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My Wounded Warrior – UPDATE

Eko took a pretty nasty spill at the park yesterday and came up limping.  Eko was intent on staying to play, but we kind of have a rule around here that if you can’t move one of your appendages you should seek medical attention.

 

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Three out of four is usually a good average, but no so much when it comes to legs

Now, normally we find adventure, but sometimes adventure just seems to find us.  There is never a dull moment, not even in the waiting room at the vet.

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“Hello, Clarice” – Eko and the office bird were both very interested in each other.  Eko was wagging his tail and wanted to say hi, but there was a sign that let me know the bird might have less than amicable intentions

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Literally, there was a sign.

Eko and I sat on the other side of the room to avoid any further injuries.  As expected, Eko’s spill earned him an x-ray.

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The little guy fractured his toe, but luckily it’s not serious enough to require surgery

Aside from normal walks, Eko is now on a strict regimen of R&R for at least three to four weeks.  Unfortunately that is going to cut into some of our planned hiking excursions and other active adventures, but I’m sure we will find plenty of ways to have fun and cause trouble!  It’s sort of our specialty.

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Eko is happy to report that his appetite for treats and his appetite for adventure are both uninjured!

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes!  At this time I would also like to announce that we are formally accepting funny three-legged-themed nickname submissions for Eko now that we know he’s going to be okay.  Here’s my list so far, feel free to add:

1.Tripod

2. The Hop Along Kid

3. Hop scotch

4. Foot soldier

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Eko will get some anti-inflammatory meds, some pain meds and a nice spot in front of the fire.  Life could be worse.

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44 Comments

I have a three legged cat named Trip. He came with that name and the girl asked me not to change it. But sometimes I call him club foot or gimpy. Lol!

Will, I’m very sorry to hear that Eko got hurt. Get well soon. Goldi and Pete said to gang in there!. John

Thanks, John! Not surprisingly Eko is already itching to get back out there. His injury magically seems to disappear when we see rabbits on our walks, so I have a feeling he’ll be just fine. Glad you and the crew were able to weather the storm ok.

We fared surprisingly well, only minor damage. I hope your folks here fared as well. Please let me know how Eko is doing.

Three or four weeks with no running wild? That is rough! Eko is definitely going to need some good chewy treats to keep him occupied – I know I would!

I think Eko would also feel better if he could have a wooden peg leg and a good pirate name while he gets better 🙂 Oh, and a parrot! Not that naughty bird at the vet’s office though!

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