Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Another ruptured CCL

Poor ole' Joe resting with another blown knee

In September Joe had his left knee reconstructed. It was an arduous ordeal to get him through the recovery, but after eight weeks he was doing OK.

Saturday night while walking Joe on a lead he saw a cat up the road run into a pipe under a driveway. He began to pull hard on the leash, and then let out a yelp. Instantly he began holding his right hind leg up high and wouldn't let it touch the ground. I knew what had happened. His CCL (like an ACL tendon in a human) had ruptured. 

Once I finally got him home I took Joe to the emergency vet. where they verified what I knew had happened.

Long story short, tomorrow morning Joe goes for reconstructive knee surgery, and we begin another eight weeks of recovery and rehabilitation.

Friday, January 18, 2013

First Snow of 2013 1/18/13

Poor ole' Joe  looking around at the snow.

We had our first snow of 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC last night. The accumulation of snow was only about an inch. I was hoping for enough to ride a mountain bike in. It needs to be a little more than what we received to be good on a mountian bike This was just enough to make the ground messy and the roads icy. Regardless of how much or how little snow we get, it is always exciting when it snows in this part of the United States. 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform a popular song titled "Snow". The video below is of them performing the song live in 2006.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Poor ole' Joe kept us company at the shop today

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Poor ole' Joe

Two days ago Poor ole' Joe had major knee surgery. He had a procedure that was as close to a human knee replacement as they do on dogs. He stayed on his bed and enjoyed seeimg all the nice customers come and go all day. Thanks to everyone that said hello to Joe. He loves everyone!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Joe swimming in Mallard Lake at Tanglewood Park 8/28/12

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A Great Blue Heron fishing from one of the pedal boats. These look like the ones I used to ride in  o'so many years ago.
 Poor ole' Joe's hips have been causing him a lot of pain lately. He just wasn't wanting to go for his evening walk this evening. Every night for the past little bit he has had to have pain pills to cope with his hips. I decided if Joe didn't get to swim ever again he would have his chance tonight. I took him to Mallard Lake at Tanglewood Park and turned him loose. He acted like a puppy! When I got him home he went straight to his bed. In no time at all he was asleep and snoring away. 
Joe is on the floating dock and dry. It didn't take him long to dive in the water.

Joe hunting along the shore with the Great Blue Heron in the background.

Joe retrieving a stick.

Joe bringing the stick to me.

Joe swimming after the stick again.

Joe bringing the stick to me again.

Joe wading around in the water.

Retrieving another stick.

Joe watching some Canadian Geese.

Joe on the floating dock.

Joe decided to roll around in the grass.