Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad...

Thanks, George, for the catchy title. Anyone else have to read it at school?

I went downstairs to feed one Little Black Dog this morning and noticed that he was limping.

This is not unusual, and I was all set to get the anti-inflammatories out when I noticed that not only was he limping on his back leg, but he didn't seem to want to put any weight on his front leg either (this resulted in a very interesting limping action, given that both sore paws were on the same side).

Before I went into full-blown panic about more vet bills I decided to have a look and see if there was anything obvious that would cause his reluctance to put his front paw down.

Clover burr between his pads will do it everytime.

How much did the LBD resist my attempts to remove the burr?

... Approximately None.


Swift Jan said...

Lucky!!!! I hear those vet bills can be horrifying!!
Glad LBD is ok :)

Crazy Sister said...

Poor little Little Black Dog. Can't be easy when half of your legs are all as sore as each other.

Kitty and Glen said...

Poor little guy! Max gets those too, and always tries to lick his paw while I digging the burr experience for everyone.