The only downer was that R's limp returned almost immediately when we arrived home from our trip to Crested Butte. Our vet says that he was likely hiding his limp in CB because he was so excited by all the fun that we were having. She says (and we knew this prior to the surgery) that dogs who have had CUE surgery often continue to limp for months and months after the surgery. The one year mark is when the limp is almost always gone. That extremely long recovery time is why they scanned R's entire body for signs of cancer before we embarked on this journey.
|As an aside - do you see the burned forest in the left side of the background?|
Actually, although I do complain sometimes about how long the exercises take, I truly enjoy training R to do them. He's a fast learner although his boredom and frustration threshold is very low. That means that I need to keep him entertained by constantly changing up the routine! It's fun for both of us.
Happy Black Dog Sunday!