I went through this a year ago with Shelby when she was a year old. And the surgery didn't hold and had to be redone...another 8 weeks of recuperating!! What a nightmare. But you know...I got through it. We put a x-pen in the family room and if Shelby wasn't in our laps (tightly held on to so she couldn't jump) she was in the pen. She got so that she automatically went to her pen when we came in from potty (always on a leash). It's really a pain but it is possible. And then...freedom sweet freedom. Don't let her jump or run...very vital. We put a bed and some toys in her pen and she did great. The hardest part was keeping her and Jake from playing. It got so that Jake would lay down right outside her crate and "talk" to her through the gate. Once in a while he would go in there and lay down with her. It was really cute.
I'm just so glad it's over. But it was so worth it. You should my little mountain goat climbing the hills and bounding around.
Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah