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the dog continues to amuse

July 31st, 2009 (11:32 pm)
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DOG. *limps*
VET. "She doesn't get upset when we move the limb around. Nothing on the X-ray -- no breaks, dislocations, bone spurs. So it's probably a small injury she occasionally aggravates, or a mild inflammation. Have her take it easy. Especially today, because we had to sedate her to get all the angles."
DOG. *is groggy*
HINES. "Okay, honey, ready to go home?"
DOG. "Boss... I missed... the morning walk."
HINES. "Yeah, no kidding. Look, honey, we're back!"
DOG. *falls over*
HINES. *pets dog*
DOG. *staggers to feet*
DOG. *staggers toward door* "Waaaaalk. Le's go. Waaaalk."
HINES. "Honey, you can't go for a walk now. You can barely stand."
DOG. "I... still... function..."
MA. "Well, I have to get the neighbor's mail. She can come with me for that."
DOG. "See... boss... I'm... walking..."
HINES. "You can barely keep up with a woman who's just shy of seventy."
DOG. "I'm... walking... look... Boss... I'm... "
DOG. *staggers back into house, falls over*

Comments

Posted by: Drooling Fan Girl (droolfangrrl)
Posted at: August 1st, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)

maybe if you got her an elk rib cage to pass out in?

Posted by: Richard D. Fox (rdfox)
Posted at: August 1st, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)

I know this is going to sound silly, and even more silly to suggest you haven't, but...

Have you checked to see if maybe there's a pebble caught between her footpads? Last time my mom's 16-year-old lab was limping (well, limping more than usual given her arthritis), I had the damnedest time figuring it out until I checked, and, sure enough, she had a small, sharp chunk of rock caught between her main footpad and a toe. Once I got it out, she was walking fine again within an hour...

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: August 1st, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)

Yup. Checked the pads, checked the joints. I think she's strained something in her elbow or shoulder, but am not certain.

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