Back to Paradise–Anguilla 2013

November 24, 2013

This time last week we were hanging out in Anguilla, probably a little tipsy on margaritas.  Today in North Carolina it turned frigid which has made looking at the photos from last week a little painful. Nevertheless, a quick recap of our trip to Anguilla (in bullet form): The above photo was taken on our […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery – Weeks 7 and 8

October 27, 2013

I am a bit behind on these updates. We have officially surpassed the 8 week recovery period which is the time that requires the most limited activity. Our check up with the vet last Monday went well. He confirmed that everything looked good and gave us the go ahead to start gradually giving her back […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery–Weeks 5 & 6

October 7, 2013

Since I dropped the ball last week on a Gracie update, this post is going to combine weeks 5 and 6 in the recovery.  Gracie is still doing really well.  The big news for Week 6 was that our therapist gave me the ok to start letting her do stairs (as long as we use […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery–Week 4

September 25, 2013

Oh boy, Week 4 was super challenging.  I am glad that Gracie is feeling better, but, I think that managing her now is actually a lot harder than it was right after the procedure was done. Making this sign is totally considered “adult behavior,” right? Gracie is  the most neurotic dog ever.  One of her […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery–Week 3

September 17, 2013

It is hard to believe that we are only on the third week of Gracie’s post-ACL surgery.  It feels like it has been more like two months.  But, things have gotten much easier since we invested in the indoor exercise pen, so, that is good news. The big development this week was that Gracie was […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery – Week 2

September 10, 2013

Today marks the two week anniversary of Gracie’s surgery. She got her stitches removed today which was a huge relief as it is one less thing that we don’t have to worry about anymore. We had a bit of a scare last Friday. After our therapy session we came home and I let her on […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery–Week One is Done!

September 4, 2013

Today marks the one week mark of Gracie’s recovery.  It was a little touch and go for the first few days, but, we managed to survive with (most of) our sanity intact.  The Acepromazine has been a life saver in keeping Gracie’s anxiety in check and allowing everyone in our house to get some sleep […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery–Days 3 and 4

August 31, 2013

Friday morning (Day 3) was the most challenging one yet.  Although I did manage to sleep a solid 6.5 hours the night before (thanks to the wonders of Acepromazine), Gracie was not happy with my plans of crating her for awhile and heading into work. As I was pulling out of the driveway, I opened […]

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Gracie’s ACL Recovery – Days 1 and 2

August 29, 2013

Bright and early on Tuesday morning, we dropped Gracie off at the vet for her ACL surgery. Up until that point, I had dealt with all of the drama surprisingly well. As we were getting all of the paperwork in order, Danny started working on the "pre-surgery checklist." I am not sure why he felt […]

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Mountain Getaway–Part 2

August 27, 2013

Last Friday I made my return to Asheville, the place that I spent my college years.  It had been a long time since my last visit and I was crazy excited about going back to spend a weekend there. Most people head to Asheville to eat at the trendy restaurants and explore the arts scene.  […]

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