Nala, the baby of the family, has severe arthritis in her left knee and a partially ruptured ACL. She is on total rest and pain meds for the next 10 days. It's really sad because she's a very strong, active dog and she loves taking walks and playing. Also, because she can't go on walks, her brother Rocco can't go either (oh sure, try to take one without the other, there will be mass rioting and general chaos). She is not a candidate for surgery due to the extensive arthritis. Not sure what's going to happen if this doesn't work. Poor Baby!!!
However, in the interest of synchronicity, I have been wracking my brain for the past week trying to figure out how I was going to get swimming in. I want to go in the mornings (I'm checking out the Y tomorrow) but I always walk the dogs in the morning. I figured I'd just walk them really early and in the pitch dark (at least till it starts to get lighter earlier). Now I have my mornings free and I believe she'll be on restricted movement for awhile to come. So there, problem solved :)