She may not be living with us right now, but Freya is still on my mind. Thankfully Lindsay has been kind enough to send some pictures along so I can give you an update.
The Dr. Sra at Southglen Animal Hospital reported that poor Freya had no existing groove in her little knees for her knee caps to fit into. No wonder they kept popping out. He was able to fully recreate a knee socket on one leg and insert two pins. The other knee was not as lucky. The bone was so frail it kept disintegrating as he worked on it. He was finally able to make the operation work, but there was only enough bone to put one pin in. Her legs make her look like a Franken-Pug, but once the staples are out, you’ll never see the scars.
With her repaired soft palate, the only thing Freya agreed to eating during the first couple of days after her surgery was sliced roast beef. Because there are other dogs in the house, Lindsay has been placing her on the kitchen counter to eat. She refused to take her pain pills easily so Lindsay had to push them down her throat. This caused an interesting reaction.
Linday’s cat, Gypsy is a but confused about this weird drooly dog who’s been hanging out on the kitchen counter – her domain. She has come to the decision that Freya must be some kind of kindred spirit and they should be friends. In her vulnerable condition, Freya is not entirely convinced this is the best idea.
Despite her insecurities about her new friend, Freya is enjoying her new position as Counter-Pug. She gets lots of one-on one attention and maintains a high status above the pack.
Her knees are mending well. Dr. Sra was very pleased with her last check-up. She is now even allowed 5-minute leash walks to break up the boredom of her kennel rest.