So pleased Hollymay is with us and safe...she came out of her kennel quizziald this morning but happily jumped in the front seat of the dog mobile and explored then paws on the dash board like she was skateboarding in adventure. A few licks for me and few barks as innocent dogs just walking on the streets minding their own business...within 20 mins I knew her as a little character
with a lot to say about life and very participative of it too.
A few protest barks when I parked and left her in the front: I knew enough about her that sitting in a vet surgery just wasn't going to be Hollymay's scene. I checked on her 30 mins in and she was resting and didn't notice me so just fine. Our dear vet had a very busy surgery so midtime I went and gave Hollymay a 20 mins walk around the streets (She gave me!) Little Miss Enthusiasm; we smell here, we smell there. We tried her in a quieter vet surgery but she was soon singing so we made our retreat then back in the dog mobile and not a peep.
Well Hollymay was lifted on the the vets table and Mark examined her and concluded...yes the achilles tendon had snapped at some point and this was a specialist vet operation but he knew the man and was sure Jamie would reduce his fee slightly knowing our goodly work. Mark would talk it through with Jamie but suspected he would attempt to repair with her leg held up and back, but more probably he will fuse her lower ankle (hock) joint allowing the leg to become a prop for her to support her walking. I mentioned that there had be the suggestion she would need to lose her leg, Mark's reply was not at all, but we are talking specialist op. Mark suspected she was not spay, though we open anyway. She has a mammary tumour that will be removed sametime as spay. Hollymay was 1st vax'd, she was a good girl!
She was given a bone on the return journey but wasn't interested, happy to enjoy the buzz of London traffic and all had entertainment value. We had a walk when we arrived near the kennel other than a couple of wee's no parcel but video shows how she walks, involves her leg and gets along just fine, she jumps in the dog mobile and prises her bone!Click here to learn how to add YouTube Videos to your phpBB forum
She then ran in the paddock then NikkiL led her away for lunch and a rest.