Thursday, March 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Buffy!


Original Cost: $650

Expenses since she came home (including food, training, dog toys, dog accessories, kenneling, veterinary services/emergencies, and surgeries: it's got to be close to $10k

Being loved by this big, goofy, beautiful Yellow Lab: priceless

Today is Buffy's 5th birthday. It's been five years of craziness and big bills for her upkeep. We call her "The Ten Thousand Dollar Dog". Whatcha gonna do?

She's still recuperating and spending lots of time in her crate. Her staples have been removed and the hair on her leg is growing back in. The vet gave us another prescription for the sedative, though. He understands that she's hard to keep calm. Thank goodness! I don't know what we'll do when we can't sedate her anymore. Today I took her for her first 5-minute walk. She can have two walks a day, and we can increase the length of her walks each coming week by 5 minutes. She loved getting outdoors today, and I loved having her at my side.

Happy birthday, girl!

12 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

AND, look at that beautiful bed she has!

Lea

PIPO said...

Happy birthday, Buffy!

2weeks2much said...

Happy Birthday Buffy!!! Who's a good girl? Tummy rubs for you! Hope you are feeling better every day. You'll be running around soon!

Sandra said...

What we wouldn't do for our furbabies, huh??

Happy Birthday Buffy!!!

Kayce said...

Happy Birthday Buffy!!!

Mob said...

We have a blond Lab too and she turns 5 in 2 weeks. Buffy is a real cutie. To be a good dog owner, you have to take care of them like you would any other member of the family, and thats what you have done. I'm glad she's on the mend.

Alyson & Ford said...

Happy Birthday to one big, beautiful blond! Glad to know she healing and enjoying her walks...

peace
fm

3D said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Pup!

Keep smilin!

Shelley said...

Happy birthday Buffy you beautiful puppy dog!

Charlotte's looking at this picture with me, saying, "Awwwww. I want to go to see Buffy, Mom" :)

And now she'll be telling all her friends at school that it's Buffy's birthday.

kris said...

She certainly looks like she's worth every penny :) Happy Birthday Buffy!

Special K said...

Happy Birthday Buffy!

PS. Glad to hear that the hubs is on the mend, too. :)

Kudo said...

Happy B-day buffy you are priceless. Glad to know you are getting out for a walk with your mom these days