We picked up our photo of Solo with Santa today and decided to post it on the blog. What a great idea for a fundraiser for animals! She was kind of stressed by the guy in red, just like some kids are! She liked him more from the distance than when she was separated from me. I wonder what she asked him for at Christmas…..
Well, it has been awhile since I have updated the post. Solo is doing great, she is now fully adjusted to life on three legs. We walked almost 4 km on Sunday. When she runs you would not know she is missing a leg. She is happy and healthy and we truly hope it will stay this way for a long time to come. We went out and about on Sunday and one of the Greenhouses was having Christmas pictures with Santa. So of course we had to get her picture taken too! She was was a big hit with all of the staff at the greenhouse. I will post a picture once they give me the CD next weekend. It is amazing how many people ask about her leg, most have no hesitation in asking us what happened. Most are also amazed at how well she has done post operatively. We are enjoying each day we have together. That’s it for now…..
Solo’s one month ampuversary was last Friday (November 6). She seems to be completely back to her old self – her eyes are bright, she greets us at the back door when we come home from work, she is playful, hungry all the time and full of life. Last weekend was beautiful so we took the opportunity to rake up some leaves in the yard. She thought being in the yard and playing with the leaves was great fun. She rolled and dug in them as we made the piles all around the yard.
We are back to walking 3 kilometers a day but she really hates to be on leash! If the harness is on and she has the leash on -she stops about every three feet and doesn’t want to move. Take the leash off and she runs, sniffs, rolls and chases. So off leash walking it is. It is a bit of a problem now that the days are getting so short. We seem to lose daylight by 5 pm these days and it is only going to get worse as winter continues to settle in! The walk is the first thing on the agenda when we get home from work and even then we are cutting it close as it is usually dark by the time we get back in the door. ! I think we are going to have to buy her a little light for her harness so we can easily see her in the field.
We had a small scare with her incision – we found a lump beside it and we were worried that it was a lymph node. We took her to the vet right away and fortunately (and thankfully) it was only a small reaction to one of the sutures. It has now gone down and all looks well. We are enjoying each day and taking it as it comes.
Christina and Solo