Tucker is doing very well and thank you to all of you for your kind comments yesterday.
Tucker is having to wear the dreaded "cone" to keep him from chewing and licking his surgery site as well as the bandage from where his rear dew claw was removed. When I first put on the cone he really acted like he was going to freak out but he calmed down with a quizzical expression (must have been the drugs still in his system) and accepted it. They had gauze around the base to tighten it around his neck but my daughter suggested a collar instead and that has worked wonderfully! When I need to take him out I just hook the leash to the collar and out the door we can go cone and all.
He keeps banging into the walls, doors, cabinets and our legs and Stewie is less than interested in getting too close to that cone. Tucker all day has wanted to be perky but we are encouraging calmness. He is being a very good patient and I am very proud of how he is resting. He has gone through one 5 inch pressed bone this morning when I let him have a break from the cone. About a couple of weeks ago it could take days before a bone would be gone when he had the puppy teeth! He would get tired on knawing on them but now his grown up teeth are strong and so white!
It was such a pretty day today that I have kept the sliding glass door on the kitchen deck wide open so he could go in and out without the doggie door. He and Stewie had some quality sunbathing time out there together.
We rigged up his puppy pen into a small square and put his bed inside since there was not going to be a comfortable night's sleep in his crate wearing the cone. I only heard him around 4 a.m. where he was clunking the cone around the pen till he settled down. Hope tonight he sleeps just as well and maybe better ...for all of us. Saturday we go for a recheck and maybe have the bandage removed from the hind foot.