Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Stanley's Hurt Leg Gave Us Freedom

OK, the first thing I have to tell you is that Stanley hurted his leg on Friday.  Stanley's tracts along his knee are not deep enough and his knee pops out very easily.  The dogtur said this was not worth fixing since he may never have a bad problem but it did make him prone to damaging his ACL.  So our pawrents are always careful.  When Stanley pops it out all he has to do is straighten his leg and it goes back in place.  So, now I have to tell you this other thing . . .

Our house is a ranch level house with a full sunlit basement.  And as you might already know, our backyard is mostly a hillside, steep slope.  So that means that the distance from our back door to the ground is . . . 17 steps!  Yes, to go outside, me and Stanley go out the kitchen nook door and have to go down 17 steps (from the deck) to get to the yard. 

When we were little puppies, mom and dad tried to teach us to go outside using the bottom door.  To get  to that door we just have to go down the stairs to the basement (it's finished) and then out the door from dad's dog house.  Oh yeah, dad has a dog house.  Mom calls it a junk room and dad calls it his storeroom so they settled on calling it his dog house.  There's even a sign on it.


OK, now back to the story.  On Friday, me and Stanley saw an intruder dog in the front yard so we went berserk told dad we needed to go out to bark a little bit.  So dad opened the door for us and we flew like we were being chased by zombies cautiously went down the 17 steps so we could yell at that dog.  About 3/4 of the way down Stanley hurted his leg.  No one knows if he hurted it then or if that was just when he realized it.  Anyway, he was hurting pretty bad.  All he would do is lay on dad and close his eyes.  He wouldn't even talk to me!  Mom and dad were thinking about taking him to the dogtur but then Goose's mom told them Dr. Eddy was out of town so they decided to just wait and see.  In the meantime every time Stanley rang the bell to go outside, dad carried him down and then back up the stairs.  Stanley weighs 36 pounds.

So dad (and a few times mom) have been doing this carrying of Stanley for several days now.  He is much better but still not 100%.  It has been rough on me cuz Stanley won't wrestle or chase.  He did smile more and play with Van Gogh a little bit today so we knew he was improving.  OK, now to the real story . . .

Today dad was making all kinds of noise in his dog house so me and Stanley decided we better check it out. Stanley went up and down the stairs by himself even though he is not allowed to do it but he just HAD to see what dad was up to!

First he drilled little peep holes in the door.  We liked it cuz they were the right height for us to look through.  We figured it was so we could see if a burgler was at the bottom door.


Then he took this one saw that was as loud as a jet engine and started sawing the metal door!


It was so loud that Stanley shot back up the stairs.  He got in trouble cuz he isn't allowed to up and down on his own.


This shows you how we get from the main level to dad's dog house.  Mom says there are a few less stairs and they are MUCH safer.


You can see why mom calls it dad's junk room dog house.


Stanley couldn't stand it and once again got in trouble for sneaking down the stairs to see what dad was doing.  We were shocked but at the same time thought it was very handy!


That was when mom explained that me and Stanley now have our very own doggie door!


FREEDOM!  



Murphy & Stanley






27 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Nice doods now you can run in and out all day long and bark at everything and drive your peeps nuts. We send healing vibes and POTP to Stanley and we so hope he is OK now. Take it easy pal. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We are soo lucky..mom has always insisted we have a doggie door in every house we have lived in...she is just lazy and hates getting up 87 gazillion times a day !

Mollie said...

Somethings wrong in our house,we have a CAT door not a door for me.. Your sure have a clever Daddy Dood's. XXOOXXX

Mollie and Alfie

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
You doods are soooooo well looked after; respect that freedom now. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Pawsome door!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Our pack has one of those too...and it sure comes in handy when we wanna go potty! We don't have to dance around with our legs crossed anymore! And it's great when we wanna invite company over. Last night Jennie brought in her new frog friend that she met in the yard. It was hopping all over the place.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow!!! Your very own dog door! Mom keeps thinking she should get one for Abby, since Abby will go out on the porch and then want to come in right away, and then want to go back out (Abby thinks this is a grand game, BTW), but Dad keeps saying 'no'. We may have to move in with you two! BTW, Mom says she can't have a dog that weighs more than she can carry 100 yards (and Abby is about at Mom's limit) so she says she can see how carting a 35lb Stanley up and down stairs all day could get tiring (or help your Mom get in her weight lifting for the day! )....

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Duncan said...

