Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ivy does Key West

We took Ivy into Key West for an afternoon outing. She did great on the leash in crowds of people! We were careful not to overextend her walking, so we stopped at a few places for her to rest. She visited the Southern Most Point in the continental US, a couple of bars, and Dog Beach. When we returned back to our rental house, she lounged by the pool, had dinner, and turned in early for bed. There were no after effects the next day, no stiffness and no difficulty getting up. We are very excited by her progress at this point. She is having a picture perfect recovery.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What a difference a year year ago today.....

A year ago today, Ivy had her first TPLO. We are quietly celebrating in the Florida Keys. Ivy had a morning swim down the street at a marina and then spent the afternoon lounging by the pool. What a difference a year makes!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ivy in the Keys

Ivy is currently rehabbing in the Florida Keys. We thought the change in climate would do us all some good. We are in a vacation rental for the month of February, about 16 miles from Key West, on Cudjoe Key. The house is in a residential neighborhood, so Ivy's walks will be increasing to 3 walks for 30 minutes, plus perhaps one longer hike every other day as we explore the Keys. Key West is very dog friendly, so I am sure that Ivy will be spending some time there as well. Wasting away in Margaritaville....