Friday, July 30, 2010

In the yard again - what a relief!

Luna and Topper visited the vet today to have stitches removed. Topper had been feeling pretty well since sometime last weekend and so we had been letting him play in the yard. Luna started to feel pretty good by this past Wednesday and so was very frustrated by having to be on a leash in the yard. So, the first thing we did when we got home was to let Luna play in the yard for as long as she wanted to.

The first thing she did was to run after Topper and try to take the sticks and plants he grabbed.

Luna: give it to me! You've had a week in the yard without me!

Topper: Ok - you can have the weed. I HAVE A STICK!

Luna: Must have stick!

Luna: Ok - not the same stick, but it's a stick and it feels so nice on my gums. I'm still teething, you know. I'm a snaggle tooth pup!

Topper: Now what does she have? I may just have to go chase her again.

Luna: I get to run, run, run! I missed running. See Luna run. Run, Luna, run!

Luna: Now what does Topper have? I may have to go chase him again.

Topper: If I just sit here and look bored I know I can drive Luna crazy. She just can't stand it!

Topper: OW! I didn't mean to tease you. Geez! Some dogs just can't take a joke.

Emma: Now's my chance. The puppies are busy and so I can go chase the baby bunnies by myself.

Topper: What's Emma doing? Is she going after the baby bunnies again?

Topper: Emma! Chase one out this way. I'm ready!

Luna: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've been smelling the bunny tracks all week and have not been able to chase one.

Luna: Emma! Chase one over here! I'm ready for it!

Emma: snicker, snicker, snicker. . . I'm going to drive them mad by ignoring them and rolling in some worm poo. Worm poo - it does wonders for the hair. Don't you love my lovely comb over?

Emma: can't resist the smell of bunnies. I know they're in here. Come out, come out, wherever you are!

Emma: I think I'll just wait here for the puppies to come over and then we'll bark into the hole and chase the bunnies out.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Puppy pile

Help! I'm at the bottom of a dachshund pile. All three are on my lap and Topper keeps trapping my hands so I can't type. Emma is on her back, Luna is curled up in the prime lap spot, and Topper has squeezed between my computer and the arm of the chair.

I've a new definition of happiness. . . .

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Update on the puppies

Luna and Topper are both doing very well after their surgeries. In fact, Topper is doing so well that it's hard to follow doc's orders to keep him from running and jumping. He simply doesn't seem to be affected by the stitches at all. We are keeping him on a leash in the yard, but indoors he's just plain ol' Topper as usual. He's having a really hard time figuring out why he's getting in trouble for trying to wrestle with Luna.

Luna is not quite as chipper, but, then, she had a relatively long incision and has staples in addition to the sutures. She's resting more than Topper, but doesn't seem to be too bothered about the stitches and staples for now. She doesn't want to wrestle, though, which makes Topper bark a lot.

Both are on pain meds until next week some time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Transition day

Today is a big day for Luna and Topper. They are currently at the veterinarian's office for their "transitions" to adulthood. Translation: Topper is being neutered and Luna is being spayed.

Topper: Do you really have to take them? I mean, don't you think you should pass the genes for this mug on to the next generation of dachshunds?????

Luna: Spayed? What does that mean? Does it mean someone takes a shovel and goes after my innards? Hey! I don't like the sound of that at all!

Luna and Topper: Maybe if we take a nap, it will all go away. Maybe it's all a bad dream.

Emma: Don't worry Topper, it's really not all that bad. I don't even remember it.

Topper: But you're a girl. It's just not the same. No one can tell they've neutered you. I'm losing the family jewels!

I miss my puppies. I want them to come home soon!