As several members know my boy had cruciate strain last October and I have been making every effort to get him as right as possible. Well I have another dilemma with him. All dogs in my opinion live for today, they don't think about the consequences that their actions may impact on them later in life. Well my boy has got to the stage where he wants to live a little and chase a few bunnies. He has got osteoarthritis in the effected joint but does not limp and has very little stiffness after rest. Most people wouldn't even be able to see that his movement is a fraction clipped. though the joint does swell a little. He is coming up for 8 in a couple of months. He has been under close control for months now, with the occasional mishap. The last couple of weeks I have been letting him run, with hardly any sign of problems. I know it is going to make the arthritis worse quicker because of this but he gets depressed when not allowed to be himself. I either have a happy dog that maybe has problems earlier or a bored dog that can walk for a little longer. What would you do?