Saturday, December 5, 2009

Anna, Tuffy and UP

Hello there!

Anna's back.  The good news is her lump is a mere cyst - that formed over an old injury (possibly due to the violent confrontation Trixie and Anna had a couple months back).  So no worrying cancer cells there ...

The bad news is, her face is in stitches.  Not all of it but just the sight of stitches under her lef eye coupled with that post surgery puffiness - let's just say, Anna's not looking her sharpest.  The poor girl also in a 'collar'.  While her appetite's there (she wolved down her dinner in no time at all) she's still a little awed (judging from the droop of her usually pointy Dobie ears) from having her lump fixed.

As for Tuffy's lump, the doctor's confirmed it's merely a bruise swell brought on by injury.  The lump should go down in time, since our Alpha Basset has had a history of 'fat lumps' that soon disappeaered over time ...

I do hope face heals quickly.  Anna being Doberman likes looking sharp and right now her self and face esteem has taken quite a beating and she still hasn't quite figured out what for!  Poor poor girl.

On a brighter side, I finally saw UP (Pixar) yesterday (like my animations) and it was as good as the reviews.  One of those movies that leaves you with a 'feel good' feeeling at the end.  Dug the canine hero of the movie reminded alot of Tuffy - the underdog who later became Alpha dog.  It was quite hilarious ... although Dug's a golden retriever in the movie - some of his physical demeanor, flappy ears, rotund body, drooling  tongue, and how scared/brave he was and  how eager he was to please ...

Tuffy - Dugs-y!

Then there were a couple of Rottweiller and Doberman characters in the movie that seem to fit Joe and Anna.  And how all dogs would somehow loose their train of thought (play or sniff) if anyone yells 'Squirrel!' - hehehe.  In Dog Woods that would be me doing a version of a high pitched mouse squeak and the pack would come running to investigate.  Sometimes, if they're quick enough they'd catch sight of a squirrel making a dash across the branches above and that's when the excitment begins!  It's a pity my camera is never fast enough to catch them in flying action. 

So yes, there's much relief and one's thnkful that the pups inspite of the occasionally oddments on their bodies are happy and healthy.   Anna, as i write this has gotten over her awe and is now prancing about - doing the usual 'damage' with her cone ... it's looking somewhat 'dented' already (i think she's discovered it's a useful 'ramming tool' with Tuffy at the receiving end).  Sue, i simply must go order one of collar rubber tubes you mentioned a while back ...


  1. That's great that you got such good reports. Anna is probably bothered more by the indignation of a collar than the stitches on her dented face:) We haven't seen UP yet, but may have to get to it one of these days.

    Happy weekend, the OP Pack

  2. I'm so glad to hear the good news about Anna. Your legs will be all bruised by that cone if she's anything like Samba. Morgan is wearing one of the neck tubes (No Bite Collar) now to keep her from chewing on herself.

    We're looking forward to seeing Up soon. It looks like fun. And don't say squirrel around here. We have to spell the word.

  3. Glad to know you are healthy!
    I hope that headcone dissapears soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  4. Poor Anna! I hope that heals well and quickly.

  5. Awwwwwwwwwwww......we're soooooo happy hearing that good news from Anna!!!!!!
    We hope the headcone disappears soon!!!!
    Sorry for haven't been around for a long time....but we have a bad secretary!!!!
    Can you forgive us???
    Take care of you sweet friends!!!!
    HAve a wonderful day!!!!
    WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!

  6. I'm glad I khame bakhk!

    The video placement last night wouldn't let me see the khommenting sekhtion!

    It was nice to see the news was good!


  7. Glad there's none of that nasty "C" stuff there. We loved "UP" -- our friends said it reminded them of Dennis's blog!

  8. Very good news about Anna - sorry about the stitches and the cone - we do hate that cone. Good new to about Tuffy!
    Glad all is well in Dog Woods.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  9. Despite how Anna's ego may have taken a beating by how she looks now, nothing beats getting the all clear from the vet!!
    We love UP too... :)

  10. Wow you have been busy! Glad Anna is doing well, she will be back to her old self in no time! Thanks for the review on the movie, I will definitely rent it when it comes out on DVD!