Weekend Jade

Jade with her front feet on the elevated concrete pad I use to bathe dogs (on rare occasion).

Jade with her front feet on the elevated concrete pad I use to bathe dogs (on rare occasion).

Weekend Jade

Jade is halfway through her mandatory jail term, aka post-spay recovery period.

Jade is halfway through her mandatory jail term, aka post-spay recovery period.

Weekend Jade

Although Jade was originally scheduled for spay surgery in August, she came in season at the time of her appointment and was thus rescheduled to October 3.  While she was anesthetized, she was also microchipped and had a follow up pelvis xray taken.  This is a photo of that xray:

Jadebones (click to enlarge)

Jadebones (click to enlarge)

The vet said the femoral head on the right side appears to have stopped growing. Necrosis of the femoral head is apparently a common result of traumatic injury to the hip (which in Jade’s case was being run over by a truck). The blood supply to the femoral head was cut off and that part of the joint basically died.  She has less muscle mass on the right rear leg than she does on the left.  Despite this, she does very well and the vet said so long as she continues to do well, no surgery is needed.  If however she goes lame on the right side at some point in future, a femoral head ostectomy would be recommended.

Meanwhile, a bum hip and major abdominal surgery be damned, there is flopping for belly scratches to be done:

Jadeflop

Jadeflop

Weekend Jade

Did you hear that?  I certainly hope it's not anyone thinking about trying to touch my bone.

Did you hear that? I certainly hope it’s not anyone thinking about trying to touch my bone.

Weekend Jade

Eight bones handed out to eight dogs.  But of course there is only one bone worth having:  the one the other guy’s got.

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Weekend Jade

I snapped dozens of photos of Jade and Schroeder playing today.  They were all a blur except this one.

Jade checks out whether Schroeder has locking jaws.

Jade checks out whether Schroeder has locking jaws.

Weekend Jade

Summer.  Dragging.  On.

Summer. Dragging. On.

Weekend Jade

It's so hot outside.  But Jade is always ready to pose for her blog pic.

It’s so hot outside. But Jade is always ready to pose for her blog pic.

Weekend Jade

I know someone who loves to get hugs and kisses.

I know someone who loves to get hugs and kisses.

Weekend Jade

The return of sunny weekend Jade.

The return of sunny weekend Jade.

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