On day 28 Bruno's leg is looking pretty good. He licks it now and then. There are no staples in his leg; the wound is not at the point where it could be reopened and a dog's saliva contains healing agents, therefore I allow him to keep it clean rather than keeping the cone on and spraying the area with disinfectant.
Bruno's instructions for the start of week five (which is tomorrow) say to increase his leash walking so I took him out for a more normal walk. Bruno had been used to getting a few hours of exercise a day. We went for a slow hour-and-a-half walk. I watched for signs of any strain or awkward steps. He did great. We walked all over town, making his kid brother Spencer the Pitbull walk at Bruno's pace. We added in a few hills both up and down. After the walk Bruno didn't show any signs of limping or holding his leg up. I think it was just long enough. That will be it for him for the day other than going out to do his business because I don't want to push him too much. Still no running for Bruno. Our goal is to build that left leg muscle as much as we can.