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Hoping and Hopping

Pure Luck has been working very hard at trying to get Molly more functional despite her very arthritic elbow, and this means multiple short, slow walks. She wants to hop and then lie down, keeping all the weight off the sore leg, but using it is the only way to make any improvement, so he takes her out over and over again. This requires more than patience and availability; it requires hope that she will get a little better.

That hope can be hard to come by. It's not something from which she will get well, so we're looking for incremental successes.

We're not getting much.

So Pure Luck steels himself, the only way he knows how.

"Come on, Molly," he says. "It's time for your amble."

He puts on her leash.

"I guess we can call this your pre-amble."

14 thoughts on “Hoping and Hopping”

  1. I wasn’t exercising because it hurt. But I’m dogsitting and since the dog doesn’t usually get a lot of exercise, I began long walks with him. It’s only been a few days, but I’m feeling better. It still hurts, but not as often. (When it hurts, it still hurts as bad, but not as often is better.) I hear that at least for osteoarthritis exercise is good. So I hope Molly manages. In other blathering, we had a dog with arthritis. I can’t remember what meds he got. I know he got cortisone for his flea allergies.

  2. Groan. Nothing quite like a good pun. I hope the ambling goes well and Molly feels better very soon.
    Blessings of the season to all of your family!

  3. What a great metaphor. What a great pun. I tell you what, when the chips are down, a sense of humor will keep you going!
    Love that fella.

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