Because every dog deserves an Adventure!

New Challenges Ahead

It feels like forever since I’ve been able to write you!  The good news it that I’ve been busy getting better.  I finished my antibiotics and my stump looks and feels so much better!  I have more energy and have been able to walk a lot longer than I have been.  Walking and running seem to be a lot easier for me, even with 3 legs!  Dad was pretty surprised when he saw me lift my right leg to make sure I hit the right spot on the tree… and I didn’t even fall over!

Dad took me and my family to the new dog park to run around the single dog park area at La Pawz Dog Park in Mission Viejo!  I had so much fun running around and even played ball and caught a few flying discs!!  I really wanted to go into the big dog park area though.  Dad said he would take me once I was feeling even better and had my new leg.  That’s a deal dad!!!

My new Leg- pretty cool, huh?

My new Leg- pretty cool, huh?

Speaking of new legs, we got a call from Paws on the Go that my new Dalmation colored leg came in! I asked dad to make the earliest appointment possible, so we saw Dr. Goulard this past Saturday. Here we go again.. A New Challenge Ahead!

My new leg looked pretty cool and light weight.  Although it looked cool, it felt super weird when Dr. G put it on me. I had to be super patient when she was sizing it up and making adjustments.   I wasn’t sure what to think.  I had spent so much time getting used to walking on 3 legs, I don’t dare trust to put my weight on it.  First of all, I can’t feel when I touch the ground.  Secondly, it doesn’t bend or anything like my leg used to.  Plus, since I haven’t been using my left side, my muscles atrophied.  Now dad has to help me build them up again.

 

We spent the next hour with me wearing this thing.  Everything was different:  trying to walk, stand, laying down, just everything!  Dr. G was great though.  She was giving dad tips on how to do small things, like making me just shift my weight to the left side, so that I put pressure on the new leg.  I have to do high fives with my new leg so that I get used to stretching it out again.  I never thought of how much i used to do with my old leg, until I got this new one.   It was quite a work out, both mentally and physically.

Dr. Goulard helps us with my new leg!

Dr. Goulard helps us with my new leg!

Towards the end though, I wasn’t putting much weight on it anymore and it slipped off a couple of times.  Dr. G noticed that there was a little bit of blood where I had my infection.  I thought that it was all better, but I have to go get it checked out again just to make sure.  We were told to not put it on until I get the thumbs up that it was okay.

fun after the fitting

fun after the fitting

Once our session was over, Dad took me to Pet Supply Warehouse to pick out some goodies because I was so incredibly good for Dr. G. and I tried my very best.  When we got home, I got to run around with my neighbor and even met a new little friend! Dad even took me and the family for a walk with friends at Laguna Regional Park.

Family Time!

Family Time!

I know that learning to use my new leg is going to be a challenge, but I know that with dad’s help and my can do attitude, I’ll be able to get the hang of it in no time!  I just hope that’s sooner rather than later.  Dad says that if I put my mind to it, I can do anything!   Next up, a trip back to see Dr. Cambridge again.  Please keep your fingers and paws crossed for me, that everything will be better than ok!

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