14 May 2015

It's A Dog's Life

Rufus's diary

Tuesday: Tearing across the fields like we do, winding Buster up to chase me knowing that he can never catch me because I can turn on a sixpence, then ouch that was painful, caught my foot on something, need to slow down a bit. Back home and it's bleeding profusely and I have to hold the leg off the ground. After cleaning and inspection I have cut the soft area between two of my pads, it's very sore. Must have a rest. Is it dinner time yet?

Wednesday: My foot is very painful and I'm hopping around on three legs. Licking it isn't a good idea as it keeps it moist and bleeding. I'm leaving little trails of blood all over the place, thankfully we've got wooden floors so it's easy to clean it up. Anyway the upshot of this is now I have a dressing on my foot and they say it will heal in no time. Why is it always me that gets injured? Buster runs around a lot as well. I'm feeling very sorry for myself so I'm going to rest in the lovely sunshine. Wonder how .... long it ....is.....till......dinner........time......zzzzzzzzzz




Thursday: I'm a hardy dog and used to injuries, I have a bad foot but three other good legs to hop around on, so all is well. They're not taking me out for walks though, they think I should rest, so I will make the most of more sunshine. Wish it was dinner time.




Friday: I'm ok, I want to go, look I'm managing perfectly well on three legs, why can't they hear me.....It's doggie club day, Buster and me go to the park, meet lots of other dogs, sniff bottoms, run around like mad, get some treats and have a great time. Buster is going but not me, they think I still need to rest. I really am feeling hard done by, and its a long wait till dinner time :-(




It's over a week now since I hurt my paw. The wound has healed really well but every now and again I hold the leg off the ground and hop on three. They think I damaged tendons or muscle as well because the area is still a bit swollen and ever so slightly bruised, but I am managing all right with short walks and I will soon be back to tearing around the fields again. Not long to dinner time :-)



5 comments:

  1. Poor thing, hope he's soon on the mend. It's horrible when they hurt themselves isn't it. Gus, my Border Collie broke his leg when he was a pup and it was horrible to see him in pain. Glad it's nothing too serious and hopefully the swelling will go down very soon and he can get back to tearing around and sniffing bottoms!

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    1. ouch, breaking a leg, that's disastrous for a puppy, they do cope very well on three legs though. Rufus is much better now and we might go to doggie club tomorrow, depending on the weather, it's been flippin freezing here and raining all day. Have a good weekend.

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  2. I do like a story with a happy ending Polly :)

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  3. I do like a story with a happy ending Polly :)

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    1. Hello Grace, yes so do I. It was horrid seeing him limping. He is fine now, back to normal rushing around !

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