As time passes, dog owners need to continue to assiduously follow the veterinarian’s instructions, particularly around avoiding infection. Dogs are capable of learning new behaviors, even when they are ten years old! There are many important aspects to taking care of a pet, and learning about your pet, especially a pet who has been injured. ***
I’d like to show you the new bag for my leg.
This new bag, or bootie, replaces the old plastic small wastebasket bag that was formerly put on my leg each time we went out.
Initially, when my parents wanted to take me outside, they would put on my sock and over that the white plastic wastebasket bag, and then they would either get some tape and tape the plastic bag closed or they would twist and twist the top and tie that so that the bag stayed on me. It seemed to take forever, especially because it was hard for me to remain still while I was so full of anticipation of going outside.
Now the sock goes on and over the sock goes this little black bootie. It’s so quick. And that means I get outside faster.
Jane is trying to teach me a new word, “Lift”. It’s debatable whether I actually understand her when she says “Lift” because at the same time she also taps my foot lightly, signaling that I’m supposed to lift my leg just high enough that she can put the sock on. Meanwhile I have to balance myself on three legs. Did you ever try that – balancing yourself on three legs? Then we go through this “Lift” routine again, this time for the medipaw bag. But I’m perfectly happy to let her believe that I’ve added one more word to my vocabulary.
The hardest part for me is still staying still while my parents are fussing around with my leg and these bags. My mind is focused on being outside and I’m so excited that I cannot stay still. This is where the medipaw bootie makes my parents happy. They slip this bag over the sock, make sure that it’s facing in the right direction, tie one velco tie, tie the other velcro tie, then pull the elastic tab to close off the top.
It takes less than a minute if I am standing still. It takes forever to do if I am moving around.
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