Kate, DD, says - "Well, let's see if I can walk some of that energy off of her." Their immediate yard is a small fenced area - smaller than Daisy is used to and comfortably deals with daily necessities. She put on a short leash and took her for a walk to the back of her yard....think two block walk. We thought it might go easy, it's grass/ flat/ no distractions. Kate is experienced at dog handling. She has Maverick (think Pitbull/ Bull Mastiff mix) and Penny (Pug/ Boston Terrier). Kate can handle weight and speed. It all looked great and Daisy took better to the leash than ever - little and no tug or pull, which puts terrible strain on her hips. But dang - later that night the moaning began and we upped a single dosage of meds to curb the pain and possible inflammation we caused by that walk. I'll say it - I felt like shit. We are so careful to limit Daisy's play area. We make sure she's got plenty of toys and chew things - anything that encourages brain play and fun without physical over exuberance. It's a balancing act.
Thank goodness one night was all it took and she was a-ok as soon as the dose hit and normal in the morning. Whew! No more long walks with Maverick, Penny, and Trudy. Someday - just not yet.
|What are we going to write about this time Mom?|
In the meantime her and I will stick to writing this blog - she's getting pretty good at it. Likes to look at the screen and then look up at me and give me a big slurp. LOL, it makes me feel like I must have written something good.