If you follow this blog, then you know that Tex tore the dog equivalent of his ACL back at the beginning of the bird season. The poor dog had to miss October through the middle of December. He recovered well and here are some pictures of his return to hunting fields.
Tex is ready to hunt!
Happy to be back in the field!
Notice the hen quail in the center of the picture.
Oak loves the bird hunting! He is turning out to be an outstanding bird dog.
Teaching the kids.
After the TPLO surgery and 12 long weeks of rehab, Tex is as good as new.
It really is amazing surgery. His rear left seems to give him no trouble and he was back to cruising the fields. Then in early January, less than a month after recovery, he blew out his other ACL! The doctor warned that when one goes there is a 50% chance that the same thing will happen to the other knee. So I guess we are just extra lucky. This season is pretty much a total loss for old Tex. The good thing is that he is out of knees to wreck so he should be in tip top shape for next year!
This is what an $8,000 dog looks like.
Next year is going to be awesome, hunting with my bionic dog!