We had a vet check today and had the last group of staples taken out of Rudy's patella surgery. I had gotten concerned last night because he was not walking as well on his leg as he had been earlier. The vet explained that they can get a little sore when they have been bearing more weight in the beginning. She checked him out and said everything looks great and she is more than impressed with his progress. I am being a good girl and keeping him in the crate. I have actually put the crate on a wooden platform with wheels. I move Rudy from room to room as I go about my day. He even is rolled out on the deck when we eat out there. As long as he has company he is content in the crate. He got the collar off today but doesn't seem to act any different, the collar bothered us more than it did him. He has been such a good sport that it has made all of this so much easier. I will continue to update, thanks for all the interest, you guys are great!