Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Naughty Knee

For a while now I have been having behavior problems with my right knee. Sometimes I tell my right knee that it is time to jump down the back stairs and chase the squirrel up his tree, and my knee says “nooooooo, I will not participate in that craziness. I am a boring and old knee and I do not want to have fun with my owner, the fabulous Uba”. This makes me pretty annoyed, but I go about my important work of bouncing and running and chasing and having fun and just carry my naughty knee along with me. I even dragged that naughty knee along when I got into the kitchen sink the other day to look for my red rubber ball.
When it is time to relax my naughty knee punishes me for not agreeing with it, and I have to rest it on a soft pillow so it stops yelling at me.
My mom took me and my naughty knee to my regular doctor and then to another special doctor so they could take pictures of it and tell it that it is a naughty knee. After a lot of people talking and looking at me walking and more talking about how my naughty knee is bad, the people have decided that I am going to get a new knee. I am really happy about this. I will have a new knee that will say “woo hoo! Lets chase things and jump and run and have fun!” and I won’t have to carry it around with me and then get yelled at by it later and rest it on a soft pillow.
My mom says it will take a long time for me to heal, just like it did when Lolo and Daisy got their new knees. I will have to wear a donut thing around my neck and I will have an itchy zipper and maybe I’ll even have to wear pants like Audie. I will also have to walk slowly on the boring slow and noisy treadmill instead of running on my most beloved TREADMILL!! I won’t be able to go to nose work class or to circus class and I will have to sit around in my crate and be bored. But then, after a really long time, once the doctors look at my leg again and take more pictures, I will be bionic, just like Lolo and Audie and Daisy.

Boring Treadmill from Letti de Little on Vimeo.

I have been practicing on the boring treadmill so I know what to do when I have to use it while I’m “on drugs”. I don’t know how I could forget how to walk, but she says it might be hard for me to figure out after surgery because of the drugs, so I have to be all bored on the boring treadmill almost every day. My surgery is next Wednesday, but I am not nervous. I get to have all the fun I want now because she says it doesn’t matter if I hurt my naughty knee more. I’ll deal with the drugs and the boredom next week.
hugs,
Uba

21 comments:

Mac said...

ahhh...sweet Uba!

Mia said...

We'll be thinking of you when you have your surgery!! We'll send healing thoughts and lots of pug kisses for a speedy recovery!! We could even send the Power of the Paw to see you through! We do that a lot in our blogger family when someone is sick or in the hospital. I can't wait to you and your new knee are together and all healed!!

~kisses~

Mia

Bren @ Four-Legged Moms said...

Poor Uba! Seems so unfair about your knee. Titan and I are sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery! Much love

Maisie's Mom said...

oh Uba, I am so sorry about your naughty knee. I hope you won't be too bored on the slow and boring treadmill while it heals. good luck with your surgery and please keep us posted so we know how you're doing!

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Laurie Dana said...

Good luck with the surgery and wishing you a speedy recovery!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Healing Uba!!! It's not fun recovering but it'll be worth it when your knee is all better!

Karen said...

Good luck Uba! Best wishes for a speedy recovery. You'll be back on your fast treadmill before you know it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Uba! You and I have something in common: I got a new knee this summer. And your mom is right, it will take a long time for your new knee to say, whee!! let's run and jump and play, but later you will be happy because you have a happy knee instead of a naughty knee. If you can't walk so good at first, I couldn't either. When I was in the hospital they told me to lift my leg, but I couldn't at first because my brain couldn't find my leg!!! It took awhile for my brain and leg to get talking again. I was told that happens to everyone. So, I will be thinking about you next week.

N said...

You are going to rock that new knee, and if you have to wear pants, you will rock that too! Just think...sooner you are better, the sooner you can enjoy the real treadmill!
Sending oodles and oodles of love and healing power from all the peeps from the V Dogs: Little Engines that Will FB page.
And some extra xo's from me.

Anonymous said...

Uba, I just remembered that you are having your big surgery tomorrow. I will be thinking about you all day. Maybe your Mom will let us know as soon as she can how it went and how you're doing. I love you, Uba!

lorosuzo said...

Good luck, Uba!! My Savannah had the same problems with her knee, but, she is all better know and I'm sure you will do great!

Deborah Flowers said...

awwww... hugs to you Uba! Just be lazy and sleep alot while healing.... ♥
I pray the surgery is a great success ♥

Carol said...

Good luck Uba, Nakita and I will send heal fast prayers for you. Hugs.

Kay said...

it's the big day Uba! Best wishes, dear. You'll be wonderful I'm sure. and you get to be bionic. It really is a cool surgery. <3

Grace said...

Hi Uba,
Thinking of you on your big day. I know you will be brave at the doctor's office. My family sends a prayer that your new knee heals perfectly.
Hugs,
Grace

Rachel Coney said...

Sweet, Sweet Uba. Love you and wishing you a quick recovery! The Dutchess and I will be thinking of you.. Luv and Hugs

Anonymous said...

FYI, when my dog had knee surgery (twice, 6 months apart for popped tendons) we were able to get her therapy where she was able to use the treadmill in water. If Uba is having trouble bearing weight after the surgery, it's something to look into. Mine was very hesitant to walk because of the discomfort in her knee and the water treadmill was a great help to get her started moving again.

Chunk said...

Hi Uba. Eva and I are keeping our paws crossed that your surgery went well. We hope you're feeling all better soon.

Anonymous said...

Poor Uba. But lucky Uba, too. If this is TPLO surgery, I can you that my dog had it a couple of years ago. The rehab period was kind of stressful for all concerned, but after we figured out that she was much LESS stressed by having a dog companion with her than by being kept isolated, things got better and now she runs around like she'd never had a problem! So I am looking forward to pictures of you doing the same.

Kathy Spitler said...

hoping all went well Uba, take it easy now and mind your ma

Protection Dogs said...

All Pictures are funny and cute :)