Well, except for the rain – he doesn’t like that at all! He’s been having a lot of great walks otherwise. The steady progress seems to be continuing. I snapped a picture of him outside today simply to show his hair re-growth on his back – the shaved edge is all but gone! It also kind of shows the current shape of his butt. He was standing still in the picture, and it’s not really distorted (take my word for it, I guess). More pictures below!
The right side where his muscles were rebuilt is tucked in closer to his body, more ‘normal’. His left side still has a little slope that it should not have. From the under-tail view, though, progress is DEFINITELY visible compared to a month ago. The area on the left does not seem to hold as much feces anymore and so his butt now points only a little to the right, even when he’s going to the bathroom. It used to come out of his body at a right angle, believe it or not.. So it’s better than that, for sure!
November is off to a good start for Dexter. He’s still kind of dribbling urine when he shouldn’t be, and he still leaves some poo smears when he’s curled up in a towel or blanket – so he’s still not allowed on the furniture or the bed, much to his dismay. But he hasn’t had an accident in his crate in weeks. He seems to be regaining the ability to ‘hold it’ – like when it was rainy and he refused to go until the next walk! This is all very ‘normal dog’ behavior returning to him, so I am hopeful it will continue to improve.
Photos below are some various cute ones from the last few weeks. For the Dexter fans!!!