Shut down for a week or two
After a great hunt yesterday at Coon Creek, my two year old lab came out with a limp. We were in the dreaded field 5 that is 15 acres and 5/8 of it is grass that is over 5' tall and thick. She did a great job of flushing and retreiving birds, finding every downed bird.
Once we got home she jumped down out of my durango favoring her left front leg. I did an examination on her, finding no cuts or anything impaled, not even any swelling. Just a tired dog with a bad limp.
Later that afternoon she started to swell. By this morning it was pretty out of shape. I called my vet and got her in. Good old country vet, he did a physical exam and determined that there were no broken bones, just soft tissue damage. Keep her quiet for a week to ten days.
I guess we are out of the field for a couple of weeks. Kelsey and I will have to hunt vicariously through all of you guys for a while. She will proabably go stir crazy before I do.
The road to diabetes will be sweet.