Smudge is recovering, but slowly.
We had fierce instructions from our vet not to walk him through his convalescence. But he likes his walks and hates doing his business in the garden, so we compromise.
He gets a car ride and then a gentle shuffle round for a few yards and that seems to be enough most of the time. On good days he wants to walk further and has to be steered in a slow arc back towards the car. On less good days he stops. Just stops. And looks as if he would stand there forever.
Sometimes we sit for a while and watch the world go by and he seems content.