R finally had the stitches taken out of his elbow. That means that he doesn't need to wear a cone or a tee-shirt anymore. That's worthy of celebration!
He still has lots of rehab and healing to do. When he's standing around, he's not weighting his "surgical leg" very much yet. Fortunately, we have a way to quantify how much weight he's putting on each of his front legs... and it seems like a great way to monitor how his leg feels. According to the vet, R should be able to go running for short distances in four weeks if the healing goes as fast as expected.
Nurse Shyla is on duty, helping R to heal by snuggling with him.
They are such a sweet pair.
I know that Shyla won't be completely happy until R can run and play again. She's showing her sad face in the next photo.
I live at 8200' in the Front Range of Colorado. I love exploring nature
in the mountains while riding my mountain bike and romping with my
two Labradors. Photography is another passion, including both "normal" photography and trail camera photography of wildlife.
My two dogs are Shyla, a 3-year-old Chocolate Lab, and R, a 7-year-old Black Lab.