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Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Pup-Date on Cooper.

Cooper says,
Thank you all for the Paw'r Prayers...
I am on my second day after surgery. Things are beginning to return to reality.
Unfortunately, I'll be on restricted activities for the next two weeks.
Stitches (staples) come out then and the dratted cone comes off.

As would be expected, I am hobbling, but using the leg as much as I can.
The procedure I underwent is called "Excision Arthoplasty". In our terms, they cut the ball off my hip bone, so I no longer have a joint there. They had to do this because of a bone deterioration problem associated with the break and the previous surgery.

After the staples are removed, Dad and I will be going for a lot of walks, helping to strengthen my hip muscles and legs, for our planned summer adventures of hiking in the Steens Mountains. We need to be up to 10 miles by July!


Wyatt says, Get well soon Cooper. We have a lot of lost time to make up fur! Maybe we can go swimming, Yay!


  1. Cooper, we are sorry you have to wear that dreaded cone. You look just as unhappy as Phantom. The good news is that Mom had a pup who had the ball removed from his bone too, on one of his back legs, and he healed very well and was able to walk and run just fine. We hope your recovery goes very well for you.

    Thanks, Wyatt, for the pupdate.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. Cooper, we haven't been by to visit as much as we would like so didn't know you were having problems. We are sending healing purrs for a speedy recovery and we have our paws crossed you are able to go hiking in the Steens Mountains this summer.

  3. Awwwww Wyatt that is so very much nice of you to give Cooper something grrrreat to look forward to. You are a good furend fur sure!!!

  4. Hi, Cooper!
    I am sure you will be like new in no time!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Cooper looks pretty good for just day 2 after surgery. We hope he keeps mending quickly. Paws crossed.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  6. Oh cooper, we hope you continue to get better and better. We're sending lot of hugs.:)

    Teddy Bear

  7. Do they create a synthetic ball or do they fuse the bones together and he won't be able to have range of motion there? How interesting... Hope you feel better soon Cooper!!!! I am sure Wyatt misses playing!!!

  8. Oh, poor Cooper! You look so sad! I hope you're feeling better and happier soon!

  9. Im sure the cone will be gone before you know it!


  10. Good news! Bet you'll be out there running circles around your dad on those long hikes by summer! Bummer about the cone, though...

    Brutus & Carmen

  11. Cooper, you look great to be the second day. I (Snoopy) have been there although not for the same thing, so I know how you are feeling, especially wearing the T-collar. Why do they insist in making us wear this? If they only knew we can always find a way to get out of it. Anyhow, I hope you get better. And Rummer sends her best!

    Snoopy @ Fetch

  12. Hey Wyatt :o)

    Hope your good friend Cooper feels better very soon... Those cones cannot be fun at all :o(
    Sending healing vibes his way,

    Neeko :o)

  13. Cooper,
    Feel good soon. Wyatt misses you!

  14. Great news Cooper. Get strong so you can play!

  15. Wyatt,

    I am sending extra puppy prayers to your furiend Cooper to helps him get better faster.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  16. We are thinking of you Cooper. Sorry about the collar, they are the worst, aren't they? Keep getting better!

  17. Cooper, we are sending lots of prayers and paw crossings for you to heal fast. We know that cone is not fun to wear. Lots of love, Holly and mom

  18. Glad to see you again, Cooper. Hope you get better soon!!

  19. Thanks fur the Cooper update!

    I'm sure the dreaded khone will be gone soo!


  20. Copper
    Sorry about that dreaded cone deal!! Hope you will be feeling better soon.


  21. My paws are crossed for a speedy and pain free recovery for Cooper.

    Your pal, Pip

  22. Will keep Cooper in my thoughts!

  23. Poor Cooper. I hope your BFF is on the mend very soon! xoxo
    I love the dog show photos too! Thanks for sharing them.

  24. poor baby, we will keep our paws crossed for you
    Benny & Lily

  25. I'm happy to know Cooper is on the mend! I just know he'll be in tip top shape for those mountain hikes!

  26. Wyatt thanks for the update on Cooper.

    We are so pleased his surgery went well and have our pawscrossed and sending lots of positive airezen for his speedy recovery.

    What a good idea to go swimming with him.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  27. We're sending you lots of AireZen, Cooper! Better days are ahead, buddy. Hang in there!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  28. Poor Cooper, positive Vibes coming your way
    George and Jan xxx