When I came home from the vet I was allowed to run and I was crazy! I haven't hurt myself yet, so we'll see.
Here is a picture of me on the way to the vet, I was wearing my thunder shirt.
Note from Tucker's Momma: Tucker is not limping but you can tell he is still favoring his leg some. You should have seen him run, he was having a blast. It breaks my heart to see him smile after finally running knowing we've had to restrict him for the last 8 weeks and he'll likely need the surgery anyway. We are going with the traditional surgery or the "tightrope" method not the TPLO. The TPLO I find to be too invasive and our vet doesn't specialize in it. Our vet says it takes 3 days to use the leg and after a week he'll almost be walking normal. Then we will slowly increasing exercise and freedom. Our best benefit is that although Tucker is a very tall Dane (37 1/2 inches to his withers) he is very lean. He only weighs about 140 pounds which is very light for a Dane his size. Male Danes at that height tend to weigh 160 or more. There is still a chance that the cruciate ligament has healed enough to support the running, but not likely. As soon as he limps we'll call to schedule the blood work, x-rays, and surgery. As much as the surgery scares us Tucker needs to be able to run and enjoy being a dog.