« Last post by Nancy-IL on March 28, 2017, 07:59:45 PM »
Oh my gosh, I've got tears flowing. Thank you for your kind words about our dear General. He wore that name proudly too. Bless you. I miss him so much.
They did NOT keep General over night and he was still ..........As our Vet stated, "Seeing love beads and Lava lights." We picked him up that day and General came walking out as though he didn't have surgery. What a dog. Then when he was home, he slept most of the day. We also haven't left our fur babies except for one night 4 years ago and it was only 12 hours. They were both in the same kennel/run. We couldn't wait to go pick them up. He was always by our side, no matter what we were doing.
Honestly, it was a relief to know that he would NOT be having anymore ACL knee problems. He had Super Man rubber bands. LOL. He had a bit of arthritis but he would never let it known. He didn't show pain except for two times. Once before his first ACL surgery he went behind the love seat and whimpered a tiny noise. Then once when he was sick and those damn Mast Cell Tumors were filling his lungs, he was looking out the window and he did a cough like noise and I could see him move. He turned around to see if I saw him. I know he did. He did NOT want to look weak, ever. We couldn't be selfish, it was his time.
I am so sorry, I got carried away. All the memories came back, it's still so fresh in my mind.
Oh, Both times General had knee surgery, it was early in the morning and we picked him up at closing time. 4:30 - 5:00 pm. I wish you lots of happy times to come. Please keep us posted on your dear girl.