Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On and dogs and feet, and dogs on feet.

Ont of the worst things about having a stress-fractured foot is that, while you can technically walk on it, it becomes quite sensitive to any sort of pressure or impact. And Since that's happened, I've take note of things that I'd not paid attention to before, like the number of times that Miss Memphis Belle, in her desire to get as close to me as possible at any given time, inadvertently steps on that foot. I guess that she's always done it, but only now am I noticing it, because her 75+lbs on that foot is excruciatingly painful.

I finally laid it out for her last night after she did it again. "Dammit, Belle," I hissed through pain-clenched teeth, "If you touch that foot one more time, Murphy is going to be an only dog again!"

Now I can't say for sure whether she took that threat to heart or not, but twice now I could swear that I saw Murphy throw a shoulder into her and shove her towards my foot.

Or maybe the pain meds are making me imagine things.

12 comments:

  1. Man. How long they think until it heals?

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  2. Such a nice little dog, just wait until a 150+ pound wolfhound lands on your toes. OMG! The tendons took days to recover from a single misstep.

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  3. My dogs once ran down off the mountain, smashed into me from behind going full tilt on an icy slope, and I busted two ribs.

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    1. Ouch. If mine did that, they'd be at the nearest Chinese restaurant in time for dinner.

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    2. All in a days work. They didn't mean to. They are big dogs and can do a lot of damage if they get overly exuberant.

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  4. As a fellow sufferer with chronic pain, I agree. IB is my friend, as is oxycodone. My kingdom for Lyrica!
    And all the animals seem to know. And ignore.
    Hang in there.

    gfa

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  5. I hope the fracture heals soon

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  6. though we pray for healing just remember Belle always has a home here...just sayin'

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  7. Hope you get well soon, we need to do a shoot... :-)

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  8. I got your email, but it was in a form I haven't seen before. I clicked on it and it brought up this social networking thing. I got your email address from it, but my gmail account won't send a message to it. gmail says " XXXXX is not a valid email account, correct it and try again." Sorry, I'm not very technically proficient. Can you maybe try just straight email?

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    1. I tried, but the address you gave me as an @blogspot.com address and that address doesn't accept mail. But that hotmail.com address that I sent you works--it's my regular e-mail. If you have another one that you can send me in a comment here, please do. I won't post it publicly.

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  9. Oooh. Sorry! I have really bad feet and Mysti steps (or stands!) on them at least 736 times a day. Bouie's not so bad. Usually.

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