Wow!!! Lucky Doods!! I accidentally on purpose pee in the house sometimes when I am mad. You'd think they'd get me a door like that so I would have no excuse any more for inside pee'ing!!

stellaroselong said...

Wow your very own door, your dad is very very smart, we need a smart dad at our house sometimes mom says, like to change the light bulbs, and occasionally vacuum while momma is at work, she says it will happen faster if hers just teaches us...ANYWAY we gots side tracked, we hope that Stanley is feeling better now, we are sending him a get well card on facebook.
stella rose

stellaroselong said...

You will have to go to our facebook page and open it cos it would not let us put it on your page...bummer.
stella rose

Madi and Mom said...

WOOHOO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DOOR NOW THAT MEANS YOU TWO DOODS CAN SNEAK OUT OF THE HOUSE ANYTIME JUST BE SURE WHEN YOU RETURN TO PARK THE CAR EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS WHEN YOU LEFT. MOL STANLEY WE HOPE YOUR LEGS FEELS BETTER SOON. MOM HAS BEEN DEALING WITH SCIATICA THANK GOODNESS IT IS BETTER CAUSE I DON'T THINK THEY MAKE MOMMY DOORS LIKE YOUR DOGGY DOOR
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Millie and Walter said...

How fun to have your own doggy door. Better make sure it is unlocked before you try to go crashing through their though or you will hurt your head. BOL! We hope Stanley feels all better soon.

Kathy said...

Whoohoo! Your own doggie door to go explore!! How nice of your dad to build it for you!
Just be careful, Stanley!
Hugs, Molly the Golden

Two French Bulldogs said...

Your own door! Neat-o. My knee pops in and out too. Hope you feel better
Lily & Edward

Coccolino B said...

Yay! Dog doors are the best. I love my pig door. So sorry you got hurt though!

Sweet William The Scot said...

Why your Dad is such a handy man to have around the house. You now have your own door, why I am so jealous. Hope you get better soon.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Ruby said...

Wowsa!! How lucky are you guys???? It's a bummer that I can't have one (we have a sliding glass door to my backyard, no way to put one in there!), butts then Ma says she wouldn't trust me with my own door! Meanie. Anyhu, I hopes that Stanley's leggie is 100% soon! And you guys can wrastle and stuffs again!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

I wish I had one of those!
Hope your leg is better Stanley xx

Oz theTerrier said...

Whoa...nice sawzall you dad has! And a perfect tool for making you your own doggie door. Now that is cool! I visited a friend once who had a doggie door and I was so nervous to go through it. My friend was a husky and got tired of waiting for me so he came in and nosed me through the doggie door. BOL Let me know how you like yours.
*high paws*
Oz

Oh...and hope Stanley's leg feels better soon.

Dina McChewer said...

Sweet! We can now form a doggie door club- I've had one since I was a little pup (although then it was more of a cat door...ugh! *shudder*) and got a new one as I grew bigger. Enjoy your newly found freedom, it truly is magnificent.

Dina

scotsmad said...

Poor Stanley! (or maybe poor dad who has to carry him). We live on the FLATS. We have hardly any hill here.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH NO... Stanley.... you are gonna have to have Taffy... KISS YOUR BOOBOOKnee. That's a real place, isn't it? BooBooKnee? WE think so.
We are SOOOOOO sorry that you hurt your BooBooKnee. We hope it is all better soon...
OMD your DAD has a Dawg House??? OF HIS OWN??? Does he have cool drool stuffs in there like Snoopy has in HIS Dawg House?
WOW Doods... your OWN PRIVATE ... DOOR that you can use when EVER you want?? Like 87 times a Day??? WE are GREEN with Jelly over this.
HEY TAFFY... Stanley needs you to Kiss his BooBooKnee. Just sayin.

Lovable Lily said...

Hope you feel better real soon Stanley! That sure is a lot of stairs to go up and down.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Whitley Westie said...

Cool on gettin a doggy door!

I got dat knee thing too, it pops in and out all da time.

Taffy said...

OMD! Stanley, I have the exact same thing wrong with my knees. We were meant to be and we can help each other in our old age when our knees get stuck! Maybe you can sneak outta your doggie door and come and visit some time!

Idaho PugRanch said...

So sorry to about your knee Stanley, hope it is better now. We have a doggy door but we only get to use it when mom & dad are home ...it is in the storm door

Marty the Manx said...

So sorry that your knee is hurt again Stanley. Yeah for your doggie door!