Monday, 7 February 2011

Distracted

I've just dropped Pip off at the vets for a major operation and can't settle to anything. In fact I didn't sleep last night and the expression on his face when I handed his lead to the vet clutched at my heart.
What upsets me most is that this operation isn't down to natural causes or even an accident - his previous owners who abandoned him by tying him to a sign post also left his broken leg untreated for years so that it became malformed and has caused him constant pain. He's having a plate put into his leg and the leg completely refashioned and while I know he's in safe hands at the veterinary hospital I can't help feeling very sick :-(
I chose this photo of him even though it's not a 'good' one because it's him very happily receiving a tummy tickle and it reminds me how happy I've been able to make him.
The op is this morning, please send your positive thoughts/vibes/prayers his way, he really does deserve to have his happy ending...

6 comments:

Joanne Coles said...

Sending prayers over for you and Pip.

But you know the greatest thing? You're giving him love where before he didn't have any and with this operation he'll have the chance to run without pain and have the same opportunities as every other dog. By rescuing him, you've done a really wonderful thing :-)

Suzanne Jones said...

Thinking of you and Pip, Lorraine.

What Jo said.

Much love.

XX

Elissa Graham said...

Lorraine I'm commenting late and I just know that Pip came out of the op like the little champion he is! I've been through the whole operation thing a few times with my little girl and I know how awful it is - all the worse for you because of Pip's background (honestly some people deserve to be shot). But you're a heroine in my book for turning Pip's life around and showing him real love. God bless you and you have all my prayers to St Francis and St Martin for Pip's speedy recovery. (And little doggy kisses from my girl Tillie to Pip).

Jackie Ashenden said...

Hope he's doing well, m'dear! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Lacey Devlin said...

Aw isn't that a gorgeous pic! Lots of love to you and Pip!

Maya said...

I know Pip is back safe and sound and is on the mend, so hope you sleep easier :)