We were planning to go to Michigan to visit Dan’s family for Thanksgiving, but Pippen, our black Lab, fell on the stairs and tore her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament – one of the ligaments that holds the knee joint together).
So, rather than travel with an injured dog, or board an injured dog where she would be alone for at least 12 hours every night, we decided to stay home with her. Since we’re both off of work for several days, we’re able to take care of her while she recovers initially. We have to put that sling on so she doesn’t put too much weight on the leg when we take her out to go to the bathroom. Poor thing – she keeps wanting to go for a walk, but she’s just not ready for that yet. I’m also going to look into setting up a Web cam, so we can keep an eye on her when we go back to work.
ETA: Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We just finished cleaning up – that was a great dinner, if I do say so myself. On the to-do list tomorrow: turkey stock with the carcass – yum.