Royal’s 26 staples and 4 sutures all came out Thursday! He has been slowly but surely adjusting to life on three legs. Right after his staples came out we took him shopping at Petco in his shiny new vest. He happily trotted up and down the aisles sniffing at everything and everyone in sight! He’s definitely a head turner; five people asked about his story and stopped to give him some scratches! He found a nice big bone and we got him his first kong as well. He got tired fairly quickly but not until we were ready to leave anyway. He’s had an exciting week! He is officially done with his vet appointments for the break and now it’s just routine care THANK GOD! For those pet parents that feel like this whole thing is a nightmare take a deep breath. You WILL get through this. Royal is two weeks post op and back to his old self. He is happy playful curious and has his spunky attitude back too. He’s right back to “yelling” at us when he doesn’t get his way (when we aren’t getting ready to go outside fast enough, he gets jealous, he wants up on the bed, or we quit petting him he does this). Thank you to all the support from this wonderful community over the past weeks! We will continue blogging as we continue our journey on three legs together. We couldn’t have gotten Royal this far without the Tripawds community!