So ... Wednesday, after the surgery, Aurora and I walked up and down our little street for hours (H.o.u.r.s). She looked at everything - sometimes standing still and watching a bird, sometimes walking very very slowly as her head turned side to side, just taking it all in. (I'm sure she was remapping her surroundings in her brain.) Sometimes she would just sit in a neighbor's yard and watch the neighborhood. (It was, however, freezing cold with a wind chill out there -- 15 F/-9 C.)
This continued most of the day until she pooped.
(Yes, I just wrote that. For reals. Anesthesia slows peristalsis - causing constipation. No insulin prior to surgery raises blood sugar. This pulls water into the blood as the body tries to dilute the blood sugar - causing constipation. Lack of food (surgery, anesthesia) eliminates the pressure on the bowel - encouraging constipation.)
We watched a squirrel. She noticed that the house has windows that see through to the outside. She watched birds with Nickie.
She finally slept - but I had to lock the kittens downstairs. Ned's staring at her was unnerving.
Yesterday we were very busy (vet check (excellent), horse visit, more slow walking, ... figuring out how to eat when one's head is in a cone).
Today, we are walking again. Seems we'll be clearing the back log ...
gotta go ... /sigh