Thursday, October 21, 2010
At first we thought that he had been bitten by a snake as there are plenty of the pesky copperheads on the property. But we didn't see any obvious fang marks. One never knows what the dogs run into when they are playing in the paddocks. There is snake fencing up (small wire to keep the slithery critters out) but some times one will get in with the dogs. Fortunately, their recuperative powers are incredible. Wild dogs had to recover quickly as an adaptation to not being left behind but to continue with the pack. Domestic dogs seem to have the same remarkable traits.
I am hoping that our dear Mr. Moose will be better tomorrow. It is disconcerting to see a greyhound with one leg twice the size of the other. He is generally very active so when he isn't wagging and happy, we know that he doesn't feel well. What great creatures these animals are. They are dependent on us but yet seem so stoic with their pain. We could all take lessons from these wonderful animals.