Most of you folks know Ol Bear Dawg from my pics and posts about him. He's my Buddy, I go, Ol Dawg goes.
Well bad news, Old Dawg got hit by a damn car last night.
We were playing "stick" last night by the shop. I wasn't paying enough attention to him, I looked around, he was gone. I guess he figured he needed to go pee on all the flowers on his trap line.
I looked for him for a couple hours. No luck.
I hear a whimper outside the window. Yep, Old Dawg.
I trapse out there and eat his butt out good. He's hurt, wags his tail but can hardly move. I picked him up and carried him in the house. I see blood on his right hip. That's all, except he can't use his left rear leg. Its saturday night at 6 PM and I know all the vets are closed. He's not bleeding to death and breathing good, so I decided to wait until today to call the vet.
I hauled him down there this morning.
Severe cut in the right upper hip area. No big deal, shave hair, suture cut.
Minor lacerations inside left upper left leg. No problem.
After xrays, we found out that the left leg was dislocated. Of course, after the vet gave him some whoopee juice, he is about as cognisense (sp)as a Sailor on Saturday night.
We tried 3 times to get the ball back into the socket, didn't work. Vet was to skinny, you have to pull hard to reduce a dislocation.
Hauled him home, try again tomorrow.
He is presently upstairs snoozing on his sleeping bag.
Vet says, the reduction usually doesn't work. it pops out again. He will then need major surgery.
Anyone want to buy a beat up old Alaskan Cub with a fresh annual? 1/2 the price of a brand new CC cub. I figure that's a hell of a deal. I may need the money.