Daily Archives: December 29, 2009

Ellie the Dobermann

I’ve been asked a few times recently about Ellie’s progress, as I haven’t put any updates here recently.  My apologies to anyone who’s interested but I’ll catch up a bit now.

As you can see from the photo, she can get out a bit now – this is her first week.  The vet didn’t want her to put too much weight on the leg for a couple of months, and now that she is out, it’s only on the lead for short spells.  The first 3 days she was allowed 2 x 5 minute walks, the next 3 days it was 2 x 10 minute walks and now we are up to 15 minutes.  She was limping a bit more this morning after her walk so I only took her once – I don’t want to set her back through pushing her too hard.

She does still limp quite a lot as she has to learn to walk on her right leg with a plate fitted inside – it can’t be easy!  On the bright side, she is getting back to her old ways now – much noisier!!

Recently, I have been putting posts on about the museum collection and today I have added rail maps to the ‘Colliery Loco’ pages, now I shall have to try and catch up with any other news.