Well you all aren't going to believe this but Taj's brother Rumi broke his front left leg in a freak accident last week. As much as Heather can tell, Roo probably was trying to get up onto the deck by jumping four steps instead of walking up - typical saluki! She thinks Roo lost traction on one of the steps and his leg went through the back of the step where there is no riser that would have stopped his leg. The trajectory of his jump and the momentum he was carrying combined to cleanly snap both bones in his leg. What unbelievable bad luck for Taj and Roo in less than a year!
Thankfully, after a successful surgery at VOSM (same place where Taj had his), Roo is back home resting comfortably under the watchful eye of mom. We'll get more into his surgery and progress in later posts but the clean break meant Roo only needed a plate bone plate to help him heal rather than the complicated fixator rings Taj had to endure.
on the lookout with my awesome leg!
Speaking of Taj, he is doing excellent-yay! Thanks to Heather's dutiful care of Taj, he is walking normally and has been slowly building up muscle and strength with long walks and, when he can get away with it, zoomies in the back yard. He is not allowed to run flat out yet, partially due to the weather and finding an appropriate location nearby to let him loose (not in the woods!); probably a beach.