happy 4th of july to everybody! i really have something to celebrate 'cause i've FINALLY been given the go-ahead for some walks, and some careful off-the-leash time! i miss my buddy, the shepster, and i know that i have some very big shoes to fill, but i'm up to it. thank you to all my friends for the good thoughts and concern. it's gonna take more than knee surgery to keep me down, after all, i'm the "great white"!