Post-Op

dog at Vet office
Tilly visited Georgetown Veterinary yesterday for evaluation. Modeling her mVet Evercalm garment. She has a 5 inch incision from her xiphoid distal toward her hips. Without this garment she’d be licking and scratching non-stop.

incision
It is remarkable how quickly Matilda bounces back. But meanwhile, consider the present moment fragility of this dog. The invasive nature of the surgery, the healing, the reconnection of tissues that still needs to take place. So, I need to keep a lid on her natural exuberance for the next two weeks. No jumping, no swimming, no running.

hottest month

Tilly chest deep
Tilly runs a mile, she swims, she runs another mile, enjoying the hottest month of the year.
On the other end of the neighborhood the City’s four million dollar regional swimming facility is closed for the season because Parks and Recreation are not able to employ an adequate number of lifeguards. Could the water park be leased to the private sector? Could it be opened and folk allowed to swim at their own risk? What would Leslie Knope do?