Odin enjoying the beginning of our “snowstorm”.

Respect.

Respect.

Odin asking why he must stop to pose while enjoying this cold weather!

Odin asking why he must stop to pose while enjoying this cold weather!

My gentle giant, and the girl he loves.

My gentle giant, and the girl he loves.

Odin. 2yrs old.

Odin. 2yrs old.

Odin at a little over 2 years, playing with Mena, his favorite Doberman.

Odin at a little over 2 years, playing with Mena, his favorite Doberman.

Ordered some lights in for some photoshoot ideas..  Odin got stuck being a test model.  Looks like my little beast is watching a city burn down.

Ordered some lights in for some photoshoot ideas..  Odin got stuck being a test model.  Looks like my little beast is watching a city burn down.

Odin’s first day at the dog park since his surgeries.  He looks beautiful, but his gait doesn’t seem to be normal.  He’s jogging around quite a bit, keeps his legs together still, but does seem a little more confident.

Odin’s first day at the dog park since his surgeries.  He looks beautiful, but his gait doesn’t seem to be normal.  He’s jogging around quite a bit, keeps his legs together still, but does seem a little more confident.

Our first walk to Sauced.  He turns his left leg out when he walks.  Need to tell them he still is doing that.

We had a little snow last night, for Christmas, and Odin needed to make sure everything was still in place.

We had a little snow last night, for Christmas, and Odin needed to make sure everything was still in place.

Odin’s first official walk since the surgeries in which I allowed him off the leash.  He did well, still light on the left leg.  The Vet said he should be more than ready to go all out, but he sure doesn’t seem like it on the walks.

It’s like he knows the next operation is any day.

It’s like he knows the next operation is any day.

My story is just beginning.I am 1 year 3 weeks old in this picture. I tore two ACL’s in both of my rear legs. I am almost 4 weeks out of my first, $3500, surgery. I was carried to eat, drink, go outside, and just to breathe some fresh air at times, for days prior to and then after my surgery. My other ACL is still torn, and I am working hard to gain the needed muscle in my other leg so that we can move forward. It pained me to sit down for this photograph, and I’m focused on the man who stands next to me through it all. Everything he does, is for me.—-
If Odin could speak,I have no doubt that these would be his words.

My story is just beginning.

I am 1 year 3 weeks old in this picture. I tore two ACL’s in both of my rear legs. I am almost 4 weeks out of my first, $3500, surgery. I was carried to eat, drink, go outside, and just to breathe some fresh air at times, for days prior to and then after my surgery. My other ACL is still torn, and I am working hard to gain the needed muscle in my other leg so that we can move forward. It pained me to sit down for this photograph, and I’m focused on the man who stands next to me through it all. Everything he does, is for me.
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If Odin could speak,I have no doubt that these would be his words.


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I’ve had a hard time getting him in front of the camera lately.  It’s almost as though he just doesn’t feel like himself with his leg shaved and all.  He’s been looking beautiful lately though.  His walking is tough on him, but he’s getting there.  So nervous about this second operation.

I’ve had a hard time getting him in front of the camera lately.  It’s almost as though he just doesn’t feel like himself with his leg shaved and all.  He’s been looking beautiful lately though.  His walking is tough on him, but he’s getting there.  So nervous about this second operation.

Not long until the second surgery.  He’s so different.  :(

Not long until the second surgery.  He’s so different.  :(

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