So Ben and I just got back from the vet. He was limping at Christmas while I was away and right after I got back and then he seemed OK for a week or so and then went south quickly again; holding up his right back leg, toe touching a lot. I thought, 'Great! It's his right knee...his 'good' one. Now we're going to have to go through the surgery again AND the rehab AND another five G's like I shelled out last time; first for the surgery and then when he got so sick on the med afterward..' Just our luck.
So into the vet we went. The first test was the knee test and it was solid as a rock! Yay! After much poking and prodding, the vet decided that it either a tear or a strain in his upper thigh. 10 days on doggie Tylenol and bed rest and he should be right as rain again.
Wanna know how he did it? Do ya? Do ya?
Yes! Yes! Please tell us, Oh Queen of Every Clumsy, Bone-Headed Injury There Is! How did your 'son' get hurt?
Why trying on women's shoes of course! He was at a friend's house and was bumbling across the laminate floor when he stuck his foot in her shoe and it slid out sideways on him, thus wrenching his thigh. Sigh...It;ll be so embarrassing to have to tell this story down at the coffee klatch to the 'fur mommies' of the dogs that get hurt rescuing people in burning houses or those who have fallen down wells.
So, for now, it's rest, rehab and $108 rather than a surgery and a possible bank heist. Of course who knows how much the therapy for the shoe fetish is gonna cost....