Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
It's been 2 weeks and Holly has shown no signs of a limp, so we're back for the first time in the woods.
This is the spot where the tennis ball usually comes out, so she's looking at me expectantly... but she'll have to be disappointed on that score for a little while longer ;)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Holly and I have been gradually extending our walks, and today we're up to about 3.6 miles going up the Post Road to Osborn school, down Oakland Beach Ave and then home along Milton Road. Cold and bracing, 33F and very windy.
We are replacing the nursery school playground this summer, but to do so we need to move this little tree that was given as a memorial. Even though the playground work is not due to start for months if the tree is to stand a chance of surviving it has to be moved before it buds... hence the poor guys digging it up in 31F weather.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Holly's intermittent limp in her left back leg has not gone away, so she spent the day at the vets today being sedated and xrayed to see if we can nail down a cause.
The vet said her knee seems sound, so she doesn't think it's a torn ACL or a dislocating knee cap (which is good- both of those are expensive surgeries), and there is a little thickening in her hip which could lead to arthritis later but shouldn't be causing this now. So basically she's had a very expensive nap that hasn't really told us anything new... but we've ruled some stuff out, so that's good.
The upshot is she's now on a heavy antiinflammatory and 2 weeks of rest- no stairs, no walks off leash and nothing longer than round the block. This is going to be a long couple of weeks! I'm also going to put her on a stronger glucosamine supplement as well and hopefully that will help heal whatever is causing this and then we can work her gently back up to normal activity.
But for tonight she's still a bit dozy from the sedation so she just wants to sleep, poor girl :(