The old Madison is starting to reappear, finally! It has been a long four months of trouble and confusion, but for the past three weeks Mom and others who know me have seen me slowly return to the way I was before my hormones hijacked my personality. I’m super happy, and Mom is extremely happy!
My return started about ten days before my surgery. Mom could feel a change in the mood at our house, and I seemed to be getting happier. During the past months, I’ve been scared, and not very friendly, even to people I know. Two weeks ago yesterday I finally had my spay surgery, and I’m happy to say I’ve healed up wonderfully. Look at my belly, the scar is barely visible! I didn’t have any stitches, the doc simply glued me back together!
Now we are starting the grooming process. Not being a fan of hair brushing, Mom didn’t brush my furs while I was recovering from surgery. Now there is a lot of work to be done, starting with finding my eyes!
Monday I whispered to Olivia that Mom had cleared me to play again after twelve long days. The two of us took off like crazy hounds and raced, and raced, and raced, and raced, until Mom had to separate us so we would rest. Both of us really missed playing together. I even play differently with Olivia now, and I am nicer to her. Our nose work instructor also noticed that I had changed from the past months.
Life is slowly returning to where we were with the old Madison. Olivia and I are having a blast. We are working with our behaviorist to reunite me and Bailie. Actually, Bailie busted out of her room while Mom was gone with Olivia last week. Can you imagine the shock Mom had when she walked in the house and saw us together? Nothing happened, but we are taking it slow to make sure there are no setbacks. Over the next weeks we will be working on exercises to make sure we have a happy reunion. For all of this, I am really thankful!
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