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Charlie slept great last night, I assume. I didn't hear anything from him until around 5 and my husband took him out to use the bathroom and he was quiet again until I got up to put Frankie out at 6:30! He sleeps with our big dog, Dixie (lab/coonhound) who we rescued 11 years ago. She's so slow now - all she does is sleep, sleep, sleep. She has some bathroom issues so she sleeps in her kennel in the house. We closed the door last night with Charlie in there, but Dix didn't seem to care. She is literally the most laid back dog on the planet. A Dixie blog would look like this, "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz." Every day.
Charlie started to lick his stitches yesterday and we had to give him the cone of shame. I hate doing that to him! He started trembling again and scraping it on everything but we had no choice. And he can STILL get at his area! He's a contortionist!
He and Frankie ate side by side with no big problems this morning. He is SO underweight. I don't think you can tell from the picture above. It makes me weepy to look at his bones above his tail. I just want to feed him 24/7. But, he left some of his food this morning - he and Frankie are both saving some, I guess.
Scheduled him for his free vet exam - we had to pick from a list of providers and our vet wasn't on there, but this vet is supposed to be good. We'll get his heartworm test done and hopefully get some tips on fattening him up. I will feel more relaxed, I think, when he's been seen by a vet.
Can you see Frankie in the picture, too? She just licks and licks his face in his cone! So cute. She's really happy - and I thought she was fine before. Now, I realize Dixie isn't the active companion she'd been looking for!
Took the children to school and went to the gym this morning - our usual routine - and worried the entire time I was working out that Charlie had to poop since he hadn't gone since 5 this morning. Found myself getting the baby (she's 2 but still) from the childcare, racing home, and he was fine. Just hanging in the kennel w/Dixie. He still hasn't pooped, but we'll try again later. No accidents in the house yet! Woo hoo!
My heart is positively swelling for this little guy.