Thursday, June 3, 2010

One day at a time

Sunbathing at lunch

It's been all about Chaser the past couple of weeks. After learning of her osteosarcoma diagnosis, we are preparing for the big adjustment coming soon - the amputation of her right foreleg. Thanks to an awesome website - http://www.tripawds.com/ - we are learning all about this brave new world!

In the meantime, we're doing all we can to keep Chaser from fracturing that fragile leg. That includes ramp training. She learned VERY quickly that treats were involved. So - short story long - she now uses the ramp to get into the SUV and up on the bed. Smart girl.

1 comment:

  1. Shiva the Red Dog went through this very same challenge last year, down to the identical leg...and she lived to bark about it! Much of her story can be seen at http://myreddogblog.blogspot.com/
    Go back to her early posts for pre and post surgery info. Also, we have a fantastic orthopedic surgeon here in Knoxville who is a huge Golden Retriever lover...let us know if you want a referral.

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