Running again!

by Cynthia

Just something to make you smile. A fun little video I recorded tonight. As many of you know, my dog Jonah has been in rehabilitation for over a year due to a strained leg muscle. Just when he was making strides in his recovery—winter hit. A looooong Minnesota 7+ month winter.. His progress was slowed when there was too much snow to run around the backyard and the cold weather made his irritated leg muscle hurt while out on walks. This is when he learned how to walk on the treadmill being taught by his very favorite rehab vet—Dr. Julia from England. He really hated the treadmill though and would only keep moving forward with treats every few seconds and after about 5 minutes he would refuse to take any more steps (stubborn little dog..). 😉

With spring back on our side the last month, we have kept plugging along with Jonah size, 1-2 mile walks and his prescribed exercises. On Sunday he walked 4 miles for the first time in 1.5 years (SO exciting!!) and has done this a few more times this week. Now that he is finally making good progress, I was able to let him run a little bit tonight after his muscles warmed up after our walk. It has been a long while since Jonah has had free reign of the backyard and tonight I recorded him as I set him loose. I think he had fun! He is now passed out on the couch—completely exhausted after a 4.25 mile walk and running! That’s my boy! 🙂

Love you Jonah! I am sooooo glad you are feeling better. To have my best friend and walking partner back with me on my long walks is nothing but the best!!

Youtube Video of Jonah running in the backyard

Peace & Light,

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