For those of you who don't know, Holly had TTA knee surgery on her right knee on December 4, 2012 after a partial tear of her ACL and meniscus damage in early November. So, she's just past the 7.5 week post-surgery mark...and still has a long way to go.
I was gone for a good 8 hrs yesterday so she spent most of the day in her crate/x-pen bedroom.
I did her PT exercises and her walk before I left for the day, then again when I got home last night. But, she was nuts. And because she was feeling really crazy, she ended up doing something to her leg...or maybe she just had too much exercise combined with too much rest...or maybe it was because she LAUNCHED herself at the neighbor to say hi while we were out walking. Have I mentioned how much I love the handle on her harness? Her greeting skills have deteriorated into an abysmal mess...so she launched herself at the poor man, while on an icy, snowy road. Thank goodness I had my hand on that handle...talk about catching her in mid-spring!
Well, whatever it was, it made her lame last night. Fortunately, she rested and stretched out of it which is very good news...it means it's soft tissue related and not the bone. Phew!
She seems to do better when she can get a little exercise every few hours, instead of have 8 hours of rest while I'm at work. So today I brought her to work. And lucky her, she'll go in to work with me all next week too.
I work at the best office ever, with the best people ever. I put up a baby gate in the doorway of my really small office (it's more like a closet with a window), and every time someone would walk by they'd stop to peek in on Holly. We got a lot of traffic today.
She's a super easy dog...sleeps on her bed quietly, or chews on a bully stick, but never makes a peep. She adores people...seriously, she has no idea what a "stranger" is...so I don't have to worry about people stopping to pet her. It's also a small office...there are maybe 15 of us spread out over 3 buildings with only 6 of us in my building. The offices are old houses, so the design is a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. And also fortunately, Holly loves coming to work with me...despite not getting to run around the place and bark at the fish and ducks whenever she wants. Yes, that's right, my dogs barks at fish. I'll save that explanation for another post.
So, this week I documented more of her recovery from surgery by taking lots of pictures of her hanging out with me in my small office.
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If I can ever figure out how to post video, I'll post some of her PT exercises and the fun tricks she's learning during her recovery.