Gyppie putting on her "feel sorry for me" face.
I am feeling a lot of relief today. Gyp's pad has made a super quick recovery. Looks like we are on track for the 2 week mark in healing, Thursday will be 2 weeks since the injury happened. Which leaves us 1 week to train before regionals. I'll take what I can get!
She did nothing for the first 5 days - no walks, no fetch (still no fetch at this point), she did get depressed, I am pretty sure she was picking up on my stress and sadness.
Day 4 (i was traumatized and didn't take a photo until then) you can see it was swollen and the gash was pretty deep
After the 5 days (still wearing a boot and vet wrapped foot), we started playing again (no fetch), going for short walks, practicing obedience etc.
At the 1 week mark we started flatwork (Shadowhandling), and going for longer walks. Her foot was still seeping a bit, but it is part of the healing process, so I was still changing her bandage 2 or 3 times a day.
On day 9 I noticed the biggest change in the healing (foot still wrapped) we did some end behaviours on the contacts and some low jumps practicing her distance and directionals. We also worked 3 weave poles. We only worked for about 5 minutes in total.
Today is day 12!
Things are looking up, I will start to New-Skin her pad in the next couple days, but today she is down to a bare paw in the house, and just a light wrapped paw when we go out today. I want to let it heal and toughen up on its own, and I am still being careful.
We are going to Agility class tonight, and I have a specific list to work on. Now that her pad is getting better, and I am not SO stressed about that.
... now I can start to stress about running my dogs at Regionals, in 10 days GULP :)