Once again we are joining Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for Follow-up Friday.
Jodi’s explanation: For those new to the blog, my Follow-up Friday provides me with an opportunity to update or revise a post from the previous week.
You know sometimes you post about something and you need an update but it doesn’t warrant a whole blog. Or sometimes someone made a comment that really resonated with you. Yup, Follow-Up Friday baby!
On Wednesday I wrote about poor pitiful Thunder.
Finn wanted to know if Thunder had to wear the horrid cone of shame. Unfortunately he wants to lick his cast, so yep he has to wear it when we cannot watch him. He got a lot of experience wearing one last year so he is OK with it. He is not happy, but he tolerates the thing.
lexy3587 commented that it is better to miss one season than do serious damage and miss more seasons. That was the ortho vet’s thinking as well.
snoopys@snoopysdogblog wanted to know if Thunder could get his cast signed. I suppose so, but we haven’t done that yet. I did request a camo colored cast but they only had white.
MyBrownNewfies commented that whenever she has had to wrap her newf Sherman’s leg he acts like it is impossible to walk. Thunder does not seem to have that problem and has been trying to break the rules and run and jump.
Maybe it is the way the cast is put on that makes it easy for him, but then again it may be that he has had a lot of practice. If I had a dollar for every time crazy dog has injured a front paw/leg, I would be able to afford his vet bills. He has cracked nails so low that he had to have them removed at the vet. He has cut pads, more than once. This picture is from 201o when he had a particularly bad cut to his back pad and it took forever to heal. We were wrapping his bandage in plastic for weeks and weeks.
So you have to keep him out of the water huh? And next you’ll be teaching us all how to nail jelly to the ceiling! Good luck!
An apt observation Flo.
Better keep an eye on Freighter….he may just get bopped with Thunder’s cast if he’s training and Thunder isn’t
He would have to catch Freighter first. He might get close, but I doubt it.
Thank you for all of the nice get well wishes for Thunder. We appreciate it. Here he is getting some TLC from his grandson Freighter.
Have a nice weekend!