As a morning runner with my 10-year old Australian Shepherd, Hines, I look forward to getting out the door for a good run in the fresh air on any given day, it’s a great way to start the day! Hines and I love running to the park where he sees other dogs and we run freely without the worry of traffic. Hines particularly loves to run up-hill, which was initially a new challenge for me, but one I adapted to and now its part of our routine.
However, one Saturday morning in April, I woke and stepped out of bed, and had a terrible sharp pain in my right knee. I could barely put weight on it and I didn’t know what I had done. I had stabbing pain that made it very difficult to get down the steps, and my knee was stiff with inflammation. Once I hobbled downstairs, it was apparent we would not be running. I felt bad for Hines for this was the high point of his day!