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Monday, March 31, 2008
On saturday, Bosley and I were walking back home from our hike in the coulees and I thought I noticed him limping ever so slightly. I figured he had got a burr in his foot, because he had them stuck all over his fur. We got home and I checked - no burr. His leg seemed better during the afternoon, but by the evening he had an obvious limp. All yesterday he was limping around. I could not find any swollen or warm areas on the leg that seems to be bothering him. I have been keeping him quiet and making him rest and he seems quite annoyed that I am leashing him to take him to the backyard to potty. I kept him crated all day today when I was at work and his limp seems less pronounced right now, but he had a quick potty break and I made him lay down again so he hasn't been walking on it much. He is still acting as goofy as ever and is trying to tease Maggie so that she will wrestle with him but there is definitely something wrong. Hopefully it is just a strain and not an issue with his elbow (which is quite common in Bernese). From everything I read, elbow problems usually show up by a year old, so hopefully that is not what it is. Sure, Maggie is almost better and Bosley is hurt.