Beckon is out of surgery. Dr. Robbins of Catoctin Veterinary Clinic said it went very smoothly. He was able to keep the hip joint, so Beckon will have a smooth, rounded rear, and his "privates" will be shielded. I can't thank each of you enough for the support and love you poured out to Beckon and me. You have been a part of my family for so long -- more than 14 years! Now we begin the next steps: recovery, rehab and reintegration into new and important work!