Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chloe lately....

Hello friends!! Chloe has been doing great! She had her surgery 6 months ago now! Hard to believe how fast time flies! She has been back to her happy self. She walks well again. We just can't let her jump anymore. But she has been good with that. We are proud of her for being a strong doxie! The last picture was today, when I came home from work. I found that she made a nest with the pillow in her cage! At least shes comfortable! Sorry for the slow posts. We have been busy enjoying summertime in Florida, when we aren't working! Thanks for all the well wishes!! Lots of love!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chloe had IVDD surgery.

Hello blog world. It has been a long while! But I wanted to share Chloes story. She had surgery recently on February 24Th. It happened very fast. We came home from work one day, and she was walking fine. I let her outside and she ran out, and suddenly I saw her legs go out to the side under her. She was unable to walk with her hind legs and was whimpering a lot. We brought her over to the vet, they said she needed an Xray, and gave her some muscle relaxers. They said to call if her legs started dragging completely. She was able to walk that night, but with little pressure on her legs. But by the next morning and later that night, her legs were completely dragging. When I told the vet the next morning they said I needed to take her to Coral Springs Animal Hospital. She had a herniated disc. She had to have surgery on her spine. Her legs still had deep pain, although they were dragging. They said the fact that she still had deep pain was good, because it meant she would be able to walk again after surgery. The surgeon said she did really well and she was lucky the herniated disc was in one area so it was a smooth surgery. I had heard of Invertable Disc Disease before, but I never thought it would happen to my Chloe. She is only four years old, turning five next month. But they said it happens mostly to dachshunds ages 3-5 years old. We have to be very careful with her, and she can no longer jump onto things. She is doing soooo well after surgery. She had surgery on Friday and was able to come home Sunday night. We made a sling for her to help her walk in the back yard, to go potty. And by Tuesday we started to see her move her back legs back and forth. She is now walking very well, under strict supervision. She still needs lots of rest. But she is a miracle pup. I am so proud of her. She is walking on rugs and in the grass outside very well. She had a very quick recovery after her surgery. It will still be about two months before things are back to normal. But I am so thankful we were able to help my Chloe. With out having surgery she would not have been able to use her back legs again, and she could have risked hurting her spine more. It was so hard to see her in pain, I had to do anything I could to help her.

This was me and Daisy at the Walk for Animals.
Walking for Chloe! :)
I will be listing some paintings to try and raise some money towards Chloes surgery. I have neglected my Etsy shop for quite some time!

Thanks for taking the time to read Chloes story!!
Lots of love! :) <3

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tis the season!

Happy Holidays!!!! Enjoy the season!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Garden gnomes

Gnome doggies
Daisy the garden gnome
Chloe gnome

We were garden gnomes for Halloween this year. I made gnome hats for the doggies too! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I carved a little pumpkin with friends. Mine is on the left. I can't believe Halloween is on Sunday! I made the doggies there costumes this year. I can't wait to share a picture. But it will have to be after this weekend! :)
Happy 6 months married sunflowers from my hubby! :)
Have a Happy Halloweenie weekend! :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Fall

Some fall pictures. Chloe and Daisy say hello. I hope everyone has a spooktacular halloween.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stitch Rock, an Indie Craft Fair and Bazaar

Sorry for the very long break in blogging! Here are some photos from my first art show since I became Mrs. Carter! It was my second Stitch Rock. It is a great art show in downtown Delray. It is at a old schoolhouse gym. I just love it. It was so fun to be next to my sister and her peace owls again too! :)

Well I will be back soon to update you with some pictures of the doggies Daisy and (of course) Chloe! And you may see some new friends in my Etsy shop soon. Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010