My back legs dont work so well these days. One of them is a bit sore and doesnt want to move as well as the other ones, so I drag my toes a bit. This has caused my pawnails to be very short and sometimes red stuff comes out. During our walk it wouldnt stop coming out. So mommy came home, cleaned it up and then put hooman clothes on me again. I still dont get it, but I do know mommy is loving me.
It is a bit hard to walk with this clothe on me, so it is easier just to lay down until mommy says the red has stopped and takes it off my paw. So I was just a good girl and meditated while waiting.Mommy also took me to the place where they stick stuff in my skin. Mommy says it is called vacations, but it didnt seem as much fun as our last vacation. While we were at that place, someone played with my pawnails. He made the front ones a lot shorter. I didnt like it too much and kept trying to pull away from him. He told mommy that she needs to file and play with my paws more, so I can get used to it again and then we will go back a couple more times, to get my nails made a lot shorter. Mommy is so glad she finally found someone that knows how to care for the big dog nails. So here is mommy giving me a pawdicure. Daddy says I am way too spoiled. BARK! Sasha the Princess
Note from mommy: I am getting more and more concerned about Sasha's back leg. We hesitate going the vet route, as we know it is going to be a lot of expenses. She is almost 10, old for a big gal, but besides her leg, she is still going fine. And it doesnt seem to slow her down. I am sure she has arthritis or the signs of hip dysplasia. When we run, she just keeps her back legs together and does sort of a jump, which seems to be more comfortable for her, than just walking. That leg sort of twists when she walks, almost like a bow-legged cowboy. Just yesterday I heard a clicking sound, which terrified me. I am not ready to lose her. I have made her walks shorter and shorter, however her leg seems to drag more, causing the nails to be filed to the quick on the sidewalks. I wonder is there is such a thing as a "nail cover"? Has anyone heard of them? I am also wondering if getting the boots that the snow doggies have, would work? The sock doesnt stay on very well, when we leave the house. Does any other doggie mamma's have opionions? With me out of work, we hesitate toward the expensive route right now. Not prepared to make a touch decision yet.