The other night as I was bringing the dogs in the bedroom to go to sleep Sean mentioned to me that Cooter was limping. I didn't think much of it. Our dogs play pretty rough, and I thought maybe one of them bit him, or he stepped on something....I really didn't think about it again...until.....The next day we went on our regular 2 mile run and I noticed he was limping again!
When I got in to the office (where he spends the day under my deks) I carefully looked over each leg, paw, and hip. There was no soreness and no tenderness at all. I was hoping it was just a fluke.
The next day we went on another 2 mile run, and there was that limp again. I stopped on the sidewalk and made him lay down, and this is what I saw...a small little crack.....
I gave him a day break and put some ointment in the crack last night. This morning he came with me and we did our usual 2 mile run. He was fine, seemed happy, alert, ran fast, but there was that darn limp!
We are 3 days away from our 5k race. Now I feel like maybe he shouldn't run it? Maybe we could go slow? I am going to give him the next few days off. And not take him out on the concrete at all. I am also going to go get some liquid bandage and apply it to the crack.
Darn it....Injuries suck! My injuries, Cooter's injuries....I hate being sidelined. And I feel like Cooter and I have been working hard this month, and we are getting faster...then this happens!!!