Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Howdy Mates

Howdy Mates.  I'm here to let you know how my little brother Rory is going.  He's been trying to walk again butt it is so difficult for him and he doesn't know why his legs are all wonky.  I know I always say he's a real wimpy guts but this time I am SO PROUD of him.  

He NEVER complains.  He ALWAYS tries to help mum and dad when they walk him and even though his poor foot drags along and gets sore, he NEVER gets grumpy.  Please don't worry though, mum puts a boot on his foot she made herself!  GASP!!  I know.  She's never sewn anything that has EVER stayed together butt she made a soft shoe sort of thingy for Rory's foot and it worked!  Now he drags his foot butt it is protected and his sores are starting to heal.  Mum puts cream on them every time he comes inside after a walk.   

Rory, mate, don't lick off your cream.

Over the last few days, Rory can now stand unaided while he has a drink.  We stand alongside him with his towel under his belly in case he feels wobbly.  He can bear some weight on his right back leg and rests his dodgy left back leg on the ground.  

He uses his right back leg most of the time when he walks but it isn't 100% strong and we still support his weight.  He is swinging his left back leg forward in a walking motion at times.  We get really excited and cheer him on. 

Sometimes Rory chases rabbits in his sleep and runs with both back legs!!  Yay!  It gives us hope and gives him some exercise too!

I just want my brother to get well.  I know it will take time.  He has come a long way over the last 11 days.  See ya soon mates.

Here's a photo of mum's arm now, hehehehe.

Take care mates.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory


  1. Hi Stella & Rory!
    Looks likesa yoursa mamas got muscles...and fur!! BOL!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  2. Keep it up Rory!!

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

  3. Go Rory - one step at a time!

    I think your mum is amazing supporting Rory's weight. My mum (who couldn't even lift a golden retriever) has been wondering if there was something around home you could use to help support his weight to help your mum out when she is by herself and she thought maybe an desk chair on castors (lowered to his belly height, and perhaps the back removed), that she could slide in or out as needed, might help her to support Rory temporarily until he gets his strength back. All depends how far apart his paws are.

    Anyway Enzo and I are so glad to read that Rory is getting better.

    Love and woofs,

  4. I hope Rory gets better! We just dropped by to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  5. Hey Stella Down Under,

    Sounds good for Rory, I love it that he is running in his dreams. What does your vet say about Water Therapy? When does he go back to see the Vet?

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo, Up Over

  6. Hope your mum's other arm looks the same...BOL!

    We still have our paws crossed.....Just keep getting better...Rory.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Yay Rory, running with both hind legs in your sleep is a great thing Rory. We're hopeful that all this will turn out well for you. Ah muscles Carol, but you'd better start working on the other arm.

  8. Yay Rory, running with both hind legs in your sleep is a great thing Rory. We're hopeful that all this will turn out well for you. Ah muscles Carol, but you'd better start working on the other arm

  9. You're a sweety Stella, a lovely sister! Go Rory go boy, gosh Carol has it been 11 days?!! No wonder you're muscled up girl. ;)

  10. There is hope Rory will get his legs going again, chasing rabbits in his sleep sounds GOOD!
    Great body building muscle there Carol....but the hair ewwww , can I lend you a lady shaver? :-)

  11. Hari Om
    Awwww, Stella, you little softie; good to see the love coming forth for your bro' in his time of need. Rory, keep it going boyo!! Hugs and wags all round, YAM-aunty xxx

  12. We are cheering you on here too, Rory! One day at a time, buddy!
    Wow - your mom has nice definition in her arms! hehe

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Way to go Big R. Onwards and upwards. We are rooting for you. All paws and fingers are crossed over here. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. You are doing paw some Rory ! It is slow going but hopefully in time you will get more and more movement back

  15. That is a HUGE improvement! Such great news. I'm especially encouraged by his double leg run in his sleep. Keep it up, big guy.

    Mango Momma

  16. I had to catch up a bit - I'm so sorry. Sending love and hugs and keeping paws crossed for continued improvement. Would swimming help?

