Faith, our wonderful 8 year old Border Collie, had a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) and had to undergo Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgery. She had gone to a dog park a week ago and came home limping very badly, and wouldn’t put any weight at all on her right rear leg. She was diagnosed with the CCL tear, and she went into surgery on Thursday the 5th. Her surgery went very well and she is at home now on recovery. She should be back to normal in 12-14 weeks, and we are going to try hydrotherapy when that time period is up. We’re very happy to have our baby home, and despite her horribly ugly shaven rear leg (we show people tend to be very appearance focused, unfortunately), we couldn’t be more pleased with her surgery.
Also, Sadie and Pirate, Faith’s sons, will be attending the Southern Colorado Kennel Club show this weekend. Wish us luck, we’re hoping, as always, to come home with a Best of Breed/Best of Opposite. These two like to take it all or take none.