Colby is recovering now but it is a long recovery when this happens–3 months. He tore it chasing–surprise, surprise–a cat. What’s funny is he really doesn’t dislike cats and doesn’t know what to do when he catches them so stands there and wags his tail. No big walks for that many months also while the scar tissue develops. Just a caution to everyone who loves Shelties. As they get older (Colby is 11) that ACL weakens and it doesn’t take much to tear it. He has really taken advantage of all the extras of being a patient. More treats, LOTS and lots of hugs, kisses and attention.


Awe give him feel better cookies from us, Connie!

41 Responses to “I has ouch but it’s getting better now.”

  1. Robin

    AH poor baby !!! We had our sweet Ginger have to have both her back legs done before she was two , the first one was playing with our kitty !!! We slept on the floor with her many nights right after surgery, would do it again in a heart beat! Hope you have a speedy recovery :)

  2. Mary Alexander

    My sister’s Golden Retriever just had the same procedure done two days ago – same leg. Poor babies! I had ACL reconstruction a year ago – it does heal, long process.

  3. Gloria

    Colby, I am so sorry you have to go through this trauma!

    You poor boy…
    I know Connie is going to make sure you have all the love and cookies to help you through your trying time.

    Hugs, kisses and prayers that you recover soon!

  4. Sullivan

    Colby, I so sorry you gots a boo-boo! I know it was probably fun to chase the kitty, but I hope this is a lesson you remember so you don’t repeat this one again. Momma will take good care of you and spoil you more than you already are, I wish and pray for you a full and speedy recovery sweet baby.

  5. Judy Bianco

    Aww, poor Colby. Hope he has a swift & complete recovery. In the meantime, remind him that at least he doesn’t have the “cone of shame” and give him extra love from all his Sheltie friends.


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