Thursday, July 12, 2007

And Now for the Evening News...

I have so many things to update all of my blog friends about!


Xia is scheduled for surgery at 8:00 am on Friday, July 13th at Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center. The specialist who will be performing the surgery is one of the best, Dr. Zeltzman. He will use a plate to position the bones instead of pins. She will need to be kept in her foster home's back room for her entire recuperation in order to keep her quiet and limit her movement while her leg heals. She will need her bandages changed every week (which can be done at my vet's office). In 1 month she'll need to go back to Dr. Zeltzman for x-rays to see how the healing process is going. There is a slight chance that she may be totally healed at this point. If not, she'll continue to have her bandages changed and she'll go into a soft cast. At the end of 2 months, she'll go back for another set of xrays. He is sure she'll be healed at this point. She will then start a routine, Dr. Zeltzman will give that to me at the end of her recovery, to rebuild the muscle tone in that leg. The cost of everything, including today for her consultation and preliminary blood work, is $1837.50. Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue is deeply grateful to Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center and Dr. Zeltzman for giving us such a generous discount and making it possible for us to save Xia's leg!

I am a rockin' guy blogger!

Thanks to both the AO4 and Marley for giving me the Rockin' Guy Blogger award! I would like to pass this award on to Magnum at MaPaw, Thrawn at The Brat Pack, Dusty Doodles, Steve and Kat, and last but not least, Quincy and Tristin. Guys, upload this graphic to your blogs and pass it on to 5 other guy bloggers!

My own treat recipe!

MayaMarie's mom was kind and generous enough to create a treat recipe just for me! Go check out the recipe on her blog - just thinking about it is making me drool!


  1. That is so great about Xia!! I don't think I have mentioned it before, but my left back femur is wired together. Apparently something happened to me when I was young and my bone was very badly broken and had to be wired together. It is now about 1 inch shorter than my right leg so I walk with a slight limp. Thank goodness someone fixed me, just like Xia is going to be fixed!


  2. Thanks on the update on Xia. I hope she gets well soon. You sure are a cool rockin blogger Indy

    ~ girl girl

  3. I am glad you like your treat recipe. Hope you mom gets to make them, they were good and I enjoyed being a taste tester.
    We are glad to hear about Xia. My mom wishes we would move up north so she could help with husky rescue.

  4. Oh, Congratulations on the award. You deserve it!

  5. Thanks, Indy! You rock!!!

    I'm happy to hear about Xia too, I hope her recovery goes ok.


    PS I'm going to get the recipe for Mom. She has nothing else to do this weekend!