Oh Ducky, Part 5 -You’re Growing Up!

So, here it is three weeks after Ducky’s back-end surgery and the great news is that she is completely healed physically.

And the physical healing seems to be having a healing effect on her emotions/anxieties/attitude. 

Since the vet removed the sutures and the “cone of shame”, Ducky has been showing her sweeter side more often.

I can’t really call her “Demonbrat” any more. This realization makes me sad and glad at the same time.

Sad because, despite her snarky behavior toward Shadow, I have always loved this little girl and used the nickname affectionately.

Glad because the snarkiness has been much less intense these last couple of weeks. And much easier to catch and manage. 

My little girl is growing up. And her “bratitude” is morphing into a “big” girl’s attitude. Her Corgi heritage, her herding instincts, will always be a part of her.  And her Lab heritage, her retrieving instincts, added in make for an interesting, lovable mix of personality “quirks”.

10 thoughts on “Oh Ducky, Part 5 -You’re Growing Up!

  1. MyBrownNewfies says:

    It’s so great to hear that she’s doing so well! Leroy had a short span where he was acting really grown up and it kind of made me sad……..BUT after a few months he was back to being Bad Bad Leroy Brown. Lol

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    • My Golden Life says:

      You and me, both!

      BTW, unrelated but I loved your tribute post to Sugar! I tried to comment but I kept getting kicked out so I just gave up and then shared it on Twitter.


  2. Jan K says:

    This is such great news that not only is Ducky physically better, but emotionally as well! It’s probably a combination of things: feeling better, growing up, and the work you’ve been doing with her. Great job!

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Thanks, Jan! The weeks – make that months – before Ducky had the surgery and the two weeks during which she was recuperating from it presented some challenges that made me somewhat afraid that she might backslide; but she proved me wrong and made me proud. ❀


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