It has been a month since Cooper's surgery. Since his story was published, we have been getting lots of emails enquiring about his wellbeing and we are extremely heartened by that.
Cooper is now with foster, Sandra, who gives him love and care in every way she can. Sandra saw Cooper at the vet and called us immediately requesting to foster him. She had fallen in love with him at first sight. But that's Cooper. He has that effect on everyone. You only have to meet him once to be irresistibly drawn by him.
Under the loving care of Sandra, Cooper is getting stronger day by day. Although he is able to walk now, he is still supposed to get cage rest for another month and not exert himself too much. And for this, Sandra bought him a kids stroller from the Salvation Army to push him around when the family goes for walks so that he does not feel left out!
|Able to stand and walk although his legs are not very strong|
|A little wobbly on his legs|
|He looks thin because he should not put on too much weight for now|
|A gift from Cooper when we visited him - a baby tooth!|
|Lisa taking Cooper for a walk at the park|
|Enjoying his outing. Cooper is rather calm for a puppy|
Two days back, Cooper was sterilized and received his second vaccination. We thank Sandra for sponsoring the procedure. While Cooper was under general anesthesia, he had an xray on his legs. Dr Landon has seen the second set of xrays and has mentioned to give it another two months before he re-examines Cooper. Cooper still has mild ringworms and as soon as this clears, will undergo hydrotherapy to strengthen his muscles.
|Waiting at the Vet|
|He is now able to bear weight on both legs although his left leg is not as good as we would like it to be|
|Walking on his own|
Sandra has shared with us that Cooper is getting stronger in both of his back legs and is now able to sleep on both sides, which he was not able to do previously. He is no longer in need of pain relief tablets and is in much brighter spirits. He is a curious little puppy and is just starting to enjoy his new lease on life now. Sandra is giving Cooper basic obedience training, and enjoys watching him grow into a confident dog. Cooper is now toilet trained, roams the house freely, gets on terrifically with the family dog, as well as the children at home.
|Cooper and his foster, Sandra|
|At his foster home|
|Standing quite well and wagging tail|
|Sitting comfortably for long periods of time|
|Enjoying his belated X'mas presents from Sandra|
|Chewing to his heart's content!|
|Please give me a home …...|