Not much has happened out of the ordinary since my surgery, rehab and recovery. I am running around and playing like the 9+ year old Lab I am. Mom and dad are VERY happy that my other knee has not had the same problem and so am I, life in a crate for 4 months was NOT fun!!
This will probably be the last you hear from us, since we really hope no further surgery is needed.
Miss Maddie continues to do well. She gets up off her bed just fine, runs and jumps and is full of life. We are VERY happy to have paid for the surgery on her knee. To see her happy and bouncing is the return gift.
I will probably not be posting much more on this blog, but will keep it up in case if helps other dog owners, and may give an occasional update. Perhaps on the one year anniversary of her surgery.
Mom and dad went away for the weekend and I got to go to the "spa". Also known as the kennel, but they have a pool and I got to swim!!! I love to swim, but mom and dad, won't put a pool in the backyard for me. Mom said maybe next summer she'd get me a kiddie pool, but REALLY that is too shallow!
..........................and no one took me back down stairs!
We live in a split level and the kitchen is 6 steps up from the family room which I have been confined to for the last 16 weeks since it leads out to the back yard. I think I will hang out up here with mom and dad while they have breakfast!
Something is definitely a foot. Last night they took me out in the backyard WITHOUT a leash!! I was not sure what to make of this so I hung out with dad within leash length (they use a regular 6' leash not a retractable) but he let me trot ahead a little and trot back to him. Mom and dad even played the game where they stand apart and call me to each of them in turn. We did not play for long, they still seem worried about my leg, but I did not have any limp after my outdoor adventure.
I think my confinement days are winding down. Sure will be nice to have the rest of the house again and sleep in the same room as mom and dad! I think I heard them say they will keep me going slowly up and down the stairs and then close the bedroom door so I don't wander at night. But that is ok, I will be with my PEOPLE!!!
Yesterday I woke up in such a good mood, even mom commented on it. I did my happy dance (wiggling on my back) very fast and made happy noises. I was very excited to go on my walk too, mom says I had a bounce in my step. Life is good!!
I do hear something about freedom! Seems this Friday night I will be given a bit more freedom, but I think they are going to watch me too, to make sure I don't tear a muscle or something. I think I heard them say I can go upstairs and sleep int mom and dads room again! YIPPEE.
Today, my walk was extended and so far so good. Dad says the walks are doing him good too! That is about all for now.
Not much new here. Mom says I am doing fine and being a good girl. Had my annual exam and got a clean bill of health. So I am just hanging around waiting for freedom day which around here seems to be the evening of Aug. 31.
Mom used the red eye removal on the photo program and I look a bit silly, but what can you do??
Well, dad has been taking me on morning walks for quite a while now and I no longer pant hard by the end of the walk, I guess my stamina is getting better. I got very nervous during a bad thunderstorm and mom invited me under her computer desk which is in the family room where I am confined. I really like it under there and go in all the time pushing past mom's legs. She tries not to kick me and I hear her complain about how much harder it is to type, but hey she showed me the place!
Note from mom: If I had only known the trouble it would cause! She takes up half the space, but I am such a softy and let her stay! I try not to roll the chair into her, but she puts her nose so close to the wheels sometimes!