Dodger had his staples removed (from surgery #2) today. The orthopedic surgeon said his patella is now nice and stable, and he thinks Dodger is walking very well, considering the length of time since the surgery.
He said we now can walk Dodger down one block, and then we can work up from there. So when we got home, I took him out of the car and took him for a walk. Just to the end of the block and back, but he was wagging furiously the whole way and sniffing trees, lampposts and the like all the way there and back.
Some of our neighbors were out, and it reminded me of the old days when neighbors would stop and chat with each other. Very nice.
However, tonight, Dodger and Mandy suffered traumatic experiences. Yes, that one thing worse than knee surgery: a bath! Actually, a shower, but the distinction is lost on them. Bernice would have gone in for one, too, but I ran out of dog shampoo. Honestly, that's fine with me. Dodger and Mandy needed it the worst. Besides, I'm exhausted, and washing two of them is plenty of work!
Anyhow, it was a good day. Our boy is really on the road to recovery now!