Leaps and Bounds

Well, not really, more like limps and bumps, but we are getting there.

Photo: Maggie on the beach Oct 6th

Yesterday saw Maggie walking completely round the Avenue for the first time in over three weeks.
We’ve been taking her in the car to the beach car park every day as the grass there is lovely, soft and springy, so not too much pressure on her foot. For the past five days, we have been walking her in the direction of the poo bin in the afternoon (it’s emptied every day) being careful not to overtire her and gradually extending the distance between it and home to gently build up her muscles and fitness.

Yesterday she wanted to walk further, and tried to lead us in the direction of the beach. She had sneakily taken herself onto the sand in the morning when we went up to the promenade to make our doggy ‘deposit’.

We gave her a small dose of metacam after our final ‘walk’ as we noticed she started off with a spring in her step but her elbow gave her cause to pause in mid stride once or twice. We are continuing with the glucosamine we started a few weeks ago and hopefully should begin to results in a couple of weeks.
Each day sees an improvement, but we are not pushing it, even though she looks at us imploringly and longingly in the direction of the beach, bless her.
Soon Sweetheart, but not yet.
Photo: Maggie 14th November

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Leaps and Bounds

  1. Rowena says:

    After reading your comment, I just had to pop over and meet Maggie. I am such a dog tragic and with fie dogs currently under our roof, you could well call me “the crazy dog lady”. Maggie looks like a bit of a mix of our Lady and recent addition, Zac. Maggie and Zac both have that white powderpuff on their noses, which is so cute. I hope she is feeling better soon and able to explore the beach once again in her prime.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

    • Thanks for dropping in Rowena. Maggie is almost 13 and a border collie x springer spaniel. I think I was known as the dog biscuit lady when we were in Lincolnshire before as all the dogs would come up to me and sit for a reward, whether I knew them or not!

  2. amommasview says:

    Hope she keeps recovering

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