Summer has been interesting and it's only early August.
Gardening keeps me busy.
In late June we were out for a walk in the woods and suddenly one of Sooki's hind legs seemed to be causing her great pain. She couldn't walk home. Kaitlyn had to pick us up.
Long story short ... she had a torn cruciate ligament.
The surgery was three weeks ago and she is recovering beautifully; my pocket book might take a bit longer to recover, but as I often say, "That's why God invented lines of credit".
To help her atropied leg muscles recover, we take her for lengthening leash walks each week. We're up to three thirty minute walks a day. No off leash walks for her for another two months !
Dexter sometimes goes with Sooki on her brief walks.
But most of the time Dexter and I go for off-leash walks together.
Once I knew Sooki was recovering OK, I left her in Kaitlyn's capable hands and headed off on a camping trip that I had booked way back in April. Five Islands Provincial Park is a beautiful park on the Bay of Fundy up near Parrsboro.
Yeah and THAT happened. I discovered the hard way that Fundy mud was VERY sucky. Walking got harder and harder until I literally stepped out of my shoes. Luckily I had a hiking pole to balance me while I reconciled myself to walking barefoot through the gloop. BTW getting those shoes out of the mud was not easy.