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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Milo's Delicate Operation

Milo had a delicate operation yesterday. He has come home without some delicate parts of the body... and a cone about his neck to prevent him from licking the stitches.

I had somewhow thought that I could be present to hold his paw throughout the delicate procedure so I was rather sad to find that I had to leave him there for 1 day. I left him at 10am and picked him up at 7pm. It had been a long day for poor Milo.

He barked and yelped when he saw us walk out. We could still hear him when we left the clinic. When he saw us again at 7pm, he had already come out of general anaesthesia. He was so eager to get away from the clinic that he clawed desperately at the floor in order to pull me out of there. Once in the car, he lay down and didn't move. When we reached home. He walked really slowly through the carpark and up the stairs. And once home, he lay down and wouldn't move anymore.

We all made a fuss of him. We sat and watched our DVDs on the TV screen downstairs, instead of using the projector upstairs. We all sat in a circle around him. I fixed him some boiled rice with minced pork which he ate half-heartedly. Boy... it must have been an awful day for him.

Today, he looks happier. He wolfed down the olive-oil-apple-threadfin mash that I gave him... and he has revived his habit of following me everywhere. But he's still somewhat less energetic than he normally is.

14 comments:

Rummi said...

The lethargic is probably due to the aneasthesia. He's Milo, the name said big and strong. he'll be fine :)

When Kimi had her ops and just came home, her first walk at home is 'into the wall'. LOL.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Poor Milo! Hope he'd feel better soon!

M said...

Reminds me of my schoolboy days when we first learnt about the imperial Chinese eunuchs. We figured Paul McCartney's "Yesterday" would be an appropriate lament for them :
"Yesterday, I'm not half the man I used to be ..." :)

petunialee said...

Rummi - Ouch!

petunialee said...

OKC - Thanks! He's much better by now. Almost back to his old self.

petunialee said...

M - Hahahahahahahahaha!

Blur Ting said...

Oh, poor Milo! I'm glad he's better now :-)

petunialee said...

Thanks Ting!

Blur Ting said...

I drove by your new residence this morning and had a most pleasant drive along the tree-lined road leading to the park. I must say that area is lovely! In future, you can stroll or bike along the shady road with your family or even bring Milo for long walks!

petunialee said...

Yup! It's a very nice ulu and laid back area. Very kampong.

KT said...

These are the answers from dogs when asked "How many dogs does it take to put in a light bulb?"

Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out light bulb?

Border Collie: Just one. And I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

Dachshund: I can't reach the stupid lamp!

Toy Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

Rottweiler: Go Ahead! Make me!

Shi-tzu: Puh-leeze, dah-ling. Let the servants. . . .

Lab: Oh, me, me!!! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I?

Malamute: Let the Border collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.

Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

Doberman Pinscher: While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the couch.

Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.

Hound Dog: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

Irish Wolfhound: Can somebody else do it? I've got a hangover.

Pointer: I see it, there it is, right there...

Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

Australian Shepherd: Put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?

Milo: I need another light bulb, for the left side.

petunialee said...

KT - I dun understand... The Milo bit..

KT said...

Alamak! Replace the two missing round things with light bulbs!

petunialee said...

Oh! Hahahahahahahahaha! Oh dear! Roll on floor. Mustn't tell The Daughter! She takes it personally where Milo's umm... doghood is concerned. Oh! Oh! Oh! Hahahahahahahaha!