I was hoping that the Christmas tree might bring a little excitement into Kaz's penned up life, but she only likes the tree when she gets to chew on the branches. It's getting tougher to keep Kaz confined to her pen and designated area in the yard. She is ready to go! We stopped giving her all pain medications on week 4 and she is feeling fine. If she looks like she's limping more than usual or if she seems like she's hurting, we'll give her a half of a pill. But by the way she acts when we take her outside, you'd think she never injured her leg.
The hard part is not letting myself be convinced that her leg is healthy. She seems so strong and healed, that I have to continually remind myself that she's not. I learned this the hard way after I heard her scramble across the hardwood floor into the kitchen to watch me prepare dinner. Fortunately she didn't fall and I'm hoping that the 12 foot sprint will only leave her sore for a day.
She's been a good sport through all this but seems to be getting quite bored with us, her toys, and the Christmas tree. As soon as we get her outside she power walks to the sidewalk in hopes that her strength can pull me for a walk. Hopefully the holidays will bring more visitors for her and allow the next few weeks to pass by quickly.