Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

A Quick Pup-date

Friday, July 11, 2014

Domino, still wearing his sporty green bandage from the vet but happy to be home!
Good news, good news!  First, thanks to all of you that expressed concern over Domino's recent surgery.  Everything seemed to go well and he is now resting comfortable at home with "mom and dad" where we can keep an eye on him for the next week and a half.  Keeping him inactive and from trying to jump up and down off furniture is going to be a challenge, because he loves to sit half on the back of the loveseat and half on my shoulder when I'm sitting there.
If it isn't one thing it's another...I pulled a muscle in my back 2 nights ago and can barely move.  Hopping into the Jeep to drive to the vet and picking the dog up and down is a challenge, to say the least.  And right before we were going to spend the weekend hoisting solar panels, too!  Poor J...he's staying home today to take care of both of us.
I'm trying Tylenol pain crème, heat patches, heating pad and OTC pain meds.  Anybody got a good remedy for back pain?


  1. No heat!!!! My husband is a chiropractor and I've worked in chiro offices for 12 years. ICE is the best remedy. Ice will decrease inflammation and help you heal fast. 20 mins at a time with at least a t-shirt or sheet between your skin and the ice. Heating pads can actually dehydrate and create more inflammation

  2. Oh, and so happy to hear your pup is home!!!

  3. Mary, thank you SO MUCH for the advice. I am doing better, but still can't stand for long periods of time without the pain starting back up. I am now switching to ice based on your recommendations.

    And thank you for the well wishes for Domino. He seems to be doing much better than I am! He is back to his old rambunctious self, so we are blocking all the furniture to keep him from jumping on it. It's going to be a long week and a half....

    Enjoy your weekend!


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