Update - Day 9 of the tear Lucy is getting around better every day. We have not given her any pain medication now in at least two days. Read some interesting information that said the pain (as long as it isn't severe) is actually "good" for your pet.
So our little Lucy tore her cruciate ligament two days ago. Took her to the doctor yesterday and they recommended surgery but we aren't 100% sure that is the way to go. In doing some research it appears that the long term benefits of surgery vs. natural healing are about the same.
On Wednesday May 11 the California General Assembly move a bill forward 44-11 that would ban pets in the driver's seat of a moving vehicle.