Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Born to Be Wild

Well I promised one more update on the hip surgery and here it is.... just to close the book on this story. 
Tulla had x-rays at 8 weeks post surgery to verify that all was healing well, and it was (is).  We got approval to let her do anything she wanted, but I was still too nervous to completely let her off leash, because I knew that there was a bundle of explosive energy locked inside.  So the first several days we did long lead and swimming.  Finally the day came and the leash came off- setting her free for the first time in two long months.  As I expected, it took me a while to catch her!  But the only problems we have had were a few days of tender feet from running too hard on the concrete.
So for all the worry, the fear, the prayers, and the indecision, this turned out to be a pretty uneventful surgery (well except for the bill.)  The surgeon sees no reason why she cannot lead as full a life as a dog born with good hips.  So if she decides to become an agility dog, then that is what we will do.
Meanwhile, run Tulla, run.  You deserve

a few extra laps around the yard.