grew into this big boy:
|Handsome reverse-brindle boy!|
|I wish she'd get that camera outta my face!|
|Major Bo Jangles and Zuke at play|
He has kept his original name, Zuke. He is perhaps an inch taller than Major Bo, a wee bit bulkier, and with even longer legs. It's still so amazing to me that short-legged, long squat bodied little Lucy produced such tall, long-legged offspring!
|Tee hee hee! You shoulda seen their dads!|
I have many more photos from yesterday to post, of Major Bo and Zuke and other friends in the park. However, that will wait until tomorrow, because Eddie says I have to tell you about his misadventure first.
|Yeah, it can't ALL be about other critters!|
I haz a sad
Twenty-four hours later, there was no improvement, so off to the vet's we went. It appears he likely has a partially torn cruciate ligament in his right knee, which is what I suspected. Fortunately it has not fully ruptured, though it will certainly be vulnerable to that in the future. He received a cartrophen injection, is on two types of pain killers, and on full bedrest for at least a week and likely several. No walks. No bouncing around. No jumping. Fortunately the only time he really bounces and jumps is at meal time or when someone comes to the door, but he will hate not going for his twice-a-day walks. He goes back to the vet in a week for another cartrophen shot and to reassess - if he is still holding his leg up or limping badly, we will x-ray to see how bad the damage is. Conservative management requires lengthy rest and a brace. Invasive management requires an expensive surgery - though that is a last resort.
|I should be treated like a king!|