Tuesday, 9 November 2010

at last, a walk in the park after cruciate surgery!

On Sunday, two of her humans led Penny up into the car on her ramp, and set off, not for the vet... not for physiotherapy... but for a walk!

Yes, a walk in a park.

Unfortunately, by the time we walked, ever so slowly, from our carpark spot to the entrance to the park, and read the scary notice, eleven minutes had passed, which is half of our walking time at this stage.

So we turned back. Did Penny care? Not on your life! She loved the whole experience and went into an orgy of sniffing, and weeing to let other dogs know she'd been there. We actually said hello to a couple of calm dogs, which was great, since Penny hasn't really interacted with other dogs since about June.

There was a lovely set of posts that would be just right for doing some weaving, which I'll ask the physiotherapist about today. I think weaving is good somewhere along the line, because it reteaches her to be aware of her rear end.


Two Pitties in the City said...

Such exciting news!! Though the snakes would make me uneasy.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaa, Penny! And it looks like a lovely day for a walkie!
Our mom doesn't like snakes so that sign makes her nervous.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Maggie and Mitch, and Two Pitties. Snakes are a feature of our summers, so not that terrifying, but we're very careful. In that respect, it's actually rather good that Penny has to be on lead.

Hound Girl said...

Thats crazy about the snakes!! I hate those darn things - thats so cool they have signs though!

I am so happy for yall that you had this moment :)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hooray! Great to see that Penny's recovery is progressing so well - you really can't beat a walk in the park, can you?! :-)


parlance said...

Hound Girl, when I read blogs from other countries and hear about eagles swooping down to seize dogs from the yard, or grizzlies coming into suburban streets, I think we're lucky to only have snakes, lol.

parlance said...

Honey, it's so lovely to go out somewhere interesting at last!