Now that we are through the worst of it, I can share a few silly tid-bits from when Lillie was in recovery. (she was addicted to cookies, but we found help!)
Right after surgery she came home with The Cone Of Shame. The girl was miserable; she hated it so much. A few days after later we were using a friendlier version of the Cone Of Shame: The Soft Cone Of Shame. Still, she was not happy about it at all and she let us know. Prepare to die of cuteness.
Note when she pauses and looks to the side, Lolo’s dog Max was under the table calling her out on her whiny BS. (*please ignore the random dog kibble and tore up area rug, thank you, Callie)
A few days later I found some Recovery Suits for her instead of the dreaded soft cone.
She still didn’t like them…maybe I should have got a different color, but I enjoy polka dots.
One of my biggest issues while she was recovering was keeping her from jumping on/off on the couch and our bed. She sleeps in our bed every night. I just knew if she slept in the bed with us, she might get up in the middle of the night and jump off. I was so worried about her ripping her sutures.
You know how fun it is to try and sleep while worrying about things? Yeah, super restful.
The Coach was going out of town and I decided to make sure I was able to get some quality sleep while nursing the wounded baby. I moved one of the twin mattresses out of a guest room and put it on the floor between the family room and dining room.
I slept there three nights and Lillie mostly stayed in the bed with me, but when she decided to get off/on, it wasn’t a big leap.
Y’all, I slept so well. I told the Coach I might keep a bed right there for eternity.
Imagine finishing a good meal and taking four steps over to your resting spot. I’m kind of annoyed that I didn’t think of this sooner.
By the way, I laid down those new area rugs in September 2021, minutes prior to Lolo and Nathans surprise wedding shower. I’d bought them months before, but was waiting till the last minute to put them down because Callie has taken a liking to digging in the carpets when I’m not around.
I have some new rugs in my shopping cart, but I vow to not put them down until Callie decides to depart this Earth Ship.
That’s all I have for you.
Tune in next week; I’m finally ready to talk about something very deep and personal that I’ve been putting off…
Have you given up your own bed to lie down with dogs? I’m not referring your dating days because that is almost as personal as your eyebrows.