Friday, December 30, 2011

Update on my furboys

Butch is once again celebrating suppertime, and I couldn't be happier. He won't stick his muzzle into his food dish (maybe it's painful?), but he happily lets me put food in his mouth one spoonful at a time. I had stopped feeding him crunchy kibble sometime last year, but now I'm softening his meals even more. If the next step needs to be mush, we'll do that, too. As long as he's happy and his gum condition isn't going to cause him to starve, I'll do whatever needs to be done to keep him comfortable.

If you can call this comfortable:

Levi is now on Day 5 of crate confinement and is doing remarkably well. I haven't noticed any limping when I let him out for potty breaks, which is a very good sign since most of his limping was happening right after he'd been resting. I thought he'd go nuts inside the crate, but he's occupying himself with naps and toys. In fact, when I bring him back into the house after we've gone outside, he heads straight for the crate and walks right in it with no coaxing from me.

He's also being very good about letting me put the drops in his ears, so I have high hopes that his ear infection will be cleared up in short order.

Thanks to all of you who expressed your concern. My boys are both doing well, and I am SO relieved.


  1. Such good news!!! I've always served a mushy dinner to my kids... That hard kibble can really wear on their teeth!

    I'm so glad both of your boys are on the mend! Love that pic of Butch! What a character!

  2. I'm so happy Butch is eating! and he looks comfortable (for a dog). I'm surprised Levi is taking his jail time so well. You have a couple of good boys!

  3. Great news! I'm happy for all of you!

  4. Wow, you run a wonderful recovery spot! Butch looks very comfortable to me. Levi and Dixie are in the same crate/situation, bless them. In all seriousness, I am so relieved that Mr. Butch is doing well. My heart has a soft spot for the guy! And, of course, you. Keeping you and the furry ones in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. How's Butchie doing today? and I hope Levi is still content in his crate!


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