Monday, May 17, 2010

Bentley Update

Ben is doing very well. He's healing nicely and already weight bearing on his new knee. The task now is to keep him from OVER doing it. Not an easy task. He can't get up on the couch or bed, two of his FAVORITE things, and when I leave the house he has to wear the cone of shame because he can't hold his licker. We have to maintain calm and control until a week from Friday when we go see his doc again. Did I tell you that I think his doctor is 11 years old? Seriously! Doogie Schnauzer! He has to have a note from his mom saying that he has permission to practice veterinary medicine!

Anyway, Ben and I want to thank you all for the well wishes, calls, cards, treats and gifts that have been pouring in from across the country. Mike and Hef stopped by and gave him a zebra which he loves. He took the 'brains' out of its head immediately 'cause apparently he likes his zebras stoooopid. Uncles Joe and Steve stopped in with treats yesterday and gave him all of the love and attention I withhold from him. Just look at his face, he'll tell you how bad he's got it. Mommy dresses him funny and makes him sleep on the cold, hard (plush, lambs-wool) doggie bed .

Today he got a care package from his friend Brinkley up in the Twin cities. In it was his newest buddy, Percevil Porkloin Piggy. There was a note from Brinkley:

Please note the part about the five...count 'em FIVE... squeakers. F.I.V.E. S.Q.U.E.A.K.E.R.S. ... Squeakers. Five of 'em. It sounds like a Loony Toons slaughter house in here. (Obviously Brinkley's parents are still a little miffed about the fact that I whacked their first born son up side the head with my spinning wheel last time they were here. Payback is indeed a b**ch!)

But Ben is in HOG heaven! Seriously, he's happier than a PIG in... the living room as it turns out. Really! He's SOW happy he's SQUEALING with joy.

"I don't want to get SLOPpy but I love you Percy Pig! NOM NOM NOM!"

(♥♥♥Thanks everyone who checked in and sent healing thoughts and hugs! They worked!
Much Love, Bentley♥♥♥)


Anonymous said...

Awww. Our Lucy loves her bunny and her dolphin just like Ben loves his pig. Aren't they funny, those pets?

terri browne said...

Maybe we should've thought twice about purchasing that I am afraid of the noisy toys William might get in the future!

Cindy G said...

Yay, Ben!

Elizabeth said...

Poor guy. I'm glad to hear he's doing better.

It was a long slow recovery for our cat who had to have her knee rebuilt in the 80s. But she got 11 more good years out of that rebuilt knee.

Hugs to both of you.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I hereby award you the first ever excellence in punbloggery award. You don't get anything for that except my love and devotion.

Cooper and The Garden Guest

I discovered earlier this summer that finches aren't the only thing that like my thistle seeds. Even though there is a plethora of seeds...