This is a follow up to my previous post about my cafe aulait female miniature poodle. To recap: she came from health tested line/show breeder. She is 1.5 years old and was diagnosed with Grade 4 luxating patella in right rear leg and Legges Perthes disease in left rear leg. After a year of leg problems on the right rear-she was unable to use the leg as of April/May. After many frustrating vet appointments—we finally got referred to an orthopedic specialist vet. The surgery was performed on July 8. Toula actually walked on the leg the day after surgery! She had not been using it at all for a couple of months. We had a visit with a physical therapist who suggested some activities and exercises. The incision was long as the leg had to be rebuilt and a groove made for knee. There was a plastic film over it to keep it clean. She had to use the leg periodically throughout the day. We also had to set up an expen to keep her away from her brother and put yoga mats and bathroom mats around for non slip surfaces. She has to be on a leash when out and about. We have had a few setbacks, but overall it went better than I expected. I, however, am worn out. She has to be watched at all times! Some challenges now that we are walking are nice but off leash neighborhood dogs that come running up to visit causing me to pick her up and strain my back 😔. Also—its so hot here in Florida—and there are a million lizards and frogs scurrying about!!! That distracts her on our walks 🦎 🐸!!! The goal is to get her used to putting weight on that leg for when we have to address the issue on the other side . We have a ways to go—but she can trot now using all four legs. I will attempt to post a picture of the incision—which has healed quickly .