If you know us at all you will know that we care deeply for our animals. We would do anything and everything we could to give them the best care. They are a part of our family! They infiltrate our hearts and our homes and become a significant part of the family unit.
Granted I am a lot older than I was when Osa was this young but Luger and Osa are polar opposites! He is a boy...she was a girl. He likes to go to day care and dog parks...she hated every dog that she saw. He is crazy and has an extreme amount of drive and energy...she was sweet, calm and affectionate. He is toy driven...she was food driven. Having said that, these two animals have been our family.
Because Luger is so toy driven and absolutely loves the Kong Wubba toys, he can be quite obsessive. He doesn't know when to stop. Because he doesn't always eat his food regularly, (our philosophy is he will eat when he is hungry) toy time is the reward for eating all of his food.
The morning of June 19 he only had a few kernels left, we encouraged him so he could get his toy. Did I say he is obsessive with this toy? He is an amazing catcher and is a great goalie but this particular day I threw the toy up in the air. He jumped so high and landed on his backside. He got up and wouldn't put any weight on his hind leg. We took him to our vet and they referred him to Northlake Veterinary Surgery. They took an x-ray and Luger tore his ligament.
So now he is in a custom splint waiting for the swelling to go down and hopefully have ligament reconstruction surgery Monday. He will be immobile for 8-10 more weeks. After that we will be put on a walking regimen.
It is really difficult to slow this dog down (medication helps 😊) but he is adjusting pretty well to the splint. He sometimes goes on three legs.
We are praying for a successful surgery and recovery! I am confident in Dr. Coleman and his hospital staff. We have heard so many good outcomes from other clients while sitting in the waiting room.
So #lifewithluger has new challenges but we are managing! Thank you for your prayers and your "sweet" get well gifts Aunt Cyndy Morris.