Friday, February 24, 2012

Another Bert Update

 Bert had a rough night last night, but when I got there I was able to take him out to relieve himself and he perked up just being with me.  It broke my heart to leave him again, but I got to go back this evening.
 When I took him outside to go to the bathroom he was exhausted after walking 100 feet to a grassy hill.  He laid down and we both spent half an hour just laying there basking in the sunlight.
 It is going to be a bit of a long healing time for my boy, but I am confident that he will get to come home with me tomorrow.  We have changed a bedroom into a private suite for Mr. Bert as he is going to be on cage/bedroom rest for two weeks, then a very slow ride back to his old self.  I know it will be tough for him, no swimming, no running or jumping....but He Will Be Alright.  

Thank you all so so much for your support and kind words as we went through these last few days.

NOTE FROM ALLRED to Jed and Abby
 And thank you so  much to the  Collies of the Meadow  for the lovely Collie Choice Award. 
I found their site a while back and was immediately drawn to this sweet family of collies.  My first search and rescue dog (Andy) looks so much like the boy Trevor and I have been a faithful follower ever since.    It meant so much to us to receive this award.

Thank you again everyone..."Power of the Paw"


2browndawgs said...

Thanks for the update. I hope Bert feels better tomorrow. After Thunder's bloat surgery, he had similar restrictions. It was tough to keep him from wanting to run and swim, but we did it. I can't wait to see the sparkle back in Bert's eyes. One day at a time. :)

Wyatt said...

Oh Bert, we send you all our love and kisses. Take it easy pal and get better soon. Wish we could send you some chicken soup or something to speed up your recovery.

Wyatt and Stanzie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! This is what I get for taking a couple of days off from reading blogs--And this is exactly why I shouldn't!!! I am so, so sorry to read about your boy, but am glad that he's doing well and is on the mend!! Please know that we are keeping him in our prayers and sending lots, and lots of healing thoughts!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh yes, one day at a time. Thanks for the update. It will be a long road to recovery but it is so good to know he is going to be OK.

Hugs to you and snooter smoochies to Bert from all of us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

H Ski said...

I am sure Bert will feel better once he gets home. Just being in his home with his people will help him relax.

haopee said...

Oh my gosh, I missed reading your posts for a week and this happens to Bert!

Poor guy. Well, Bert is a strong dog, I'm sure he'll have a speedy recovery.

Anyway, be back in awhile. I have to read what I missed.

Bertie, you rest your good old self and be up and running soon okay? All the dogs in our pack have our paws crossed for you.

Huggies and Cheese,


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Bert Bert, you have to get better. Your Vikki and your kitty Allred need you. Your a good man dog, and your family needs you around.
Sally Ann and Andy

Prancer Pie said...

Yay fur good news. We will continue to purr and purray fur you. Can't wait til you get back home wif your Vicki. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

rottrover said...

We agree! We know Bert will feel so much better when he gets home. Glad you got to spend some sunshine time together today... Dude! Learn anything here??

We love you, Bert!

-Bart and Ruby

GOOSE said...

Bert I sure do miss you around the "Club". Just not the same without you. But I know you will get better day by day. Before you know it we will be running and playing and you can resume teaching me the joys of playing in the water. I think I'm ready to go in the deep end.
While I wish this didn't happen I see Vickie is making up a luxurious suit just for you. Maybe we can put up a big poster of your Charlotte on the wall.
I hope I get to see you tomorrow when you get home.
Blessings always,

houndstooth said...

Aw, Bert! We're glad you'll be okay, but sorry you're feeling so low right now. Follow the doctor's orders so you can rest at home soon, and make sure your Vickie waits on you hand and paw!


Minna Krebs said...

Bert! It sure is good to see your handsome self, even if you is feeling kinda tired and poorly. Take care, big boy, and follow Dr's orders.....

chicamom85 said...

Thanks for the update, I am keeping paws crossed and Mommy says prayers for Bert. I bet his special room is really cool. I hope he goes home soon.

Loveys Sasha

Bassetmomma said...

It must be so upsetting for both you and Bert to have to leave him in the hospital. Hopefully he will be able to come home with you tomorrow and with your love and care it will be the best place for him to recover! Thank goodness you saw him swallow that ball! It won't be too long until Bert's back to his old self! Wishing you both all our best!

Christine said...

Wow! Wish Bert a speedy recovery. Healing hugs and puppy kisses from all the pups here!

Baylor said...

All right Bert! Slow and steady is the way to go...I know it isn't fun, but it is what has to be done now dude! I guess you will have to listen to the bi-peds and learn to relax for the next couple of weeks!

Never fear, we will be right there with you!



Ellen said...

Bert I am glad you are home and being so well taken care of. This will be hard to have to be on healing rest but it will speed up your recovery. You all take care. Keeping the healing thoughts your way!!!

Anonymous said...

Miss Vickie, Please tell Bert we're thinking of him and hope he gets to feeling better very soon.

Tank & Asst.

Casey said...

Feel better soon, Bert! It's not the same without you.

RYKER said...

Oh Vickie, I am so sorry to hear about Bert. A tennis ball!
I am relieved he made it through surgery and is on the mend. Guest we are both recuperating now. It is truly harder on our loved ones than ourselves and I'm sure Bert would tell you that if he could.

Charlotte said...

Oh my Darling - please get well soon.I'm desperate to see you so weak but if you are at home tomorrow - you will see - everything is easier and with Miss Vickies love and care you soon will be able to play with Goose again. And maybe is there a little surprise too - I heard you'll get your own suite... so maybe I could hire a rescue helicopter and visit you???? All my love your Charlotte

Ina in Alaska said...

