Sunday, November 7, 2010

3 years since the first knee blew out

Wow! I cannot believe that three years have passed since Ivy blew out her first knee. We had been on vacation in the Virginia mountains, maybe 5 minutes when we heard the yelp and she came up limping.
But, she has had 2 TPLO surgeries and will turn 9 years old next month! She is doing GREAT!
We just returned from a vacation on the Florida Panhandle where she was transformed into a young dog again. We have her sister living with us now and these 2 senior Labs ran the beach and swam in the Gulf of Mexico for 7 straight days! Yep, they were tired Labs at the end of the day, but not a trace of limping in either dog! WhooHoo!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2nd Anniversary TPLO # 1

It's hard to believe that two years have gone by since Ivy had her first TPLO. 2008 was such a hard year for our yellow girl. But, she has been a champ! Not a complainer, she was always willing to come over for that belly rub or to give us her Kong for a fill up!
Ivy saw snow for the first time in her life just 2 months ago and has seen 2 snow storms since then! She loves the snow. She spent a lot of time outside and was never stiff or limping after being out in the white stuff. A photo of  Ivy running full tilt was featured on the home page of OrthoDogs, of which she is now an alumni. WhooHoo....GO IVY GO!! It was worth it!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Bunny

I never thought I would see Ivy run again like she did today. We have about 10 inches of snow on the ground here in Virginia. This is very unusual for our part of the state. We took her out on the golf course behind us to let her explore and she just ran through the white stuff with pure joy on her face for about 10 minutes. When she came in, she napped for a while, then wanted out again. I guess she likes the white stuff! Neither leg showed any sign of lameness or tenderness. She acts like a puppy, even though she is now a mature 8 year old diva! It has been almost two years since Ivy's first TPLO surgery.