A Second Time for First Steps

It has been 15 days since Moses’ surgery.

He went in yesterday to get the stitches removed, and we must be doing our homework well because the big guy can walk again!

Back on all fours

In fact, Moses can get up, sit, and walk around (short distances) unassisted!

Granted, he’s still a bit wobbly, and he’s not able to get up the ramp without support yet, but I don’t suspect that will take too long.  He can make it to the first landing unaided, but the other part is a bit steep yet and help is required.

Ramp 2.0 when it was still under construction. What's a job site without Tim Horton's?

So this is the part where we follow the post-op instructions to a T.  I’ve greatly missed walks with Moses, but no matter how well he’s doing, those are not to begin until the end of September.  And even then, only for 5 minutes to start.  But that’s okay – it’s for his benefit so I will try to be patient (not my strongest virtue).

The Husband and I have been thrilled with Moses and his progress the past couple of days, and I wanted to share, so check out the video of the big guy that I took today at lunch.

As you can see, he’s not particularly sturdy, but this is really only the second day he’s been getting up and walking around to that extent.

The currency that has him so intrigued and motivated?  Whole wheat hamburger bun.  Seriously.  Can’t explain it, but he does love his carbs.  At $2.99/dozen, I have no complaints.  And on an otherwise raw diet, I’m not concerned about the grains.

(The sock is there because Moses can’t be trusted to leave his paw where the IV was alone when unsupervised and he has been aggravating the area.)


Sorry, couldn’t help myself with the song – Moses is shufflin’ once again!


And thank you very much to all for the kind words and support throughout this whole Cyst Saga.  It really does mean a lot.

About ThatJenK
Writing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 90% pictures of my dogs; 10% miscellaneous opinions nobody asked for.

8 Responses to A Second Time for First Steps


    You could only get me to that post-op if you had a tub of Haagen Dasz. Whole wheat hamburger bun. Huh– he’s a sucker! 😉

  2. 2browndawgs says:

    Moses is doing amazing! Wait a week or two, you won’t be able to slow him down. Very happy for you all.

    Such a coincidence. Someone this past weekend was telling me that their dog just about did back flips for bread. That was the first time I had ever heard of a dog loving bread…until now. (Don’t tell the 2 brown dawgs though. :))

  3. Jen says:

    Moses is doing great! I bet he is doing better than most people would if they had his type of surgery!
    I love the ramp, and the fact that it was built for Moses!

  4. lexy3587 says:

    so happy to hear he’s doing so well 🙂 You’ll be back to walking in no time at all!
    lol – tims is a requirement for construction – like nails, or a measuring tape 🙂 Also, the ramp looks professionally done, good job!
    Gwynn loves Naan bread… more than any other type of bread, he will beg and beg and beg when I’m eating Naan. At least Moses likes the whole-wheat buns? 🙂

  5. Amanda says:

    Great news you guys! It’s great to hear that moses is on the mend.

  6. Amanda says:

    Great news! Glad to hear Moses is on the mend, and I loved the song choice. 🙂

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