Boomer is a back left leg amputee and the other day in was heartbreaking for me to watch him. He had an itch on the left side of his head and neck. He was sitting there leaned over on his back right leg and his whole body was moving trying to use the leg that is no longer there to get a good scratch. (Yes, I went over and scratched his head and neck for him all the way down his left side.) This was the first time he has done this and I think it was then I really realized the poor guy does have some challenges that he won’t be able to overcome.
Then yesterday, he came up the stairs. (He has been doing this because he likes to eat with the pack.) He almost rolled down the stairs falling because MB Gilligan pushed him trying to get through and then MB Sammy thought it would be fun to go after Boomer because he was in such a compromised position trying to keep from rolling/falling down the stairs. Amber caught Boomer before he fell and I scolded the 2 MB’s for being bullies. They promptly put me in the people house for reprimanding them. But today I am out of the people house and peace is restored. We have blocked the stairs again so Boomer can’t go up them and we are feeding Sunshine and Boomer together in the entrance room. The MBs dine together in the kitchen.
Guess it isn’t just these beautiful, resilient, wonderful Tripawds that have to recover but their pawrents too from the heartaches of setbacks and realizations of limitations and the knowledge of what the future may bring for their precious furry babies.
It is wonderful to have all of the pawrents and tripods to recover with.
Thanks to everyone.