Friday, May 26, 2006

Staying Close To Home

Yesterday my lab Katy blew out her knee while we were swimming in the park. The good news: we made it to the park office and they called a van to drive us to our car. If you have a choice and chance in the future, please support East Bay Regional Parks. They dropped everything to help Katy, Jake and me out.

Here's a post I made last year about this great place for dog's to swim.

Last time (yeah, she blew out her other knee in the same park) there wasn't a soul, and we had walk 1.5 miles to the car. Thirty minutes out to spot where she got hurt; 2 hours back.

She is home in a confined pen staying still and taking pain pills. She only stands up when she needs outside. Tuesday we head to the vetinary surgeons where they will xray her, hold her overnight and operate Wednesday morning. She'll be home on Thursday and my fun will begin. A "harness" that I hold and help her walk, pain meds, and a couple more trips to Concord for check ups with the vets.

Glad we didn't make any summer vacation plans.. our vacation money is going into her knee. OTOH, 6 weeks spent mostly at home nursing a dog... my garden will be well-cared for, my house will be clean, and I might even get some fiber work done.


Blogger Kristie Wells said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Katy and hopefully the new knees last her a lifetime.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

I have four dogs. Lucy is my oldest, she's 15 and I've had her since before my hubby and kids. I am so blessed that, for her size, she is so unbelievably hearty. I understand your commitment to your dogs, but not everyone in my extended family would! It's good to hear. Thanks and best wishes to Katy.

11:04 PM  

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