Lilly’s Brain Injury and Exaggerated Agility Style
At our last veterinary neurology appointment, Lilly got the OK to do agility and other more strenuous tasks so that her brain can start figuring out how to rewire certain movements. I convinced myself that Lilly jumped differently and weaved weirdly, but after looking at old agility videos, it seems more like Lilly exaggerates her movements following her “brain injury.” Videos, ahoy!
I thought for sure that Lilly was jumping with her butt WAY high now, but the old videos show she always flew high in the rear. She does, however, jump a little too early or a little too late now … likely from poor motor planning on her part.
And, I had convinced myself that she moved her rear legs independently in the past while weaving, but this old video from when she was 3 years old, proves me wrong.
So, for comparison’s sake …
A new agility video
P.S. That’s a fetching stick in my hand as Lilly’s reward.
If you are new to our scary story of a rabies vaccine gone horribly wrong, feel free to use the blog post category pull-down menu in the sidebar or this Adverse Vaccine Reaction category link to access all the posts we’ve published since Lilly got very, very sick with meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after an adverse reaction to a rabies vaccine given January 23, 2012. We’re working VERY hard to help her fully recover from both her cognitive and neurological deficits.