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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Black Dog Sunday

Can you believe it? This photo was from the day before the snow when our world was enveloped in clouds. The part that I am elated about is that our R is back! He can run with such intensity again.
It was at this time last year that I started trying to schedule R's elbow surgery. I had no idea what a long journey we were embarking on. It took until April to find a surgeon willing to travel to us for the procedure. And, we're still doing rehab now, a year after I started working on the logistics of the surgery.

But here is evidence of how well R is doing. He beat Shyla in a recall race!

To be honest, I think that I'll keep doing rehab with R for a long time. At this point, his exercises are for general strength and stability, which is good for any dog as they get older. I'm now doing some of the exercises with Shyla, to help keep her core strong and hopefully avoid injuries in the future. I find it to be tons of fun to teach the dogs the exercises so it's a win-win habit!

I'll do an update video of the battery of exercises sometime soon. We go see our vet in a couple of weeks - she'll evaluate R's elbow condition and tweak the exercises for us. So, I need to show you the latest set before they change!


  1. Hari OM
    Look at 'im go!!! &*> Keep up Shyla... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Look at you go R! We're thrilled to see such amazing progress!

  3. And he looks so very happy doing all that running!!! As we have said before, he wouldn't be able to have accomplished so much so soon and so well without YOU!!!

  4. Woohoo R look at you go! It's absolutely pawesome to see you running like the wind.

    Aroo to you,

  5. Way to go to both of you! R wouldn't be where he is today without you taking care of him.

    You are both so awesome!

  6. What a joy it is to see him run with Shyla.
    Ah the look on his face is, yep he is a happy boy!

    Astro and Linda

  7. We're so happy to hear that R is doing so well. Maybe Shyla was just letting R win to help him feel better ;-)

    1. You may be right. She's a sweet soul who has let him win in the past (don't tell R!) 😜

  8. So much happy! Would love to see his current rehab routine. :)

  9. OMD, how excellent and wonderful!! Run R Run!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. That first picture says it all....The joy on his face is priceless!!

  11. I love the pictures - But are you sure that Shyla just didn't let him win? :-)

  12. You look so happy, R, and we know that Shyla is thrilled to be running with you, even if you did win!

  13. So happy to see you running and playing!
    Lily & Edward

  14. Just look at the two of them roaring along!!


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