    Monty and Harlow

  17. Glad Rory is continuing to improve. We are all pulling for him!

  18. WAY TO GO RORY ! We are TRULY excited about your using BOTH legs fur your Rabbit Chasing.... if you are doing it in your sleep you can do it when you are awake!! THAT is TERRIFIC.
    We are giving your mum an A+ fur her sewing your BOOT. Did she use the one on your patio as a Pattern?
    Stella you continue taking good care of your little Rory. You get an A+ fur being a Good Sister.
    NO WORRIES and Love you!!
    Happy NEW YEAR

  19. Keep working on it Rory, we are pulling for you to get back to walking then running after Stella!

    The Mad scots

  20. Slowly but surely, Rory! Keep up the improvements, we are all pulling for you!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  21. We are still crossing our paws for Rory!! And for you and your mom cuz we know it is hard to see Rory struggle. We are with you!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. Sounds like a bit more improvement. We too wondered if Rory would benefit from water therapy, but it isn't always easy to find a location that offers it. Paws continue to be crossed and lots of prayers from Mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  23. Your mum will be getting a great upper body work out!

    Keep getting better Rory!

  24. I'm so glad to read that Rory is doing better--We continue to send energy and healing vibes in your direction!

  25. I'm so sorry we're so late to visit - we've been touching base on FB but just hadn't managed to pop over here yet - anyway, I wanted to say how happy we are to hear about Rory's improvement. He really is such a wonderful, brave boy. And you & the whole family too for helping him along so much, I was so impressed by your sewing him a boot since I - like you - can't even sew a button on straight!

    It all sounds really promising, especially with Rory being able to stand by himself when drinking water,. Baby steps, I'm keeping everything crossed for him, He has the advantage of youth so hopefully, he will continue to heal & recover.

    I can really relate with the back leg weakness situation because we're going through a similar thing with Honey now, although for a different reason. She's losing strength & coordination due to arthritis & muscle wastage from age and the lack of activity recently has really been a disaster in that area - but, like you, we're happy for the small things - such as her running in he sleep also - as a way to exercise those back legs! ;-)

    You've probably thought of this but if you have access to hydrotherapy near you and your vet is happy for you to do it, it might be really worth trying. I felt it was a huge help in maintaining Honey's strength & muscle tone - but with no impact or weight-bearing at all. Since Rory's problem is putting weight on his back legs, moving them through warm water might be very helpful to slowly building his strength back. I would still be doing it with Honey now if it weren't for her heart - as swimming is too strenuous for her now - but with Rory being a young dog, you shouldn't have that issue. So I really recommend trying it if you have it available.

    Good luck with everything and we'll be keeping you in our thoughts!
    (& Honey sends healing slobbers to Rory!)

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    1. We're happy to read about Rory making progress and keep our fingers and paws crossed that he will continue to get better!
      The advice Hsin-Yi gave about the swimming/hydrotherapy isn't a bad idea actually. It would help making the muscles in his legs stronger without him actually having to put any weight on them.
      A friend of ours did hydrotherapy with her Great Dane after a knee operation and it really helped to get her dog back on his feet.

      Best of luck and we hope to read more good news in any following blog entries!

      (oops, internet is acting weird! trying again to reply under our Wordpress account!)

  27. Stella and brave Rory I send you a gazillion kitty cheers! Keep it up good buddy
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  28. WE send Rory so many prayers!!! We send our LOVE to him!!! We are thinking of him everyday many times a day and sending healing thoughts his way!!!! Love you Rory!!!

  29. Poor Rory , we send love to him :) , nice to meet you and welcome to our blog

  30. We are sending our love to Rory!

    Stop on by for a visit

  31. Oh sweet Rory. Stella you are so good to keep him company and keep him strong. Happy and HEALTHY New Year to you, friends.

  32. We are just checking in on you Rory. We have a special New Year wish for you to get better! Happy New Year!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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