Simba there, the one on the left, has been scaring me the past few days. She is having trouble walking. There was fear of a blown ACL, or two, but that seems to have been ruled out. This is good news, because I couldn't pay $4000.00 for the surgery to correct it. I've been shedding many tears over that thought. The test for Lyme's was negative, and her hips look good on X-ray. The vet doesn't really know what is going on. We are treating her for Lyme's, just in case it was a false negative, and starting her on steroids for the next month.
I'm not doing the peasant dance of joy with wild abandon quite yet, but I am rejoicing in the sound of her tail thwapping the floor next to me as I type.