Mika - An Alaskan Malamute

Mika - An Alaskan Malamute
Mika watching a squirrel in our backyard. January 10, 2011

Mika is a Moonsong Malamute Rescue Dog

Please read the first two Blog posts (In the Blog Archive on January 21) for details about Mika's amazing "Miracle" rescue.

Note! Mika has been adopted. I will miss her.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

January 19, 2011 Mika's first day at home after surgery.

Amazingly, Mika is already putting her right rear foot down on the ground, but not putting much weight on it yet.  However, when she walks she tries to use it.  The suggested recovery therapy is to take her for short controlled walks in the yard for the first few weeks.  We have a "Ruffwear" harness on her with a leash attachment on the top center.  She seems quite controlled with this system and does not try to pull hard at all.  Dr. Acker recommended that she not try to chase squirrels, which she would probably do if we let her loose and she saw one.  There are also some barky dogs in a neighboring yard behind a fence that she has been known to fence fight with.  We are keeping her from getting to that area of the fence when those dogs are present.
Mika putting weight on the foot already.

Mika resting and smiling

Close up of Mika's knee and surgery scars.

We put a big Roughwear bed outside of Mika's wire crate.
She is a big dog and really seems to enjoy the extra space.

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