Today was the third laser treatment for Red, one more to go, next Monday.
He knows Nicole now, he knows what to expect, I think the only part that is hard for him is the wearing of the protective goggles. I have to wear them also. Red sits quickly while Nicole moves the laser pointer on his right elbow and his two hips. She wets the fur above the treatment areas to keep them cool, the laser beams can be hot.
Red sits quietly and patiently, sometimes looking at Nicole in his sweet and understanding way. There is a sweetness about Red that is a powerful force. He seems free of pain, he is running well, herding well. After Monday, we'll stop the laser treatment and discontinue the anti-inflammatory medication.
I think modern science has given Red more years to work and run.