A few weeks ago, Winry, we think, partially tore her ACL while playing too hard. This is practically unheard of in the greyhound breed, but Winry is an anomaly apparently. She had been put on rest and rimadyl, but after a week's worth her limp returned and we conducted x-rays. As of right now, the doctor's at my office all concurred that they don't think Winry will require surgery and that the injury will hopefully heal on its own. We're keeping our fingers crossed.
In the meantime, no running for Winry, as we've bee instructed to keep her low-key. Luckily, she is pretty much this way in her own right, but no running at all has dampened her a bit...she so does love frolicking around the yard. We've also been preventing her from jumping into the car, and trying our best to avoid stairs. She dislikes being carried though, so tries to sneakily do things on her own. Just another few weeks, I hope. She's also been put on dasaquin perhaps forever more to help lubricate her joints and prevent any further injury in that leg.
Ferguson unfortunately has had some relapse with his separation anxiety, pretty much since Winry required x-rays. I had to leave him by himself while she stayed at my work awaiting treatment. He had been doing so well for so long, I didn't think Winry being gone for a few hours would matter much. I was unfortunately quite wrong, and I returned to a very flustered, anxious Ferguson. Things have improved since some serious remedial training, but we are still on the road to recovery for his psyche as well. *sighs*
We have been trying to enjoy the summer despite these things though. My parents did manage to get their beach property, so the dogs have come a few times, and even got to go on a beach last time we visited.
We're still working on training Ferguson to be left alone at the beach house (new places especially send him into regression), but it's a process. Winry, on the other hand, continues to be her perfect little angel self and is totally fine being left wherever.
Maybe one day, her perfect self-sufficient habits will rub off on him.