Mar 23, 2011

Sweet Cricket



Our sweet little puppy, Cricket was playing outside late Monday evening with Coleen. Somehow she slipped off the back step and caught her leg on the chain link fence and was not able to walk on it. We took her in early Tuesday morning to the vet and mid-afternoon the results came back. She had broken a bone so badly that the Vets here were not able to repair the break. They just didn't have the equipment necessary nor the skill for such a delicate surgery. They suggested sending her to Washington State University where they could repair the leg. However the cost would have been from $2,000-3,000 (possibly more). After talking it over we only had 2 other options, One being to put her down, which none of us really wanted to do.
The other was to have her leg amputated. We decided that was the best route for us and so she is having her leg taken off today. I will keep you all updated on her progress and recovery in the days to come.

13 comments:

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Awww, poor thing! Good news tho, even crickets can get around on 3 legs! :) I think she'll make a remarkable recovery, and live many long hobble wobbley years with you! :) We have a 3 legged cat, and as you know, had a 1 legged chicken! Hugs to you and the family, and esp Cricket!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Aw, Ida... I'm SO SORRY! You're poor baby! I hope she recovers quickly from her ordeal, and I'm willing to be she will surprise you with her resilience! God cares about our animals too, I'm sure and I bet He has some great plans for her future!

Lynn said...

Oh Ida...this absolutely sounds like the best decision. My niece's sweet little dog only has three legs and he does just fine. Hope both Coleen and Cricket are okay.

Anne said...

Oh! I am so sorry! Best wishes to you and Cricket!

kathy s said...

Ida I just want to say my thoughts are with you- I know the stress you must be going through and the anguish of your decision but animals seem to adapt really quickly when they have an amputation and being so young Cricket should recover quickly and be just as enegetic as before. Good luck to you all and my thoughts are with you all

Elena said...

I will be thinking about your little Cricket... Hope the surgery will help her...

Sue W said...

Ah Ida.....I've just read your news ..... so very sorry to hear what has happened to cricket! I can imagion how hard this must be for you all and my thoughts are with you. I've been away so am late reading this ......hope cricket came through OK and has a good recovery.
x

Sue from Oregon said...

oh Ida...this is so sad. Hope things went well yesterday...I will be thinking of you.

Liz Weber said...

Ida, so sorry to hear about poor little Cricket, what a brave decision you had to make. I am sure she will live a long loving life with you and your family with only 3 legs. I wish Cricket well for her operation.

maryr917 said...

this was sad news about cricket-I dont have adog but the other comments seem to indicate that she will make it through this-hope coleen is ok-

apigonfire said...

so sorry to hear about your sweet little doggie! :( glad to hear that her surgery went well though and that she is healing nicely.
thanks again for thinking of sending me a card for my birthday.
so excited to hear that you are selling amuse studio! let me know when you set up online ordering and I will place an order with you! (have to save up some money first though! lol!)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Ida! Sweet little baby! I'm so sorry! I'm glad the surgery went well, and you can rest assured Cricket will rally and never even miss her leg. I'm sorry this had to happen, though. It must have been very distressing for your family.

Julie Campbell said...

First of all, thanks for the link to your blog! It's great to put a face with a name! :) Your little pup is SO adorable! I am so sorry she had to go through all of this ordeal. :( Thanks again for all of your support!