Sadie took a road trip on Saturday, and WE didn't get to go! Actually, from what she told me when she got back, I'm kind of glad we didn't!
She wasn’t to sure what was going on when they called her to go out and get in the car as she’s only gone in the car maybe two times since she came here.
She told me that she was kind of scared and laid very quietly in the back seat on the drive to the park where they were having the county Rabies Clinic.
She also hasn’t been on a leash much since she doesn’t go anywhere, and she was pretty nervous about that. She said she was afraid that they were going to give her away or something. She tried to be really good and quiet, and didn’t even bark or anything when she saw the few other dogs that were there.
Mom and Dad had gone toward the end of the clinic times so that there wouldn’t be very many dogs there. She says they took her over to a lady by a table and then the lady BIT HER IN THE BUTT!
Mom was so mad because the camera decided to freeze up at that point because the batteries ran out. She’d asked Robert to put in new ones and he’d gotten sidetracked… Anyway, they let Sadie sniff around because she'd been so good and she even got a little grass snack. THEY ACTUALLY HAD GRASS!!!
When they got home, Robert showed them the new obstacle that he had made for Dott.
On the way down, though, she jumped off and for some reason her toenail got caught on something and flipped her. It split the toenail in half from the end of it all the way to the toe.
Mom had just trimmed all of our toenails last week and none of us could figure out what could have happened. Poor Dott! They had to cut it off almost at the toe line and had a really hard time getting it to quit bleeding. Robert was so upset that she’d gotten hurt…
There hasn’t been any heat or swelling, but she is still limping on it. That isn't swelling in the picture, it is the white vet wrap, and that was when it still hadn't stopped bleeding all the way.
We figure that she must have twisted it and injured a tendon or even gotten a bone crack, but the vet said there really wouldn’t be anything they could do… just like when a person cracks a toe. If it’s not broken badly, it just has to take the time to heal.
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