Saturday, June 22, 2013

No ball?

Yesterday morning Zaphod woke up with a limp. At first I thought maybe his leg was asleep, but he continued to limp. Despite this limp, he wants to play ball. He will still wrestle with Hailey and run after things in the bush.

Because of this limp we are trying to minimize his activity. He was sad when he didn't go on morning walk yesterday. He is the saddest boy ever every time we go out and we don't take the ball with us. He gives us sad eyes. Clearly he thinks he is in trouble. I of course try to explain it to him, but I don't think he understands.

So he is sulking. We are having a disagreement about when he should go to the vet.

We aren't 100% sure what is wrong. We know it is his front left paw. We think it is his shoulder. He did crash into a tree on Thursday when playing ball. Maybe that is it.  We will keep watching him and try and get him to rest, which will be a bit easier since it is raining out again.

Never a dull moment!

Where's Phody? From before the injury, resting after some fetch!


  1. OH NO Poor PHOD... It is hard to know when the Vet is needed... It is problably a bruise from the run in with the tree. Paws Crossed

  2. Hey Phod!
    Wow, I'm so sorry you have an ouchie and that it's costing you some zoomie time! Maybe it's just sore and will be better tomorrow. I'm sending you some of my healing vibes to help out. Cute pix of you hiding in the grass.
    BTW: I'm glad you and Hailey joined me for Water Mania today. I love that pix of you!
    Grr and a Wet Woof,
    Sarge, Water Mania Host

  3. Oh sounds like a sports injury to us. We think a few days rest and if it is not better than the vet. Our old vet use to say pain killers only as a last resort as pain manages less activity but if you medicate and then the pain is masked, dogs will be active and probably cause more damage. He is semi retired but the old kind of gentleman vet and he has never been wrong. Rest up Phod. Have a super Saturday all.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hopefully that resting up will take care of it...maybe just a sore shoulder - you'll just KNOW if he needs that trip to the vet....sometimes a rainy day is "just what the doctor ordered" !!

    Pam and Sam

  5. Now Zaphod you need to rest up and heal and get better. The ball will come out again, sooner if you get that limp better.

  6. Phod bless your sweet little heart you have an ouchie. I hope and purr it gets better very very soon 'cause I know how much you pups enjoy a good session of ball.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Poor Phod. It's never fair when you get left behind. We hope it's just a bruised shoulder--something that'll right itself.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella &Roxy

  8. Oh poor Phod, hope after a bit of rest he's back to normal xx

  9. Sometimes Stanley's back knee slips out of place cut it only lasts a minute. We hope it is better by now!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  10. All our feets are crossed your leg gets better
    Benny & Lily

  11. I had a similar problem a while ago. My pawrents think it might be from slamming into my brother or sliding on the floors in the house and slamming into the wall or something. They made me rest for about a week and I've been fine since. Hope Phod feels better soon.


  12. Awww, I has the sad ears to hear Phod has a hurty place. Hope he feels better verrrrrrrry quick! XOXOXO


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