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The Adventures of a Tripawd Boxer


Getting back to Bubba

June 8th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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My boy is back!!  He is still fighting this nasty infection, but today I saw the Boxer in him come back.  Crazy, silly, stubborn, hungry….!

He has figured out the stairs and how to get on the couch today.  I don’t want him on the stairs (but it is nice to have my lap dog back for movie night)!  I am so excited to see him ‘hunting’ after dinner today.  It was pizza night and he knows I don’t eat the crust.  Ok, maybe I left a pepperoni or two.  I know, weight control is so important now that he is a tripawd and we are both trying to tackle this bad habit.  He knows my weaknesses…all he has to do is give me a sad-eyed look and a whimper and I give in.

I did get tough with him at lunch today.  He escaped my protection and took off down the 2 stairs to the yard, peed, and promptly came back up the stairs to claim his prize.  Claiming exhaustion, he laid down as I prepared his feast of canned dog food (not his normal food!) When I placed it across from him into his dishes, he immediately started crying.  Lately, I’ve been bringing the food bowl right to him.  Today, I told him “no way!  Get your big. old butt up and eat that food!”  A hearty sneeze and huff followed this conversation.  Next thing I see:  big, old 3-legged Bubba gets up without help and walks over to eat his food, effortlessly.  Player!

I am excited for his doctor to see him tomorrow.  I think he is making remarkable progress.  We are almost out of recovery Hell!  Yay!

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8 Comments so far ↓

  • zeuspod

    HA! They do play us. Just last night Zeus raised his head up really tall to look over me at his water bowl in the kitchen. Of course I brought it to him.

    Glad to hear he is doing so well! Keep spoiling him as much as you want!


  • AngelAbbysMom

    We’re not good at that “tough love” stuff either! They don’t call our house the “dog spa” for nuthin’.

    We also share pizza bones w/ our pups. It’s a hard habit to break once you start, but who wants to stop??

    Funny about him trying to get you to wait on him paw and foot! They do know how to work us. Glad to hear he’s feeling spunkier!
    Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

  • BriAnn

    I love to hear bubba is doing a lot better and some things are eaiser for him!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • etgayle

    welcome back bubba!!! sounds like you are doing great….getting your mom trained can be such a challenge!!!

    charon & spirit gayle

  • Leslie

    Ha! I LOVE boxers. They are so awesome. Glad to hear Bubba is getting the boxer back.

  • bubbasmom14

    This dog definitely has me trained. Gotta love ’em!

  • jerry

    Awww, what’s one little slice of puperoni. He deserves it after what he’s been through!

    Now, you’ve got it Momma, good for you for being a strong pack leader! He’ll recover so much faster that way.

  • bubbasmom14

    Thanks Jerry! I think he deserves it too!

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