Friday, March 25, 2011

The Terrible Terrific Twos

Brinkley is 2 today!  I had grand plans for an exciting birthday for him, with a trip to the park, playing in the creek, and shopping for his birthday presents on the list.  Unfortunately, he hurt his dew claw pad on Monday while he was running outside.  The vet had to remove the tissue he had torn and then cauterize it.  He has a crater in his pad now!  I had kept him quiet and wearing his e-collar to let it heal, and then I let him play for just a few minutes outside last night.  After we had been back inside for a short while, I looked down and saw drops of blood all over the living room floor!  So much for birthday plans.  All he really got to do was take a nap in the floor draped across my lap this morning, and then we took a long nap on the bed this afternoon.  He did have me home all day long though, and for him, that is probably present enough!

I think 2 is going to be a very good age for him!  We survived two years of Lab-puppy-craziness and now we are settling into a more mature phase.  I can really tell he is growing up.  He is so eager to please and has more self-control now.  I think I'm going to like the terrible terrific twos!

Happy Birthday, Brinkleberryboogeydoogeywoo!