When I looked outside and saw this perfectly melted round circle in the middle of the pond I knew exactly what my project photo needed to be! Most of the snow has melted, but the pond is still pretty solid, though I didn’t dare step onto it just in case. Jason assisted me and rigged up Monkey’s fishing rod for me.
Blue went in for his recheck today and the vet said she was “cautiously optimistic” that he would not need surgery on his back. But he’s in for another four weeks of cage rest and then goes for another recheck after that. He’s also been put on some other maintenance meds to help strengthen his back and hopefully keep this from happening again. At least he’s already a fairly lazy dog so the cage treatment really doesn’t seem to bother him much.