Category Archives: Health

To Pave or not to Pave

Running dogs on pavement is a topic I’ve thought about but never quite gotten around to talking about for a really long time. Mostly because it’s one of those things that for me boils down to “know your dog, use … Continue reading

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Coming into the End Zone

  After Pip had his spleen removed and we got the pathology report back, I promised him that he would never have to take a bath again. It seemed like a reasonable promise since the prognosis was about as bad … Continue reading

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Pulling, Light

Maisy’s doing great, just about 5 weeks out from her surgery and allowed to do some pulling on leash as long as she isn’t “explosive.” We’re still doing multiple relatively short walks a day, up to about 20 minutes at … Continue reading

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Maisy Update: Overachiever Edition

Maisy had her first post-op (and, as it turns out, probably her last) appointment with a physical therapist this morning. She’s doing very, very well; the PT said where she is now in her recovery (almost 3 weeks) is typical … Continue reading

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Slowly but Surely

Well it’s only 4 days out from surgery, but I feel like this morning Maisy turned a corner. She had been toe-touching a little bit with the leg on Friday and Saturday, then on Sunday (yesterday) morning she woke up … Continue reading

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It’s 6 am, Perfect Time for a Maisy Update

It’s done: Maisy had surgery yesterday for her torn cruciate. She had a TTA or tibial tuberosity advancement, a surgery which changes the geometry and forces acting on the knee during weight bearing and movement. This page has a nice, … Continue reading

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I haven’t been posting much lately. It’s been cool but humid, and our scootering has been intermittent at best. The forecast for the immediate future, though, has been cool, cool, cool and I had been getting excited for fall training. … Continue reading

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On the Mend

Well both the MPs have both been improving, and both saw the chiropractor today. As expected, Maisy needed some adjustments in her lower back and Squash needed some adjustments in his neck. They’ve been sleeping off and on since we’ve … Continue reading

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When last we met, Maisy was resting and I had big plans to continue working with Squash alone in front of the scooter. After he and I took the scooter for a walk last week, my next magical trick was … Continue reading

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No, We’re Not Dead. It’s Just Summer.

Most of the summer has been blissfully, unusually cool and amenable to sneaking in scooter runs here and there. But August, it seemed, was determined to make up for the previous few months by stringing together as many 90F+ days … Continue reading

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