Friday, February 15, 2013

Today Is The Day

Hopefully the day Watson gets his splint off.  Vet appointment for xrays that we hope will show the broken bone in his foot has healed well enough.  Poor Watty Boy has had a rough winter, first with the ear hematoma and then with the broken bone.  He's been a trooper through it all, cheerful, affectionate, and his normal busybody self.  He's started licking his leg at the top of the splint where the bandaging was rubbing, so has to wear an e-collar when not being supervised.  Sure hope that when the bandages come off he will leave that area alone, and will not have to wear the collar!

We've made the decision to continue walking Watson out to the dog yard by his collar, as I'm sure the injury was caused by leaping off the deck steps, trying to get a jump on any rabbits, cats or squirrels that might be in the yard.  He had previous injured his shoulder and his back (twice) doing just that!   Because he's 12 1/2 years old and has not been able to get his regular walks, and because wearing the collar creates its own problems, I'll take Watson in next week for a chiropractic evaluation to see if anything needs adjustment.

As I watch my incredibly cute puppy getting into mischief in the family room, I realize I have taken no pictures this week.  Gotta make up for that!

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