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25 April 2020 - 8:07 am
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Thanks Nancy for the all the info! I know we would definitely not be there for the jogging yet, and maybe as you said it might not be a good idea. I will definitely do my research and check with vets before doing anything like this. And, especially considering he is 10.5 years old, it might be a bit much for his other front leg. I am definitely wondering how Arktik would do in a stroller, not sure that he would be very good with it haha. He has never been known for being calm and patient 😉 Worst case we will find other activities to enjoy together!

Stacy WOW I just read your post about taking care of yourself. I am really impressed by your strength and commitment you shown for that weight loss. I completely agree that we must stay healthy in order to take good care of our dogs right now, they really need us. I have always been pretty active my whole life but I can relate to what you said about finding it hard with the confinement plus having Griffin and Arktik staying quiet at home to stay active and eat healthy (with the stress and everything plus too much time spent at home!). I have not been at my best the past 6 weeks. I started training again last week at home, because I realized I was feeling really stiff.  But I still haven't been jogging yet (I guess at some point I will have to face it without Arktik 🙁 ,  but at least I have an elliptical inside that I started using again. All of that to say that I find your post, especially in this period, was so relevant! Thanks for bringing it up and keep the good work staying active too for you and Griffin. You guys are super stars! sp_hearticon2

On a bright note, I find that Today Arktik is having is best day so far! He is in a great shape. Yesterday he seemed a bit sleepy probably due to the chemo the day before. I will try to take videos. 

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25 April 2020 - 8:14 am
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Here's the photo that did not work yesterday