I know there has been so many sad posts that I just posted a blog here that I wrote. I have read about people being careful and not doing much because their cavalier has CM or SM, even friends not on this forum. I felt the same way but someone on a yahoo group said something that really spoke out. What would Ella want?
I had been extremely upset because Ella had a lot of fun at the beach last July.
"I remember one guy said something that I will remember forever. He asked me if I ever have done something that I really enjoyed but felt bad the next day but would still do it again if you could? I thought of dinner and wine with my girlfriends staying up late chatting and having fun. The next day, I would be tired but it was worth it. We have all had those times. Maybe snow skiing and waking up sore but it was so much fun."
So some may think it's better to avoid any activity (definately true post surgery) but I still can see Ella's eyes and spark when she would see a bird and want to chase it AND WOULD! Those great times is what life is all about. Sadly there were days when I knew she did not want to be active but the time she would, I started to let her and I am so glad I did!