Last week Phineas was doing so well. We were allowed to do 15 minute walks along with curbs and even dancing! He even wanted to take a longer walk one night, but I had to say ” no, not yet Phineas.”
We ventured to the park a few times, even if it was just to discard his poop bag. The park was good since it has little hills to climb.
Due to an unfortunate circumstance, his walks to the park will have to wait. We were almost home from a walk when a neighbor kid started to make barking sounds. Yes, I was a little annoyed. This got Phin a little excited. Even on a shortened leash he tried to do zoomies. The kid was still making noises even with his dad telling him to be quiet. So in about 15 seconds Phin went from fine to not putting any weight on his back right leg. The one that was fixed in surgery.
We ended up hopping home. I was upset with the kid and upset with me for not be able to keep him calm. He just wants to play, after all. Thankfully we could see the vet the following day and everything is in place. He just needs to take it easy for a few days. Just now he walked using all four legs which is a big improvement.
Our life will be pretty boring for 3 or 4 more days. Thats okay with me though. There is snow on the way which is a great excuse to stay in and snuggle.