My last post was about what we’re doing to keep Logan calm while he was on the mend. He had injured a ligament in his leg and we were told he needed rest and recuperation to get it to heal. Four weeks later it hasn’t gotten any better, so Logan is booked in for surgery tomorrow morning.
So now we’re back into preparation mode. Logan is going to be recovering for about another 6 weeks (!!!) but with some more restrictions since he’ll be post op.
Logan isn’t able to roam the house and yard anymore, so we’ve set up a new secret base for him. After his surgery we’ve been told he needs to be kept safe and sound, taken outside to go to the toilet and then returned to the safety of his mini-Logan compound.
To do this we have retrofitted our laundry. We have covered the tiles with rubber matting so that it isn’t slippery, but also won’t be a big problem in case he doesn’t get outside in time.
He won’t be spending all his time in here, but hopefully he’ll be comfortable in the crucial week after his surgery.
The benefit of Logan’s laundry/bedroom is that it faces onto our veggie patch, which from here on in will be called Logan’s Secret Garden. We’ve decided to make this area Logan safe, because it seems perfect for his recovery.
This is an outside area that is blocked off from the rest of the yard. There is plenty to explore, but it’s not big enough for him to run and hurt himself. Initially this will be where we take him outside, but once he has recuperated a bit he will be able to come out here himself for some safe outside time.
Once Logan has recuperated a bit he is going to be moving around, but we still need to be careful not to put too much strain on his leg.
To help with this, we built The Logan Ramp. This is just a plank of wood wrapped in some fake grass and attached below the dog door, to try to alleviate that big step in and out of the dog door.
So that’s Logan’s life for the near future. We’ll keep you up to date with his recuperation. Fingers crossed he’ll come out of it tip top.