Please Help Me Run Again
I hope you can help me fly like a bullet once again, my mama needs her wee Pequeña to keep her safe. I'm just three years old and my cruciate ligament is ripped to shreds. It probably happened when my stoopid big sister Loquita bowled me over, for the bazillionth time. Surgery to make me better is expensive, even here in Mexico. If you want to learn more about my life, my mama has written all about me here. She rescued me from the streets of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. Actually, she probably saved my life and now it is up to me to watch over her. Today, I need a wee bit of help so I can do my job.
Pequeña Catalina Luna Moon
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and things went downhill from there. I was sitting on pins and needles as I drove off to La Paz and Pequeña’s one-month follow up and X-rays. I was convinced that I had screwed up, been too permissive with her. To ease my mind, the vet told me a story of a dog who had the same surgery just one week before my baby, and had completely messed himself up jumping and going all crazy.
It was another 90 minutes before I would see the results of the X-rays.
Pequeña is doing great! All the pins and plates are in place and her bone is growing nicely over the plates. We return to the vet in two months. I don’t know if she will be released from lockdown on that date, but since we can only do two, ten minute leashed walks right now, increasing five minutes weekly, I’m thinking it will take longer than two more months. Happily, we are on a good path to recovery!
Abrazos, besitos, and big thank you’d from all of us!
Sheila y la Familia Luna
Today we did our first 20 minute walk. She was pleased as pinch! She sniffed every tree and tugged me me down the road. Happily, she seems to know her limitations. She waits for me to lift her in and out of the car, she climbs right in to her kennel, and when she is a bit sore and tired she walks me to the bedroom so she can rest. She loves being my one and only cafe dog and she behaves herself almost perfectly!
We still have a way to go, but I’m feeling pretty darn good about her recovery.
Sheila y la Familia Luna
Poor Pequeña wishes it was a whole lot less poquito, she is ready to run! Sadly, her leg isn’t ready for her wild self. The stitches came out today and she had a special day with her mama Sheila. We can start doing ten minute walks, so she will be getting more special days, she is impossible to keep calm with her siblings close.
Thanks again to all of you for your love and continued support. We will all run again, hopefully sooner rather than later!
Besitos y abrazos,
La Familia Luna