I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This is a BEFORE picture of the apartment...I have to take one with the rug runner I bought. It helps, it's a start, and I can buy the runners off rolls in any length I want, so he can have a trans-room highway of carpet tracks to trot on.

Also - to answer a few of the shoe/boot/orthotics questions, for now we are getting his legs strong enough to wear a boot. He's up to 14 minutes in the water tank (he started at 2!) and they say he IS getting stronger, so in another 4 weeks, if his foot has not regained nerve function, he will be fitted for a little shoe.

For now He's back at Nana's house, and I am working. We're going on an afternoon stroll shortly though, and I will steal kisses.

UPDATE - we took a walk and had a little stroll around the back yard. I called Wally to come inside...and this is the look he gave me. I'm excited b/c This is the look he USED to give me when I called him inside. Brooding, indolent...stubborn...WALLY!


Sequoia & Petunia said...

Runners good idea! 14 minutes is great. We are happy to hear he is still charging forward, go Wally!

Yoda and Brutus said...

Sounds like a pug to me. Glad to hear he is continuing to get stronger.

BRUTUS said...

Wally looks so tiny in the picture! That sure is a lot of wood floor you have there! The runners are a great idea, but I have to say it's given me a funny mental picture of your apartment with them laying at every imaginable angle & all criss-crossed over one another!

Michelle & Brutus

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

YEAH WALTER!!!! Stuborn and brooding are great!!! So glad to hear that your momma has gotten you a carpet highway through the house!!! It will make traveling so much easier for you. We love hearing about your improvements!! It makes out day =)

Jess & Lilo

PeeeSeee: 14 minutes ROCKS!!!!!!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

We vote for the carpet runners of every color! We have them. They are inexpensive and easy to handle. It could turn into a race track! We love ,love to hear how Walter is impoving.
go walter go!

Paula said...

Love the stubborn, indolent look. It fits Walter perfectly! I'm so happy to hear his spunky attitude is returning!
The carpet runners are a wonderful solution! Great thinking!

agent99 said...

Mom's eye are too bad to see the "look"....but she said something about "those gorgeous wood floors". I think they'd be great for pug bowling! Not for you though, OK. And about the TP, she says "don't give anybody any more ideas", please.

Pearl said...

LOVE that little stubborn glare from Wally! He is such a little cutie!
There's no shame in having a home covered in runners! When Pearl had her recent bladder surgery, I covered our carpet in those little clear plastic baggies that they put over your dry-cleaning. Yep. Like 100 of them. The whole living room was one plastic pee-proof haven. The things we do to allow them some freedom!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes the I'm not done yet! look. :)

It sounds like he is doing well, I am so happy!

The Devil Dog said...

That is a very funny look he is giving you. We are so pleased with Walter's recovery. He has come leaps and bounds for sure.

Roxy & Lucky