet knows what that is, might be an idea.
    xoxoxo to the rest of your crew and as always, loving little Todd!


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