Ollie: Woofs! It's m again, posting remotely from VetRef, the referral clinic where I am staying. We drove down yesterday afternoon, with #1, Mr. G and Ms. N. The first vet I saw, Dr. T, turned out to be the same guy who operated on Benny last May, and he asked how Benny was doing! Anyway, he examined me very, very thoroughly and he told #1 that he did not see any issues with my soft palate or any neurological issues, but he was concerned about how I walked, and wanted to take some x-rays. #1 helped and the x-rays showed that I have a torn cruciate ligament in my right hind leg, and really bad inflammation. I managed to hide it really well, but you remember when I was limping some time ago? Well, that's what it was! So, I am having surgery today. It's called TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy). It has a very good prognosis for a full recovery. I will be coming home on Friday morning and will have to take it pretty easy for a month. #1 said to me that if I had to have such a surgery, it was best to do in the depths of winter , when it's cold and miserable and it's not much fun to be outside! We will update this post once #1 gets news about the surgery.
They really like me here. They say I am one of the coolest dogs they have seen! Dr. T told #1 that several of his friends had gotten Springer Spaniels recently because we are such great dogs. He was so nice to me when he was examining me!
They were also very impressed that I came to VetRef with my very own pupparazzi, Mr. G!
I'll be back soon!
UPDATE: Everything went well with the surgery and #1 is coming to get me tomorrow morning!