Friday, November 23, 2018

Rusty’s Black Friday

Rusty came to my wife bleeding from his front paw. She wrapped it in a towel and drove to Marathon on Thanksgiving Day. 

The day started out normally with his usual walk and plans for a afternoon with friends at dinner. I stayed behind and got a picture showing a happy dog. 

My wife has been really good about bringing the outside world into my rehab life. Lots of pictures. A while later she said she was taking him to the twenty four hour hospital in Marathon. That took me aback a bit but on arrival with the blood flow dried up and the back of the car looking like a slaughter house they took him in for surgery almost immediately. 

He tore a tendon on his walk and they said they weren’t sure if they could put it back together. An hour later they said all was well and with care he would be fully restored. 

At this stage he is pretty quiet and we are watching his bandaged paw for signs of swelling. 



Thanksgiving evening Rusty slept in the car while we ate. Layne slipped out repeatedly to check  on him but he was passed out.  




I’m not good at selfies but it was a grand evening as Thanksgivings big should be. Sid and Deborah have interesting friends in the arts. My enjoyment of motorcycles was viewed rather dimly. Especially now. Is life to be lived or merely survived?

12 comments:

Garythetourist said...

We are so glad that Rusty will be OK.
The patio is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Man you guys are having a tough year! So glad the little man and his pop are going to be ok. Miss Layne be careful of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Aw poor guy... glad he's on the mend.

RichardM said...

"Is life to be lived or merely survived?"

I vote for "lived"...

Anonymous said...

I vote for life being lived even though I don’t personally participate. Guess I’m merely surviving most days. Sorry to read about Rusty’s foot. Happy that the vet was successful in fixing the paw. He always makes me smile. Cute, sweet dog. Glad that you had a nice thanksgiving with friends. Beautiful setting. A belated, happy thanksgiving, from Michigan.

Unknown said...

Oh, no! Two Beatties on the disabled list!? I hope Rusty rehabilitates as nicely as you have, Michael. Layne is going to need a vacation when you two finally mend and get back on track. A caregiver's lot is exhausting. I speak from experience. KWBound

Celia Bowman said...

Glad Rustys surgery was successful. Hope now the repair heals without incident.

Doug Bennett said...

Glad Rusty is OK. Life is to be lived. Had a friend that was in a very bad motorcycle accident. When he was able, he got back on a borrowed 'beast' and rode it. He said he had to prove to himself he could do it. After that he never got on another one again.

Anonymous said...

Will there be Rusty Rehab?

Conchscooter said...

Rusty is pretty tight lipped about his rehab but he is doing well
even though he can’t take walks for a while.

David Masse said...

Me too.

David Masse said...

I think Rusty was just a little envious. Now in his mind the score is tied. “I’ll your rehab, and raise”.