Friday, 25 June 2010

A bear with a sore paw

Modji watching the 'birds' at a bird hide here on Anglesey

Poor Modj has had a very sore ankle (do dogs have ankles?) for the past 4 days and it has slowly worsened.
She is already on meds for arthritis and usually they help but she has something else going on here with her joint. She has been milking it for all it's worth - getting lots of sympathy and hugs (not just from me!) Ever the little Ozzie Battler she wants to keep exercising and insists on finding her little ball every morning and wanting to go out, but not today - today she is housebound. 
She does not understand why and keeps giving me the furry eyeball. If by tomorrow there is no improvement it means a trip to the vet - which we try to avoid at all costs. She is terrified of the vets and goes into a quivering, dribbling, panting mess as soon as we pull up to the gate.  For now however she is on her back, on her bed reading the latest edition of Marie Claire!


mady dooijes said...

gorgeous... modji, would you like me to bring some more magazines over?

helen said...

poor Modji - hope you are back on all four paws in no time and chasing that ball again - hope you are coping with the withdrawals!

Karin said...

Poor Modji - I hope all is well very soon! Thinking of you!