Today is Patch the Pirates (Patchy) one month ampuversay! We are so grateful to have had another month with him in our lives! He continues to bring us such joy as he teaches us to live in the moment and to never pass up that snuggle or belly that is being offered up for a rub 🙂
After much discussion we have also decided that we will live in the moment and not do chemo. We want to spend as much time with him as we can doing things that he enjoys and just smothering him with so much love and affection as we can squeeze into each day.
Our hope is that we have many more moments with him and we cherish each one that we have.
We celebrated him yesterday by beginning the day with a snuggle in bed (hasn’t been in the bed in weeks) then we took an adventure to the forest.
We are heading camping at the end of the week for a few days, there will be lots of photos to share next week!
Hi Everyone – Thursdays are my day off so I spend it at with all the chuppies, cooking cleaning and loving on them.
Yesterday Patchy continued in recovery by returning to normal habits. Kevin has a very big place that is fully fenced and the back is fenced off from the front. Patchy used to love to go back there and check things out, we have a garden back there etc. He hadn’t been back there since before his surgery.
I had both doors open so that could go from the front to the back, I was in the kitchen and I heard his hop coming and yep he hopped through the house and into the back yard 🙂 Just made me smile. He made the trip several times yesterday.
Another first is that he learned the “shake” on 3 legs without falling down:)
So we reached the two week post amputation mark yesterday with Patchy! He got most of his staples removed but a few had to stay in because they weren’t quite healed.
Everyday he begins to do things that were his routine before surgery and it just makes us kiss his sweet face over and over and tell him what a good job he is doing 🙂 Brings tears to my eyes when this happens.
Living in the moment truly means enjoying every single moment you have with them. We cherish all the belly rubs and snuggles with him 🙂
I am excited to get the ruff wear harness for him so we can get back to taking him camping etc.