Oh guys what a day 😦
On a walk with the little ones, Tolly is off lead strutting her stuff and being as awesome as ever, and an off lead Lab comes tearing across the field (40+ft away), zeroes in on her, and just collides.
Toller gets mashed up and just starts shrieking. I’m about 20ft away so I start SPRINTING towards her and when I reach her I just throw myself over her and start telling her she’s okay, because Charley, Sasha and this Lab are bouncing about.
Toller calms down and we carry her home, she’s such a little trooper. It becomes obvious after about 20 minutes it her inner front left leg that’s injured, and there’s a huge swelling around her dew claw.
She’s not putting any weight on it at all but she’s calmed herself down and is enjoying face kisses and cuddles. My partner phones our vet, the new surgery we’ve been using since Tolly came along, and they book us an appt for a few hours time but when we ask about an x-ray one won’t end up happening until tomorrow morning.
We give Tolly a dose of Metacam and she’s doing better and better in herself; chewing Nylabones, wanting to wriggle about, cuddling 🙂
We phone the surgery back about an hour before the appt and ask to speak to the vet, and end up pushing the appt until tomorrow so Toller can get the exam and x-ray at the same time.
For the rest of the day we’ve just been cuddling Spud, we had a nap together, and she’s been really sweet god love her. She’s a tough little dog that one!
I’m so relieved it’s not her entire leg that’s broken, that she’s not in too much pain, and that my partner met up with his grandmother recently and we got belated Christmas money from her…we should just about be able to afford this now. Sheesh.
I’ve never been so scared. It was so much worse because it was my littlest one. Please send your love to my Tolly-too!
Good photo of the swelling about an hour after it happened, on her inner left leg: