As of this morning I didn't reapply Pinky's leg wraps. She's been chewing them off anyway and only had just the scrap of one left on one leg this morning. Her legs look straight and she's moving easily and strongly on both legs...even jumping up to guard with Blue on top of the pallet pile. I'll continue to monitor and reapply wraps if she seems to need support but for now she's doing wonderfully!
Please excuse the muddy ground next to this gate....it's a high traffic area and we've had two days of continual rain. Yes, I know that wrap is below the joint....what is left of it. It WAS supporting the joint and the areas above and below it, but she chewed off all she could.
I'm so glad too! Thank you for all your help and support on this, Bay! I'm thanking God for her recovery as well....it was so pitiful to see her walking like that and I couldn't help but feel responsible for it. It's simply lovely to see her running, jumping up on high things and standing square on those front legs.
That's more mud than I like to see! We've got a lot of expose earth since the logging and it's bugging me like crazy! It's like seeing someone with their skin peeled back....never healthy, never good for the soil and water just runs off, taking topsoil with it. Can't wait to get a bale roller made and start rolling out these mulch bales on any and all bare spots I see.
The true proof of Pinky's recovery was what I witnessed today...she was playing with Blue. Rough, running, wrestling and jumping with Blue and that's the first time I've seen her do that. Every time he would attempt to play with her before she would yelp loudly and he would leave her alone. They've been playing hard for a couple of hours now, off and on, and Blue is finally ensconced on the round bales, safe from puppy mayhem. Good to see!
You got it exactly right, Bay...that's exactly how I feel! It was so pitiful to see her trying to run and walk on those buckled joints and I'm simply amazed at how quickly she was restored to full use! Just on feeding the right dog food, deworming and supporting her joints for a few days and she's back and growing like a weed.
Today she was strong enough to play with Blue for a long, long time and also to pull him off of Shine when he was trying to stop Shine from walking away.
Those emojis depict exactly how I feel to see her straight and strong. I keep thanking God for it all and feeling blessed to the max.
Update on Pinky's legs. That bag of dog food is nearly gone now and Pinky's legs have indeed straightened and strengthened, with no signs of lasting damage from her brief stint of rubber legs. Pics of Pinky now, at 4.5 mo. of age, with her work partner, Blue, 1.5 yrs of age.
And Pinky finally gets the lying down and waiting for her food...took her awhile to do it consistently and without squirming, but now she does it quicker than Blue does.
From now on, any pups I get here will start out on that type of dog food if I can continue to find it. It's been great, she loves it and she's in peak physical health. Best outcome!