Monthly Archives: January 2015

So Happy :)

Cheeky girl

Cheeky girl

While we have had our usual deal of misfortune in the past month, I am very very pleased with Java’s wrist. For the first time since April she has been able to run with dogs and her wrist didn’t swell! I hope I’m not jinxing it as I write this. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if it did swell as dr. Piras explained to us that the swelling is due to the scar tissue, but it’s great to see that the DMSO and ultrasound treatments really did do something good. The wrist is wrapped of course so it looks bad… but I promise you she is doing great!

We had some snow in the beginning of January and I thought I would let Ruby and Java run together. Of course the first thing Java did was run into Ruby, so then he didn’t want to play with her.

Java does this thing on walks where she runs ahead of me, stops and turns, waiting for a recall. She has me well trained 😉

We do a lot of recalls during walks, some because I don’t want to only do “difficult” recalls where they would have to leave something they want to come to me, some because they are about to roll in something smelly and the recall is the surest way to prevent it and some to regulate Java’s zoomies. In the beginning I didn’t want her to run full out much because I wasn’t sure what her wrist could take. Frequent recalls ensured that her zoomies were short-lived. Plus, she got some extra recall practice which she sorely needs after spending such a long time on leash.

No recalls on this video, just talking to dogs 😉

Ruby and Java say the new blanket passed the test. I agree.

Ruby and Java say the new blanket passed the test. I agree.

Ruby and the first snow

Ruby and the first snow

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