For almost a year she has been crippled, the result of a horse kicking her on the beach. I gave up my town studio and came home so that I could lift her down the steps and massage her and take her to the vet and chiropractor. She had patience seeming to understand the process. The vet did not think she would support herself again because as well as the crushed spinal nerve, she is old and has arthritis.
For the last month she has been as sturdy as a rock and began getting up and down the steps alone. I never thought I would ever be able to take the dogs and my cameras to the beach together again To see her now is a joy. She can even swim and keep her feet when the big waves tug at her.
She is a super dog and I am so lucky. I did not mind being house captive once I set up my easels.
I should mention that the undemanding Quincy has taken all the changes to our routine in his stride and is capable of amazing sand froid.