Today is Vader fifth birthday. Silke and I used that as an excuse to spoil him even more than usual. He got raw food for his breakfast, a dried Turkey neck as a chewy treat and a long walk with the two of us. It was the first time in weeks that Silke and I actually managed to walk Vader together. Various leisure activities and illnesses had gotten in the way during the previous weekends.
It has been a difficult year for our little dog. After multiple episodes of bad limping we took him to a veterinary orthopaedic surgeon who performed keyhole surgery on both of Vader’s elbows. As expected it took Vader weeks to fully recover from this procedure. But we are very happy to report that he is back to full health and fitness.