25 August 2008

Getting ready for my surgery

Greetings friends and family

I know you are all concerned about my surgery tomorrow. Let me help you feel a bit better by telling you what we have done to get ready for the big day.

First, we notified the DWB medical team that we might need some help. They have lots of experience dealing with sick doggies, and drains and stuff like that. They are on their way as we speak, joined by my own special nurse, Miss Snickers, who is travelling all this way on her pink scooter!

Today, I have told muzzer that we need to get the house cleaned up!

You know, the Nursies have quite high standards, Nurse Agatha has taught them well

I took muzzer out into the laundry room, and I showed her what she would have to use.

Yup, dustmop, broom, dirt devil sweeper, mop, see...I am pointing with my paw.

Then I began my inspection of the kitchen area, aided by my able assistant, Miss Teka.

She is not a nursie of course, but if there are any crumbs on the floor - she is certainly going to find them.

And, of course..most critical item of all...my food dishes must be clean and shiny. I think we have achieved that goal!

Well, I am off to take a nap and rest up for my ordeal tomorrow. (actually, I am going to rest up so I will have lots of energy left for when the nurses and the Barkalots get here! hehehe)


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Gussie and Muzzer, We are loading up the car. Mom is bringing alcohol to Muzzer to help with the nerves. Scooter just wants to sit off in a corner,hidden, to look at all the "hot" nurses. Since I have promised to give up my whippet imitation, Mom said I could help her give Muzzer quiet moral support.

Your house looks SO clean Gussie. I think I live in a hovel by comparison....
Hugs! xoxo
Sunny, Scooter & Jamie

THE ZOO said...

we hope all goes well wiff tha surjury. its gud ta get ha howze ready before hand. luks lyk yoo know whut it takes ta klean gud.

Faya said...

I am ready. My paws are crossed and my brain is empty and now I can thing only of you....
Kisses, Faya

Asta said...

Muzzew did a tewwific cleaning job wif youw assistance..but you shouldn't be wowking the day befowe youw suwgewy..pleez go lie down
smoochie kisses

Stanley said...


You are going to have a HOUSEFUL of bootiful wirey nurses! I bet you don't get ANY sleep tonight before your surgery. Those nursie girls like a good pawty.

I know they will take wonderful care of you, so no worries there. (And I'm sure Miss Snickers will keep them from wearing you out.)

Glad Muzzer was willing to take direction from you. I bet her house has NEVER been so clean.

We're sending loads of healing goober smooches your way, man! Keep us posted as you can about how it goes tomorrow.

Goober love,

Lacy said...

w00f's Gussie, u no my mama iz skeered of anti septic, sooo her iz gonna double up on her prayers fur ur surgery...me hopes u and rodney seperate easily...soo u git sum rest and the nursies will take care of u...tell muzzer not to worry that my mama can do enuff worring fur all of us...

b safe,
~rocky and company~

Eric said...

Gus, great job directing Mom on the cleaning, all looks shipshape and in order.I can certainly be over to help out with keeping those girls entertained plus I'm marvelous at dusting with my tail and polishing the floor with my feet if Muzzer can throw a stuffie for me. Or if she plays tug with me that's pawfect for concentrated cleaning in one area. Cleaning bowls is probably a task I can do too at any time of day or night.

I'll be barking for you tomorrow Gus, hope all goes well. See you soon. Eric x

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Gussie,
Is Miss Snickers there yet?? She should be. She left very early this morning. Your house looks so clean, maybe Muzzer should come over here & clean up the stair work mess, hehehehe. (it's starting to get better around here) I'll be arriving on Aire-Ruby & looking forward to visiting Graceland. Good luck tomorrow & I'll have all of my paws crossed for you!!!
Did you like our picture of Rodney?? tee hee
Luv & Wirey Hugs!

wally said...

Dear Gus,

Please get plenty of rest before your surgery. And also I'd like to be a nurse, too.

Also, I hear that eating lots of ice cream helps with healing. So get plenty.

wally t.

Agatha and Archie said...

OK Gussie,Start by tonight goinjg to sleep earlier....have a nice cup of tea ..and think of Snickers coming to be the Head Nurse of the team..(tee hee that is all you really need) We are VERY impressed with Muzzer taking all your orders....Smoochie good luck kiss for the eveing..Love Agatha PS Did Lacie drop off the blender? And Asta was going to send over some kind of drink mix....

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Sillie Aggie...'course I dropped off the blender...Muzzer and I imbibed in a large smoothie before I went on duty tonight.

My my...you ate quite a substantial dinner,Gussie! I hope that steakie was grilled to ur specifications pawfectly!

I'm assumin' that Asta will be deferrin' the peanut butter flavored bed bubble bath to Miss Snickers...hope Muzzer doesn't get wet around 5AM...the pre-surgical scrub and shave will start promptly...Asta and Aggie have exacting standards!

I will be on duty tonight for my usual night shift...I'm going to be knittin' a scarf for you Gussie...I fear ur neck may be cold this winter with it being shaved. Drat...I wish I hadn't had that pedicure...it's hard to knit with short nails!

Love and kissies...Nurse Lacie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Gussie!
I can see everything is ready for tomorrow!
I will have my paws crossed for you!
Sure everything will go well!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

We will be sending so many healing vibes you won't know what to do with them all!!!

Jackson said...

I'm with Wally; demand lots of ice cream! Hope all goes well pal...J x