Lexi – Tail Injury…

i have not been blogging as much as i wanted to. We did not do much over Spring break and most of the last 2 weeks has been taken up with caring for Lexi.

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Lexi, after her first surgery.

2 weeks ago, Lexi’s tail got caught in the door to the garden and we had to take her into emergency surgery. The vet has to take off 1.5cm of her tail to close the wound. Unfortunately, that was not the end of it. Her wound did not heal well; it got infected and the skin around the surgery site died. So Lexi had to have a second surgery to cut the infection off. The vet had to take another few centimeters. i estimate she has lost just under a third of her tail. Poor dear!

She’s on a higher dose of antibiotics, we have a cream with honey in it and another visit to the vet in 2 days. We hope this time it heals well.

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Throwback to Winter…

It has been warm, warm, warm… all last week and this week too… such unseasonal weather. So i thought i do a throwback to our ski holiday up in Flims, Switzerland. We were there about 3.5 weeks ago. It was our second time away from home with our Schnauzer, Lexi and the first proper ski holiday for her.

We had a lovely time. We took Tobias’ best friend with us and the boys had fun. The hotel was great, and right by the tal-station, which is fab. We enjoyed lovely, sunny, cold, wintery days on the slopes. The husband and boys ski while i walked with Lexi.

Here are some lovely wintery pictures to remind you that, actually, it is still supposed to be winter (according to the calendar, that is). Enjoy!

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Lexi at 5 Months…

So we brought Lexi home when she was 9 weeks old, it has been almost 3 months and she is 5 months old now. It has been a steep learning curve but it had it’s funny, lovely moments too.

We have had quite a journey with her, medically. She has had a very serious bacterial ear infection, which took 3 weeks of treatment to clear up, immediately following that she had an eye irritation/infection, which saw her in the cone for a week. All that set her back on her vaccination schedule which means we start all over again with the vaccinations. Now it seems she has caught a cold 😦

But on the upside, we finished puppy school and are now in young dog school and it’s going good. She does not do as she is supposed to at class, but at home, it works fine and that’s the important part.

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Left to Right: Lexi August 2018, Lexi September 2018, Lexi October 2018, Lexi November 2018

Other than that, we have found out that she is definitely NOT a food-motivated dog. She does not even come when you put down her food, except when she was on the cortisone for 3 weeks and the meds made her hungry.

She is teething now and with a slight cold, i suppose going off food for a bit is usual. i just wished it was not such a struggle to get her to eat regularly. It’s a question we will have to ask the vet when we go for the next jab in a couple of weeks.

Another positive is that i think (fingers-crossed) we got the pee situation down, she only goes outside now. And she is doing better with being left for a couple hours at home, when needed.

Despite the various worries, the joys of having her around is wonderful! She is a sweet-pea and we love her!

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