Long road ahead.. We'll send healing wishes every day. Hugs to you and Your Vickie

Team Beaglebratz said...

First, thanks so much for the update. And that slow and steady improvement is so nerve-wracking but over the last few months, I've learned that is the best way. Adding more kisses and hugs for Bert and a big hug for you. Keep on, keeping on dear Bert - sending continued healing vibes for both of Kim

KB said...

I am so happy to hear that Bert Will Be Alright. I've had general anaesthesia about 10 times in my life, and I guarantee you that it was a big part of why Bert was so tired today. Our paws will remain crossed for you, visualizing Bert at home in his private suite. I know that you'll dote on him and, before you know it, he'll be back running with his buddy Goose.

We'll be thinking of you.

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Bert,
me has been so worried for yous! Me has sent Allred thought waves to be kind as yous is not well and to not upset the others too. he can always come over and chase me and Kozmo and the hairy slobbery sisters around.
me is still purraying and sends yous lots of purrs.

The Life of Riley said...

We are so pleased to read that Bert is on the road to recovery.

Sending him love and woofs,
Riley, Enzo and thier human

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am a friend of Sasha.
I am crossing my paws you get better soon,,, The power of the paws is circling around you!


You continue to be in my thoughts and I know that its going to be a case of taking one day at a time. My heart aches for you and Bert, but he's strong and he'll pull through this ordeal.
sending lots of happy, warm, healing vibes your way. We love you.

Meeka said...

Oh Bert, I'm not used to seeing you looking like this.
Follow doctor's orders okay and in no time you'll be feeling better and doing the things you love like swimming and running.
Take care.

Sierra Rose said...

Oh no Bert! So so sorry about this! We've just read back a few posts...hang in there friend. Please heal fast, and please don't eat anymore tennis balls or rocks!

Sierra Rose

bichonpawz said...

Dear Vickie and Bert...we are sending lots and lots of healing thoughts and all of the good vibes we can for a quick recovery. Love and hugs and prayers coming your way!! xoxo Jeanne with Chloe and LadyBug

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are so not used to seeing Bert this way and it breaks our hearts. We continue to send love and prayers and purrs and woofs for Bert's quick recovery. We're sure he'll feel a whole lot better once he's home.

Allred, we know you are reading this even as you tour the seas with your giant friend, but please give our pal a break if you do decide to go home anytime soon.

georgia little pea said...

This is such a different Bert from his usual happy self. Poor fella. It'll be a tough couple of weeks but at least now you know he's going to be alright. Take care, all of you x

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

More AireZen is on the way to you, Bert! Make sure you have a bell in that suite of yours so you have a constant flow of nurses. I want the best for you, buddy!

Love ya lots

Mango said...

Bert! The sunshine is good for you and will make you happy in your brains and get better faster, I am certain. I bet just being home makes you feel better.

As for that Allred.... he makes the strangest friends.


Anonymous said...

I bet that sunshine felt great Bert :) I know it will be tough to lay low for a while butt your Vickie created your own suite at the Ritz so I also know you will be healing with all the trimmings of a royal! :)
Paw crossed you get to go home with her today!

Your pal,

PeeS: Allred...BOL!

Patrice and Higgins said...

Thanks for the update...poor Bert! Take it one day at the time buddy!!


Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Heal fast my friend - you looked so pooped getting to that grass.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

We are so sorry that we missed what happened to Bert, and so relieved that you saw it as it happened and were able to take such quick action. We are crossing all paws for him and please make sure to tell Bert that all the kitties are sending loud purrs.

The Poupounette Gang

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I am sooooooo very much glad that Bert is a bit better. I know that once he arrives HOME he will really perk up quickly.

Re: The SHARK... Aiiiiiiiiiieeeeeee

I was sooooo hoping that "HE" would end up as Shark Poop.

Lincoln said...

Hello buddy !

First time I come to visit your blog ! I send you much much love from France :)
Take care and get well soon!


Murphy said...

So glad Bert is coming home because there's no place like home. He'll heal faster being wrapped in love.

Sam said...

OMD - I've been behind on blogging due to work and didn't know sweet Bert was sick. Sending him (and you) hugs and we will keep him in our prayers.


The Army of Four said...

Feel better, buddy!
We're praying for you!
Play bows,

Val said...

Glad Bert is doing better, the best medicine will to be home with his humans. Praying for a quick recovery.

The Thuglets said...

It is so good to read Bert will soon home and recuperating in his new private room. We are sending lots of pawsative vibes and have all our paws crossed for Bert's recovery.

Extra Special Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

George The Lad said...

Oh Bert
I'm sorry I didn't visit sooner, we are not on the laptop much these days so just catch up when we can.
Welshie Hugs and positive vibes that you are well on the road to recovery.
Don't get eating any more balls OK
See Yea George xxx

The Southern Jewel said...

I hope Bert get to feeling better!!!

Love, Southern Jewel and Rosebud

sprinkles said...

I've thought a lot about Bert the last few days. I'm glad he's going to be alright. Too bad it'll be a long road to recovery but I know you'll take excellent care of him.

NCmountainwoman said...

I'm glad to hear that Bert is doing well. But we still have our fingers and paws crossed. It will be hard on all of you to keep Bert down when he feels better.

charlene and Storm said...

oh bert you silly sausage tennis balls are not yummy!
hope you get better soon xxx
stormy likes eating frizbees if i dont watch him sometimes just in tiny peices, the little monkey.