Monday, January 16, 2012

Surgery, Dogs, and Babies Due~

This is going to be a crazy busy week. Thursday I am having orthoscopic knee surgery on my left knee to correct something I was born with apprarently, and six weeks later the other knee will be done. Here's a cool link to see an example of orthoscopic knee surgery.

Tomorrow is Biblestudy, the pre-op appointment and then in the evening the foster parent support group. Wednesday is full up too. Also coming up here is a trip to Walla Walla to pick up a Maremma Sheepdog and her pup. I am really hoping this guardian livestock dog works out. I'm pretty tired of messing with dogs and puppies- they chew, poop, jump on people and eat chickens, but Doug and I will feel safer having a dog outside, and the pup is bonus. Hopefully it will be trained by it's mother to guard the property and everyone, furry, feathery, and hairy on it. If not...well, I'll be selling a really nice puppy for future reference.  *U*
Sometime in there we need to fit in a health and safety visit from our adoption worker. That all seems so crazy since we have had weeks of quiet- just hanging out, reading, and watching movies. Oh ya, and 2 of the goats are due at the end of the month. I wasn't planning all of this obviously...I had no idea the surgeon would suggest we get those knees done so quickly, but if I want to be ready for an active summer I need to get it over with. So, here we go!

This isn't a picture of our dogs, just one I found as an axample of the breed.


  1. I'll be praying for your surgery! It's amazing how it all rushes in at once huh? We've had such a lovely, quiet downtime this last month and now's go time again!

    Hugs & Prayers!!

  2. Dalyn, Happy New Year! Good luck with your surgeries. You sure have busy times coming up. We have a Maremma livestock guardian dog and we love him! Got tired of losing things to coyotes. He is fabulous and at protecting and a real sweetie-pie, too! A lot of the guarding is instinctive.

  3. It's such a shame you live such a boring life. lol . . . NOT! I'll be praying.

    Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

  4. Prayers for you, and the dogs are so pretty, I pray they work out for you.

  5. Those dogs look a lot like Great Pyrenees. Livestock guardian dogs are such a help! Praying for your knees. Are you have them replaced or just mended? Blessings and prayers sent your way!

  6. The dogs have the same temperament but maybe a bit more territorial than the GP.
    My knee surgeries are to correct something I was born with and then also clean up anything due to age and activity.
    Thanks for the prayers everyone, I appreciate it.

  7. You've been in my thoughts and prayers, Dalyn:)) Hope all went well!


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