Monday, November 29, 2010

For the Love of

My boy Kassa had a bit if a rough weekend. His run in with Mr Weiner dog left him a little worse for the wear. I was a little concerned because he was moving slowly Wednesday evening but by Friday he was running in the ball park again. Sunday shocked me however because he woke up lame on his scratched up leg. He was very hesitant to put any weight on it. Because I'm fairly new to this game, I was concerned at the sudden change with no apparent incident on Saturday that would have caused re-injury. So what does a concerned papa do when his dog is in jeopardy? He emails his vet. Well I have to say I have the best vet ever. She walked me through some steps to determine if I should get him to emergency services or if it could wait to see her the coming week.
So we babied him Sunday, kept him off his feet and (because I was worried about infection) took his temperature so many times that he was contemplating an order of restraint. He also firmly solidified himself into my heart when he dragged himself and his sore leg up stairs to be near me as I worked to fix a leak in the shower.

This morning he looked good and after work I was greeted by him bouncing happily from foot to foot. I know he had to go out but I think he was happy to see me too. I'm going to give it a few days but I think he will be racing through the field after balls soon enough.

5 comments:

Pamela said...

Poor Kassa........ Ha Ha..... he has worked his magic on you.... Bwaaaaaa Haaaaa Haaaaaa!!

Hiking Hounds said...

Glad he is feeling better. Zephyr was once assaulted by a weiner dog. No physical contact by the little beast, but I was impressed by Zephyr's restrain.

houndstooth said...

What is it about little dogs? Sheesh! I'm glad Kassa is getting better! I always say, rest them a few days past what they seem to need and they're usually okay!

jcp said...

Thanks all. To be fair I don't think Kassa was blameless in this encounter :) but when a small critter with no human and no collar showed up and challenged him in his area he wasn't having it. We are having lots of rain and cold to slow us down which should give him ample time to heal.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Glad Kassa is healing quickly. He's probably more small dog safe than you think since the weiner dog didn't need medical attention. :-) Loose dogs are so annoying! Happy Birthday.