Monday, July 21, 2008

Hip Fairy, where art thou?

Crystal here.

So last week, Jaida started to get really sore. Like bigtime. We're carrying her up anything more than 3 steps right now. Soooooo, we'd been hoping to delay any surgeries until the fall, but Jaida's telling us it's time. We'll be meeting with an orthopaedic specialist in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, we're giving her some asprin for the discomfort, heavy doses of the GlycoFlex, and lovin' her up. Oh, and I've decided a little engineering project is in order...I'm designing a cart (wheelchair) to help her get around and rehabilitate after the surgery. She's already down one leg, so I don't think it's going to be very easy getting around with only two...


She's still beyond cute though. Have I shared the story of Jaida's leash? I don't think so...

Jaida MUST hold a leash in her mouth during walks. Hers, Gracie's, whoevers, it must be in her mouth at all times. To the point that we don't need to clip the leash to her collar anymore. We'll be heading for the woods, let Gracie off-leash, and Jaida goes into a panic because Gracie's out of sight...she pulls and tugs and frantically tries to catch up....and the only thing holding her back is her unclipped leash...which she is holding in her mouth. We must tell her "out" to remind her to let go so she can catch up to Gracie. It gives us the giggles every time.