I'll be having a partial knee replacement in the next month or two (exact date TBD). I have an 11-pound rescue Maltipoo that is very needy. She always wants to be picked up and held when I'm standing (and she lets me know by jumping and scratching on my legs) and wants to be on my lap/legs/wherever she can get a pawhold when I'm sitting or lying down. My daughter will be staying at home with the dog while I spend a week in a rehab facility after surgery. When I get home, my daughter will still be there to walk and feed the dog, but I know my dog will want to see me and be with me (on me). I won't be able to avoid her, and she's VERY persistent. Any other small dog owners in the same boat? Have you found ways to keep your knee safe with a lapdog around?