Weekend Jade

The return of sunny weekend Jade.

The return of sunny weekend Jade.

Weekend Jade

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Another rainy weekend to contemplate things and stuff.

Weekend Jade

The sun popped out for 5 minutes this weekend.  Jade ran outside to pose in it.

The sun popped out for 5 minutes this weekend. Jade ran outside to pose in it.

Weekend Jade

After 6 weeks of rest (loosely defined more recently as keeping her to a dull roar) to heal injuries sustained when a truck ran over her, Jade had her first non-emergency vet appointment on Friday.  She got vaccinated and had some blood work done (all normal and heartworm negative).  But the main attraction was determining how well her fractured pelvis had healed.  I brought my vet an image of the x-ray taken at the emergency clinic on the day of the accident and she found 3 fractures on it (I had only been advised of 2 at the time).  She did a physical exam and took a new x-ray.  This is a photo of that x-ray:

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My vet explained that, while her fractures had healed, she had (and I’m paraphrasing here) healed crooked. Specifically, the ball of the right hip was no longer sitting as it should in the socket.  I remember the emergency vet had warned me about the possibility that she may not heal as good as new so although I was prepared, I admit I had been hoping to hear that everything was perfect.  My vet said it’s possible she might go through life just fine, simply managing the right hip condition as-is or she may require a femoral head ostectomy at some point.  I will monitor her for any signs of pain, particularly on that right side.  But the very good news was that the vet gave the all-clear to let Jade rough house, run wild and generally act like a normal 9 month old pitbull puppy.

This weekend, Jade got to play with Schroeder, the dog closest to her in age here at home, whom she has been playing bitey face with through baby gates and across barriers for the past several weeks.  This was her first time off leash in the large part of the yard and her first time being able to play with another dog.

Thank you again to everyone who donated to help pay for Jade’s care.  She has an appointment to be spayed and chipped next month and thanks to your generous donations, I’ve already paid for that.  Between now and then, she will definitely be enjoying more running wild time with Schroeder.

Weekend Jade

Chewing stuff reveals many good ear settings.

Chewing stuff reveals many good ear settings.

Tomorrow marks six weeks since I met Jade, after she met the underside of a truck. We have a vet appointment later this week for the official six week check up to see if her fractured pelvis has healed. If we get the ok from the vet, Jade will be Off. The. Leash.

Weekend Jade

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Big and strong and waggy.

Weekend Jade

She is feeling better every week.  The better she feels, the harder it is to keep her to a dull roar.  She is bored with her recovery now and toys only keep her entertained for so long.  She wants a dog friend to rough house with so much.  So Much.  Things she has eaten so far:

  • Remote
  • Blanket fringe
  • Sox
  • Pants
  • Wall
  • Fan
  • Contents of bathroom trash (both bathrooms, multiple offenses)
  • Chain link fencing (area approximately the size of a Pitbull body)
Presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Puppy Chairman of the Bored.

Weekend Jade

The sweetest, prettiest pitbull in the world. Plus: eyelashes.

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Weekend Jade

Lying around in one place, wherever someone lays you, is not everyone’s cup of tea.  Jade quickly graduated to dragging herself to where she’d like to be and this week moved on to hobbling.  Next:  world domination.

Hobbler in Chief

Hobbler in Chief

Weekend Jade

Thing you can enjoy, even with a fractured pelvis:  raw meaty bones.

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