My beautiful husky-lab puppies, Sookie and Lolla, were spayed six days ago. Lolla took it like a champ, but my poor Sookie didn't do so well. She was really spooked and nervous for days after her surgery. Her incision has been healing poorly, a stitch busted loose, and she chewed out a large lump (from where the stitches were tied off in a knot) beside her incision. She wasn't able to sit or lay down on the carpet without her incision snagging, so she quit trying. She was too scared to jump onto the couch and lay down because she accidentally hurt herself the when she tried the first time, so she quit trying. The poor thing just walked around sulking, hanging her head low and whining. She even fell asleep standing up a few times.
I've spent the past week taking care of my Sookie. I haven't been able to do much else than turn on some tunes and love on the dogs. Here's some of what I've been listening to.
The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"
Freelance Whales, "Spitting Image"
Florence + The Machine, "Breath of Life"
Youngblood Hawke, "We Come Running"
Sookie is doing much better now. Two days ago, I took her back to the vet to get more pain meds and check out her progress. Since yesterday, she's back to being a normal Sook-Pup - she's smiling, prancing around, cuddling with me on the couch, and licking Lolla's face.
Sookie finally gets to lay down and nap with Lolla.