Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th & the 3-legged race by Harlan!

Happy Fourth of July everybody!!! I sure hope I don't have to wear another dumb shirt on the 5th of July...

These were the only flags we found in our neighborhood—at a French restaurant owned by a South African, a Chilean, and an Englishman! God Bless America!!!

On behalf of Harlan and his people, many thanks for your good wishes. He had his surgery on Thursday and is now recovering up in the Adogrondacks. The doctor tried to perform the surgery with a scope, but the chip was too big, so he had to make a small incision. 

Harlan's Mom was surprised to see how big the chip actually was —almost the size of a dime!
Here he is keeping it elevated after he came home from the dog hospital. 

And when you've had a bone chip removed, nothing helps with your recovery quite like a nice juicy marrow bone (that can double as a chin rest when you're through.)

His Dad calls this little film "Three Wheelin'." Harlan is supposed to take it easy (HA!) and will have to be walked on a leash for the next three weeks. Easy to do in the city, not so much in the Adogrondacks.  Now he's on the mend and I'll look forward to signing his cast (actually, it's a pink bandage!) when he gets back to the city. Keep eating those marrow bones Harlan! (But save one for me!)


Daisy said...

Poor Harlan! I hope his little leggie gets all better soon. He is good at three wheelin'!

Lizzy said...


Happy 4th of July to you!

Man, Harlan seems to be doing great! He's really good at running on three legs! I hope he recovers quickly.

I hope you all have a grrrrEAT weekend!


Eric said...

Harlan looks like he's getting on really well. Shame the bandage is a girly pink(so Mom said) most likely it looks grey to him....

Finally caught up with you blogs - left some comments on the older ones and I joined up and am on the on the Mosaic too! Yip peee! Thanks you Petey pal!

Wagging Eric x

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy 4th July Petey.
So glad the surgery went well for Harlan. Love the video clip. He looks like he's managing well.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
Glad to see that Harlan is doing well. I am sure he will change the color of his bandage soon!
Happy Independence Day
Kisses and hugs

Linda said...

Hey Petey,
Happy 4th Of July!! Hope you have a fun weekend. Poor Harlan, hope it isn't too hard for him to get around, looks like he's getting the hang of it. He should heal up fairly quick.
Mama had us wearing our holiday bandanananas, hehehehe. You do look very cute in your shirt.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

The Cat Realm said...

Harlan seems to be doing fine! We hope he heals fast and can get rid of the bandage.
Happy 4th of July - you do look kind of cute in the outfit....

Amber-Mae said...

Harlan looks so funny hoping around with three legs. Poor boy! Happy 4th of July!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Molly the Airedale said...

You look awesome in your patriotic shirt, Petey!
Harlan looks like he's doing okay with his new cast but why pink? Didn't they realize that he was a boy?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clover said...

Hey Petey!
You look really great in your shirt! :)
Hope Harlan is feeling better very soon. I'll be thinking good thoughts for him.
Happy belated 4th of July.
Love Clover xo

Joe Stains said...

It is hard to keep a good dog down! go Harlan! You look great in your 4th of July shirt!

Toffee said...

I am so glad to hear that Harlan is well. Oh and by the way you are one stylin' pup in your patriotic polo! good job!

Toffee said...

What is this mosaic that Eric was writing about...did I miss something?

Deefor said...

Hi Petey
That is a lot of shirt for summer. But you look cute. Harlan looks like he's not bothered too much. I hope he's all better soon.


Toffee said...

...okay, okay...I stretched the truth a little...I didn't really go out to the fireworks because I am too chicken...okay, beagle-chicken...PLUS! Riley is scared when our antique noisy dishwasher from the 80's is on so no way he could take a kayak...sorry, for leading you on a little but my mom didn't want to make the blog about Bear's pawrents are friends with the MAESTRO?! Wow, cool. What an incredible show it was just phenomenal to see and hear it on the my mom says...will check out the mosaic.

Thor and Jack said...

Happy 4th of July!
I hope Harlan gets better soon!


Scooby said...

Hi Petey,

Thanks for stopping by! My mom told me she wanted a Cairn and a Westie but somehow ended up with 2 Westies instead. Sometimes when I'm naughty she likes to scare me by saying maybe she should have brought a Cairn home instead!

ps. I know she loves me too much to swap me.

Sophie Brador said...

Harlan is so adorable! I wonder if I put a pink bandage on my leg, if my mom would take me to the Adirondacks. I love it there! I like Burlington too. They have a lake and everything! It sounds like Harlan is hanging out pretty close to me. Maybe he needs a nurse.


Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

Hi Petey! Nice to meet you! My name is Tom and I'm an English Springer Spaniel who also has an Abyssinian brother! His name is Sen-Chan and he will soon be one year old. I am only 10 months old. We live in France. We were so impressed to read that MIca is 18. That's lots of "respect years!"


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Hehehe! Harlan's a funny guy! It looks like he doesn't let a little leg problem keep him down!

And aren't you handsome with your Fourth of July shirt on! I too hope you don't have to wear one any other day! Those things get annoying!

Thanks for smelling my blog! Hope to hear from you soon! Have a good rest of the weekend!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Dexter said...

I am going to make pee-wee read about Harlan. I think he still has a boo-boo and is too big a block head to slow down.