Topaz received the good word from his vet: back to running! Thank God.
He's been a bit stir crazy lately, not to mention his running partner. The antibiotics and pain meds he had been on tend to compromise joints and tendons. His vet strongly suggested no running until he finished his meds.
When I arrived home from Duluth (congratulations to my clients Deb and Kate - finished Grandmas Marathon, first marathon at sub four hours!!) and saw him running around our pool while the boys were swimming I gently reminded everyone that he was supposed to take it easy. Steve looked at me and said "Right. That is like telling you to take it easy", in a not so gentle manner. Point well taken.
Since his surgery I have only run out at the trail once. It was depressing. I wanted to be running with Topaz and only thought about him while running. Since then I have run the roads around home and the track at school. He goes absolutely berserk when I leave. I can hear him howling as I pull out of the driveway. He knows I'm going running without him.
Today while Topaz was beating my bed with his tail this morning I was finally able to say 'go for a run?" He nearly jumped out of his fur in excitement. He was at the garage door waiting for me while I quickly changed. I didn't even bother with a cup of coffee.
His first run post surgery was wonderful. He was filled with joy. I was filled with joy. He frolicked. I frolicked. He chased after a family of turkeys. I stood and laughed.
The only black cloud upon our run was that the deer flies have hatched. I'll have to dig out that horse spray that worked so well on him last year.
He's a happy pup. I'm a happy pup owner.
Happy Father's Day to all of the Dad's out there. Do something you enjoy today!