After 8 weeks of rest, Phod is now able to play ball and disc and to swim again. Last Wednesday we reintroduced ball. I kept the session short, but he was so thrilled! I was thrilled there was no limp. He had a short session Thursday. Rest on Friday. He got to play disc on Saturday. A little ball Sunday. He and the Man went for a swim on Monday. All with no limp. YAY! We are still suppose to be taking it easy and not over doing it, but it looks like his leg is all better.
On the Hailey front, I have decided to start with the behaviourist. Woody said part of the treatment would likely include drugs. I don't like the idea of drugging her (and please note this is not a judgement on what other people have done). I would like to explore all options first and discuss side effects etc. If we pick to do this, I want to do it smart. I am interested in what a behaviourist will say. It is the field I have trained in, I am just trained with a human population. I have realized she is afraid of: new people, children, wind, thunder, fireworks, loud noises, the dark. That is a lot to be afraid of! I hope we can get this process running soon!