I promise I will not blog endlessly about the dog's tummy - I know he's the star who attracts all the hits from all over the world, but honestly, I don't want to turn into one of those boring mommies who describes every one of the baby's bowel movements. :-) But I will share, because I know his fans care, that Murphy just took a nice long walk which he enjoyed immensely, he bounced along like his old energetic self, and damn near caught a giant grasshopper, which made me scream, because can you imagine the effect of even a few giant grasshopper parts on his healing tummy? It made me scream AND jerk him back hard from the grasshopper-grabbing, but no harm done; his incision appears to be almost completely healed. I'm thinking the staples will be able to come out next week, as soon as I can make an appt. to make it so.
And he loves his new dry food so much, I am shocked! This dog has never, ever in his life enjoyed dog food. Believe me, we tried them all. He REALLY hates all canned, and picks grudgingly at dry if I mix it with some chopped chicken breast. But he loves this Royal Canin so much he gobbles it without chicken. I'm so glad, because when I heard the words "special diet" all I could think was, "Oh God, this dog is so picky, how will we manage?" I pictured buying a bag of this very expensive special veterinary diet and Murphy flat rejecting it and demanding nothing but chicken and rice. I hope his enthusiasm for it never wanes. I still mix in a little, very little, minced chicken breast as a treat, but yes, a miracle has occurred. Murphy is eating dry dog food, and LIKING it!
It's a 3 day weekend, and I promise there will be Murphy pictures as well as actual pictures and discussion of actual knitting. Hard to remember that once upon a time, this started as a knitting blog. That was a lot of years ago.