There was no time to grab a camera.
Heidi has been building up her strength and she has been able to walk some in the house. We have been going to chiropractic for almost a year and acupuncture for about 4 months now.
Heidi is not in pain, she is a happy girl, but has never been big on playing. She loves to destuff her toys and will chew on a rawhide or cow hoof, but has never been big on playing with the other dogs.
Well, the other night "the boys" were being their usual silly selves and doing zoomies in the living room/dining room. (Zoomies for those not familiar with the term is when dachshunds go silly and race around the house in circles). They were chasing each other, overtaking each other and having a great rough and tumble time expelling some pent up energy. Heidi watched them for a few seconds and then positioned herself at the narrowest point in their circuit, where they could not escape her. As Valentin came zooming by, Heidi pounced on him, FROM A PLAY POSE !! She stood with her front bowed, diaper in the air and held the pose until Valentin came by. After she pounced on him, they had a good wrestle and tussle together.
This is the first time Heidi has EVER done that in the 2.5 years that she has been with us. I have no idea what came over her, or if she will ever do it again, but my little girl felt good enough and had enough strength and muscle control to be a "normal" dog for a few minutes. It would have been wonderful to have captured that on video and be able to send it to her former foster mom, but there wasn't time and, frankly, I was in shock. If she ever does this again, the camera is now at the ready so that we can share with Mardy how Heidi continues to build on the start that Mardy gave her.
Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!!!
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