Robin had ovariohysterectomy (spayed) surgery on Tuesday last. I picked up a very sleepy, though happy puppy after a day at the Vet. She moaned, groaned, finally settled and slept through the night.
Some of her care instructions for after surgery recovery were very explicit do to her small size. No stair climbing, no jumping on or off the furniture, so, I’ve been carrying her up and down the stairs and furniture is off limits unless I lift her up. As well there are the normal rules that she should remain calm, no rough play, strenuous exercise, etc for 10 days.
For the first few days, she was happy to spend her time sleeping in the new bed I got her, or lying by my side. We spent the sunny days of her convalescence on the deck.
The excitement of her day was chewing her rawhide stick and watching the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the feeder.
The same hummingbirds come back year after year; I know this because if I don’t have their feeder in place upon their arrival in May they scold and fuss until I put it out. The hummingbirds are quite tame around me and fly very close, however if someone else is around the feeder they are more cautious. When there is a new hummingbird in the group, it will fly up to my face and hover as if to study me and memorise my features. Only one hummingbird will use the feeder at a time however the others often wait their turn perched on the clothesline or on a tree branch over head.
Robin showing her belly scar, all the stitches are on the inside, the incision on the outside is closed with surgical glue.
Robin loves her new bed. The bed is round, micro-suede on the outside, faux sheepskin in the inside and it has a removable cushion. She likes to bury her head under the cushion when she sleeps. It is very nest like and she spends a lot of time it in, either sleeping or playing with her toys.
A puppy on the East Coast.
The photos are clickable for the full recovery experiance.