Well,we are stumped.PL1+2 and Agatha(who came for moral support) took me to another vet last night. She looked at my xray, and she looked at me(looked is not exactly the right term....poked and prodded is better) and she said"I think that the event he had was NOT from his knees!" WHAT the 4 of us exclaimed!! She tends to think it was some kind of back pull with a nerve involvement because in her quest to poke every bone in body I was a little squeamish at one point on my back(wouldn't you if someone stuck their finger in every vertebrae?)She did say my left knee does go in and out and will need surgery at some point in my life(GASP)but said this time it wasn't my knee. Well we are stymied. She said I could try the stairs again which we tried last night and tonight. I can go down but not up(I gotta tell you I kind of like being carried but don't tell Agatha) and I shouldn't jump on or off things because of my OTHER knee(which hasn't even done anything yet!) And she said do a few days of stairs and if all goes well resume normal activity. Well I walked our usual route for the morning today( and had ALOT of catching up to do) and was fine.PL 2 just went and ordered one of those things you use to carry a dog up stairs( this ought to be ripe.You should see her now...We come back to the house, she ties up Agatha outside throws her a cookie the other way so she can't see me being carried OR SHE GOES NUTS,brings me up to the front door, ties me on the handle, goes back, gets Agatha ,comes in the house, ties me on the handle, takes her up 3 flights, comes down for me .carries me up 3 flights but only to the 2rd because if Aggy sees me being carried she WILL GO NUTS, throw her a cookie the other way, scoots me up and quickly puts me down before Agatha turns around.....That is why she got that carry thing because she said she is going to go crazy if she has to do this forever and there was LOTS of words that I now know from HBO thrown in there too)She is also looking into ramps for the 2 sofas that we go on.She got these stairs but I wouldn't go up them and Agatha kept jumping over them and PL2 thought she was going to hurt herself and they didn't work. PL2 says that the house is turning into a dog agility house.....It has been a little hectic here,but the best news is,I had a lovely walk this morning and all is good(well for me but not for PL2 yet until she and PL1get this all straight on the logistic which we know they will because they are good at this stuff) And PL2 is going to take us both for holistic workups(as long as there is no prodding I'm game) to see if there is anything to do to help strengthen us up(Agatha does not need strengthening in my opinion )Yesterday was PL2's birthday and she spent it at the Vets!! Ha Ha!! But she did get Chinese Food to eat at home and on the ride home from the Vets(which was FAR) PL1+2 were so stressed from the whole thing THEY STOPPED AT MCDONALD'S!! They NEVER do that!! And PL1 got FRENCH FRIES!!! which they stopped doing along time ago AND WE DID NOT GET ONE FRY!!! Really, who was being poked them or me. So for today I will be carried up and down and placed on the bed with Agatha,and PL2 will go searching on the Internet for dog ramps!!!!!