Monday, 1 November 2010

Penny walked around a whole block today

Well, what a red letter day! Penny and I set off slow-ly heading down the hill to the end of our street and made it around a whole block.

Dr James St Clair says hill work is important for strengthening the quadriceps and hamstrings, which help support the knee, so I thought we'd better venture a little further today. Our house is on the top of a hill, with a gentle slope in one direction and a steeper slope in the other, so we took the gentle slope.

Penny can go at a slightly faster pace now and still put her weight on her injured leg, so we actually managed to go around in a circle and come home a different way, instead of our usual glacial pace to and fro in our own street.

One small step for a dog, one giant leap for canine-kind. Well, it was quite a lot of small steps, actually, but you get the idea...

9 comments:

Noah the Airedale said...

Well done Penny. You're getting stronger all the time xxxx

Slavenka said...

ergo step by step :)

curator said...

Hooray for Penny! Keep up the good work! And hooray for you Parlance, with your great patience and love.

Hound Girl said...

Thats fantastic!! Congrats!!!
We do hill work in the grass - my hips are starting to appreciate the hill work :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Good girl, Penny! You're getting there!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Honey the Great Dane said...

Sorry for not visiting much lately! I've been catching up on your past posts and really pleased to see that Penny came through her surgery OK and is making great progress in her recovery! :-)

Hsin-Yi

parlance said...

Noah, and Slavenka and Curator, thanks for the encouragement.

parlance said...

And thanks also, Maggie and Mitch and Hsin-Yi!

parlance said...

Hound Girl, it's good to know we're not the only ones doing hill work, lol.