Saturday, 11 December 2010

first off-lead walk

A red letter day. We've been given the go-ahead to start to return Penny to her normal activities. However, the physio gave us some advice that I think is very useful: re-introduce only one activity at a time, so that if Penny seems to be in pain or to be limping at all, we'll know which activity caused it.

The first thing we did was allow her to go down and up the steps leading to our backyard. On lead. Slowly. Well, that was the plan. We went on-lead, not-so-slowly. But she seemed fine after that experience. Halleluia! Now we don't have to spend so much time out in the street waiting for her to toilet.

But the big excitement was a visit to the lovely Yarra Bend Park. And, to our great pleasure, we discovered that the planned dog-friendly fence has been installed, so now dogs can walk off-lead without the danger of straying onto the road.

And so we set off along the fence.

Here's the big moment, when Penny was released from her lead:

There were puddles to play in, now that the drought doesn't have a grip on the weather.

And Penny seemed to be fine the next day after her adventure!


Slavenka said...

It is wonderful to see how Penny enjoys.

Maggie and Mitch said...

A very big day for you, Penny, and it sounds like you did just fine!
That puddle looks like fun!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Honey the Great Dane said...

Yay! Congrats on your first off-lead walk, Penny! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

parlance said...

Slavenka and Hsin-Yi and Maggie and Mitch, thanks for the encouragment!