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27
April
2012

Back to normal2

Bailey is mostly back to his old self again – begging for food, monitoring the yard, protecting the house and making his nightly rounds before bedtime. He has tried to jump up on the couch more than once, although unsuccessful.  It stresses me Out.  I stop him as soon as I see what he is trying to do, but should I let him try? When I pick him up to sit on the couch with me he tries to jump off the couch when he is ready to get down (since he is next to me I always stop him him). Should I let him try this? I am so worried about him possibly breaking another leg or getting hurt.  Any thoughts? Are tripods able to jump up and down on and off things? I will ask the vet too next time I see him.

On another note, we tried swimming today.  I thought that might be good exercise for him; he didn’t have the same though.  Went right to the side to get out.

       



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  1.    maximutt at April 27th, 2012 7:28 PM:

    Max used to jump up on the couch next to me, but he was a lot younger than Bailey. We never let Max jump down from anything (bed, car, etc). We always helped him down, because we were also afraid of him injuring his remaining front leg. The couch wasn’t too bad, because Max was a larger dog (80 lbs), so it wasn’t very far for him to get down; he would just kind of “step” down, then bring his back legs off.
    I’m glad to hear Bailey is eating again. I guess maybe it just took him a little longer for the chemo effects to wear off. Great job Bailey!!

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  2.    etgayle at April 27th, 2012 9:56 PM:

    have you thought about getting a low ‘step’ for bailey to use to get up and down?? maybe one of those low storage boxes you can get at target?? might give him enough height so he can just ‘step up’??? jumping is scary, we didn’t like it either.

    charon & spirit gayle

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