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