Sophie - St John Ambulance Therapy Dog

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  1. Wrightlabs

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    It's been a while since posting on this Forum.
    Hope everyone is well during this challenging time with Covid.

    Sophie had knee (TPLO) surgery on September 28th. It's been a while since she has visited LTC facilities or visited with children because of this and Covid.

    She is now 9 1/2 weeks post op and will be supporting the Covid-19 (5-11 yrs age group) Vaccine Clinic in our community Dec 7, 8 & 9. Hopefully to help the children who are fearful of injections. This is a big step in getting our children vaccinated moving forward through this pandemic.
    She has missed the seniors/children so much.

    This is her first visit/event since her surgery.

    Here's a community article:

    https://www.wltribune.com/news/st-j...s-lake-covid-19-vaccine-clinics-for-children/
     
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  2. Athena

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    Well done both of you! How did it go? Does Sophie have antlers for the holidays?
    Johnny is going on 18 months out from TPLO, left first and then right a few months later. He's doing wonderfully.
     
  3. Wrightlabs

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    Sophie does have antler ears, but she prefers to wear a candy colored scarf with her Therapy Dog bandana
    Wow - poor Johnny having both legs requiring surgery. Glad to hear he's doing well.
    I've heard that once your dog has one side done; the 2nd one will have to be done eventually. Hope not, but if we do for sure we'll have it done.
    You have two labs; looking at your profile picture?
     
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    The ligament problem is a degenerative disease and the vets (here) told me the other side would likely tear. None of us were expecting the other knee to go 4 months after the TPLO.
    I do have two lab mixes but no decent picture of them both. I need to take some. Maggie, age 3 yrs, is the brown lump on the right. She's about 73 lbs to Johnny's 85.
     
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  5. Wrightlabs

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    They're so cute; bet they get along really well.
    I/we really hope Sophie's other leg doesn't require the same surgery.
     

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