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I went to the basement office yesterday morning to check email. The next thing I heard was a few thumps and the GSOD. Rusty was at the bottom screaming and holding his front leg up. I calm him down and DH carried him back upstairs. He would not walk on it at all. Called the vet she, wants him to come in for x-rays. She wants to rule out tumors and cancer (he is 13). We couldn't get in until 4:30. so my poor boy limped around never putting any weight on the leg.


Get to vet. Good news, no cancer. Bad news, his leg is broke. He is in a splint for 6 weeks. :(


This couldn't have happened in June, he had to do it in January when the temp is -16 this morning.

Jodie D (hope to have another grey name her soon)
Missing my Bridge Babies:
Rusty (Cut a Rusty) 10/18/95-06/09/09
Solo (Tali Solo Nino) 01/10/98-03/25/10
Franny (Frohmader) 02/28/04-08/31/17

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I'm so sorry, extra hugs and scritches. :grouphug

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~ Forever and Always missing and loving Steak, Carmen, Ivy, Isis, and Madi.
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That is terrible! Maybe there is some advice from others getting aoround on a splint in the snow and ice.

"To err is human, to forgive, canine" Audrey, Nova, Cosmo and Holden in NY - Darius and Asia you are both irreplaceable and will be forever in my heart beatinghearts.gif
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Oh no.


Sending big hugs for yourself and Rusty. Poor bug.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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poor baby! get well soon Rusty!



that's is one of my absolut nightmare.. Tuffy does not go down in the basement, it's a steep staircase... but I always think about that sometimes..


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Ohh Jodie, I'm so sorry to hear Rusty broke his leg. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Give that handsome man a kiss on the nose from me.

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I am sorry to hear about Rusty's break but very happy it's not the dreaded 'C' word! I hope he recovers quickly.

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aww Rusty! :kiss2 Sorry about the brokeleg, but sooo glad that it isn't recnac :nod that would be waaay worse, buddy!

So anyhoo, how about calling on Hilda (pipi5) she broke a LOT of things, and I'm knot sayin she's OLD or anything, I mean I personally don't have any knowledge of her age, but I'm just sayin..........<insert putfootinmouth emoticon>

Hilda might have some good advice for you.

I am old, but have knot broke anything. yet.





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Oh my Rusty I am sorry you broke your leg. You are a senior member of the Fawn Club.

Mom says she has seen the CleanBreakCastProtectors and they are fantastic.

(www.cleanbreakprotector.com) It would help keep your cast dry.







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Just for grins, here are some reasons it's a good thing he did it now in the dead of winter:

- cold keeps swelling down

- misery loves company, esp when it's -16 outside and you have to potty out there

- he won't be looking to run and romp in the yard when he's supposed to be taking it easy


I'm sorry it happened.....but it's great news it's not cancer! :)


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