Paul and I received a sports video camera for Christmas from his parents. You can wear it on your head and take video as your are biking, running, riding the horses, etc. I saw many people wearing these at the NYC Marathon, and thought they were pretty cool.
So on Christmas Day Paul set off to go for a run to try it out.
Scooter loves running, so of course he went with him.
We had a couple of inches of snow on the ground that had fallen during the night. Not much on the roads, but Paul and Scooter were hitting the trails on our place, where there was more snow.
As Paul was running, he heard a crunch, and realized he'd stepped on some glass.
He didn't think much about it, but a few minutes later he saw blood all in the snow.
Turns out Scooter had hit the glass (Paul later went back and found it - it was a very old bottle) and cut his paw severely.
They came back of course.
Our back porch is covered with footprints like these:
So off to the emergency vet ER with Scooter.
Thankfully, they are open on holidays. We have long been a customer there. In fact, in their database we are customer number 68. Out of some 60,000. They thought it was funny.
Scooter had cut a tendon and an artery.
It's good we got him in.
He got good loopy drugs and 6 stitches.
And a bandage that he promptly removed himself when we got home.
See the stitches, just above the pad?
Anyhow, because a tendon was cut, Scooter is supposed to stay quiet for 3-4 WEEKS.
Yeah, pretty sure that they didn't take the 'border collie effect' into consideration when they made that recommendation!
You never heard such big baby crying when he doesn't get to go outside to join in running and sledding.
Hope he survives.
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