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Alex Is Home!

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

Alex Is Home!

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What it says on the tin!

We picked up Alex this afternoon at 5:30. He came out with the tech, straining at the leash, his four paws skidding on the floor in his eagerness to go with us. He looks 100 times better than even yesterday. He spent the whole ride home with his head stuck between the seats, watching the road in front of us, which is his favorite way to ride in the car, with prolonged sessions of resting his head on Bobby's or my shoulder, thus making him the world's coolest pirate!parrot.

In the car, right after leaving the hospital.

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At home, Phil was over the moon to see him. Poor Phil has been a little lost soul without his brother. He ran out into the yard yesterday to bark at someone in the street and then stopped halfway, like, "Where's my brother?? I can't do this without Alex!" (Alex does most of the barking.) He has mostly been laying on the patio, chewing on rocks, like he's not sure how to play without Alex, but he has not spent more than a few hours away from Alex since he we brought him home at nine weeks, so he really isn't sure how to play without Alex. Phil dislikes every other dog he's ever met except Alex, who is in a privileged Alex-only category.

It didn't take long after returning home, though, before Alex was sound asleep. This is him during dinnertime clean-up. He didn't even notice when I plopped a big spoonful of poached egg whites from the cookpot into his bowl. (Normally, that is his favorite, and he hangs around underfoot whenever eggs are being made.)

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The little orange football and Phil are in the background. :)

So he is on limited activity for the next two weeks. (He already tried to take off after a squirrel once before being abruptly stopped by the leash.) That means leashed yard access only, and we will be watching Amazon videos on the computer upstairs rather than in the basement so that he avoids the steps.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and thoughts over the past few [very rough] days. We are still very much in the woods, but we are happy to have Alex home again. I told Alex that he has a cheering section that stretches across the world. I think he knows. :)

This post was originally posted on Dreamwidth and, using my Felagundish Elf magic, crossposted to LiveJournal. You can comment here or there!

  • Good for Alex! Awww! I can just imagine how happy Phil must be to have him home again. I know you're not out of the woods, but this is a period of much needed calm after that terrible anxiety of the last couple of days.
  • He looks so happy in the car! =)
  • Yay! He looks so much happier in the first photo than he did yesterday. More *hugs* to everyone.
  • Aw, glad to hear he's doing better.
  • so happy for you both!
  • I'm glad Alex is feeling better.

    My cats aren't related but Leo refused to eat while Harry was at the vet. They do know.
  • It's great Alex is back home -- I'm sure Phil is just as relieved as you are.
  • That makes much better hearing. I'm glad he's home!
  • I'm glad he's home! A few years back someone stole my cat. There were two brothers from the same litter and the one remaining was inconsolable for a long time. Phil must be so happy to see his brother back. :)

    Wishing Alex a swift recovery!
  • That's great to hear!

  • He looks happy even while he's crashed out sleeping. I'm glad he's home.
  • What a horrible roller-coaster few days. I have been off the radar for a while, but read back to find out what had happened to dear Alex. What a nightmare for both of you as well as for your sweet Golden. I'm so relieved that he was well enough to come home. Here's hoping the lab tests pinpoint specific information and that treatment will be successful.

    - Erulisse (one L)
  • Yey!

    Alex looks relaxed in the car, like thinking "Yes, they finally realized I want to go home".

    It's amazing how much dogs miss each other, how at a loss they are and how happy they are when they get back together. Jabon had to wear an Elizabethan collar (that's what they're called here!!!) but we had to keep both Benito and Queen Angelica away because they wanted to lick the scar of the operation.

  • I'm so glad he made it home--I'm sure he is very relieved to be back, too! I hope he keeps improving.
  • Oh poor poor Phil, he must have missed his big brother so much. :)

    How is Alex faring today Dawn? Did he have a good night?
  • He's so very handsome! So glad he's home again. Home is better no matter how one feels.
  • I'm so happy about these news! :oD Alex seems to take really well what's been dealt to him, and I hope so much that this means he'll have a lot of good time to come for him yet, no matter how much it seems counted in our human's measurements. *hugs tight*
  • Oh Dawn, I was so sad to read your other posts about Alex. It's lovely that he is home again. I do hope that future results will be good ones.
  • Goldens are just the sweetest dogs there are. I've always enjoyed seeing pictures of Alex and Phil on your LJ. I wish him a speedy recovery with no further complications, and you and Bobby are in my thoughts too.
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