As noted in yesterday’s post, I contacted Roko’s owners about taking him to the vet. They were able to get an appointment for him fairly quickly. The results of his tests showed no signs of early dysplasia, but he was having some discomfort from a slight muscle strain. He’s off the treadmill for a couple of days just to give the muscle a rest, and then he can get back on the machine for a few minutes at a time, at the slowest setting. We all are very relieved, to say the least. He loves being on the treadmill so much…
The family and I agreed that since there were only a couple of days left in his program, it would be in his best interests to go home with them. He’s learned as much as I could possibly teach him and he’s made such great progress in his program; going home a couple of days early is no problem.
Roko has been both a challenge and a huge joy for me. He’s made me laugh, he’s made me cry, he’s reminded me that life is about living in the moment and celebrating every good moment with as much joyfulness as possible, and he’s taught me about humility every time he’s trusted me, every time he’s come to me for pets, every time he’s snuggled me, every time he’s given me one of his soft, gentle kisses.
At this time, I want to extend my deep gratitude and appreciation to Roko’s amazing family. Thank you for trusting me with your beautiful boy. It has been my honor and great privilege to take part in his journey to becoming an amazing life-long companion.
Have a great day, everyone, and remember to stay calm and lead on.