Happy Monday!!! For those of you who follow me on instagram you have probably seen a few pictures of one of my beloved fur babies, Boudin. He’s been on the blog a few times as well. Yesterday we celebrated his 1 year recovery from having IVDD surgery. So in honor of celebrating that, I figured why not tell about his story and about him.
Any dog owner knows that having a fur baby that has to have IVDD (intervertebral disc) surgery is completely nerve wrecking. It is very common in dachshunds due to their long bodies and short legs. So a year ago on the 22nd of August, I came home from work and noticed he was not himself. Every time I come home he is greeting me at the door showering me with kisses, but that day it was not happening. I went to take him and my other fur baby out (peanut) and he went to the corner and gave me a terrified look. As I walked over to him to give him some love and let him know it was okay, he began peeing on himself. This right there was a sign that something defiantly was wrong. I proceeded to pick him up and he began yelping which scared me to death. I had no idea what was going on.
My boyfriend had been home only 3 hours earlier with him and said that he had been fine. At the time we did not crate the dogs while we are gone and let them run freely around the house. That was the biggest mistake we could have made ever. I do blame myself for him having to have surgery because we never crated them. But then again, I could have been home with him and he could have easily had a disc slip as well but that didn’t make it any better. We aren’t sure exactly what he did to slip his disc but we knew it was time to take him to the vet.
Upon our trip to the vet, they gave boudin some medicine and suggested that we keep him crated in the kennel for the next two weeks. Unfortunately crate rest was not the answer. We woke up the next morning to take the dogs outside and he could not use his back legs at all. Once I discovered that, I was hysterical. I don’t have kids, so my fur babies are my kids. Seeing him this way made me completely sick to my stomach. So long story short we took him in to have surgery and prayed that he would get back to his old self (or at least the best he could). There was no guarantee that the surgery would actually work but for boudin it did. I am so very grateful that he is back to his old self and that he is still blessing our lives every day.
Boundin after having surgery.
Now on to the happy stuff about him.
He is a dachshund (if you haven’t figured that out already). He has a huge personality, defiantly one you will not forget.
I rescued him after he showed up in somewhat bad shape at my grandparents house. No one claimed him after two weeks, so he became mine. He will be five in December.
He loves to eat. It is rare that he finds something he doesn’t like. He especially loves ice cream, bacon and the treats I buy from https://kitchenhome.co.uk/best-wet-dog-food/. Don’t worry he doesn’t get feed human food very often.
He absolutely hates baths. When we give him one, he gives us the evil eyes.
He also dislikes being told what to do. As you can see his response in this picture.
He loves giving kisses. I might add a lot of kisses.
And he is the sweetest fur baby you’ll ever meet.
So here is a little on my little man. What else would you like to know about him? Do you have fur babies that you adore as much as I do? We’d love to hear about them.