Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shadow’s Paw

Shadow’s sprained his paw. The same paw that was injured the day he had come to live with us.

If there was any residual weakness, it was imperceptible. All his wounds and his injured paw had healed pawfectly over the last few months and he has been a very busy, bouncy pup.


In fact, too busy and bouncy for his own good, I think.

I mean, does he have to growl at that leaf rustling against the window pane and stalk that tiny little inconsequential fly on the remotest corner of the ceiling?

For Dog’s sakes, they are not intruders!

We would know. We are Labradawgs, the official sniffers of Dogdom, aren’t we?


But no!

He always insists on checking each and every sound or movement till he has satisfied himself that the perimeter is clear!


I try to ignore his distress calls, especially when they are at snooze time. But then, you can’t really let your puppy brother get into trouble, can you?

What if there really is an intruder?

Most times, I make the perfunctory check and go back to snoozing while he continues his investigations!

So it is little wonder he has sprained his paw again!


We don’t exactly know how it happened. It may have been last evening, when he was after that old lizard that lives behind one of the pictures on our living room wall.








I tried telling Shadow he is just wasting his time.

Mr, Liz NEVER gets down from his lofty abode. However nicely and however many times you ask, he just doesn’t like to make friends.

I know, because I have been trying to convince him (without success, obviously or you would have heard of it!) to get down for nearly two years now.


But Shadow wouldn’t listen to me.

Sigh! Why do Puppies always think they know better?




And then of course, there was this squirrel this morning.

Shadow zoomed past us right after it, flying over a huge big hole, landed on a pebble bed and almost fell over himself!

Not to be deterred, he immediately bounced back on his paws and zoomed off after that squirrel again!

I was in hot pursuit too but as usual, it just climbed up a tree! How unfair!


Anyway, Shadow came back a little tired and we noticed he was limping.

Mummy was terribly worried and fussed over him no end. But he himself seemed absolutely unbothered and after his bath and breakfast, was up to his antics again!


We are worried on his behalf.

We think he should rest his paw and not bounce about or play much. After all we are much heavier than him and might just injure him inadvertently.

But it is very difficult to convince him to sleep or at least, sit and read. He insists on keeping himself busy!

Right now, he seems rather glum that we have decided to snooze instead of taking part in his numerous games.

We don’t like to see him sad.

But then, it is all for his own good.







Kari in WeHo said...

Get better soon Shadow!


Mariodacat said...

I do hope Shadow's paw gets better soon. It's no fun having an owie on the paw.

Benny and Lily said...

poor baby. Hope its better
Benny & Lily

Kelly said...

Those are really cute photos of Shadow barking at the window! He reminds me SO much of my Alice!!

I hope his paw is feeling better very soon!

The Teacher's Pets said...

When I read about the lizard who lives behind your picture frame I totally forgot about that you live in India! Yikes, I can now see why your pups would be barking at the lizard b/c "he" must be fun to try to catch!
I hope Shadow starts feeling better and will at least rest his foot so that he will heal it quickly!

the booker man said...

howdy buddy!

well, my big sis asa is woofin' that she totally understands what you mean about tryin' to keep tabs on your little bro shadow. i have NO IDEA what she's woofin' about, but i do hope that shadow takes a little time out to relaxify and let his ouchie paw heal!!

the booker man

scotsmad said...

We can NEVER get those lizards either! But we keep trying. Hope Shadow's paw heals soon. Sounds like he is a typical puppy.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Buddy, you are a good big brother to be concerned about little Shadow. We hope his paw is better soon - that little guy has so much energy!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Poor Shadow!
I hope he gets better soon!
I guess he takes his duties very seriously!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Chewy said...

oh no! I hope shadow feels better soon!


Teddy Bear said...

We hope Shadow gets better soon.

Teddy Bear

Priscilla said...

Get well soon, Shadow!!!
I like to growl at that leaf rustling in my yard because it's noisy. The fly always disturbs me when I'm half asleep and I'll never let any Mr. or Miss Liz pass through in front of my eyes, so don't worry Shadow, you're not alone. We are doggies that pay all our attention to every single thing no matter big or small.
~ Eva

Maggie and Mitch said...

Poor Shadow. He just wants to have fun! We hope you feel better soon, Shadow!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sarge said...

Hey Shadow!
Wow, having a paw on the fritz is no good. I don't blame you a bit for all the chasing and running around...this is our job! I do this for every sound and movement too. Anyway, best to let your peeps pamper you a little so you can get healed up and back to business. Sending you my bestest healing thoughts. Take care!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

snoopydog said...

Oh dear Shadow. Sorry to hear you have a poorly paw. Hope it's feeling much better very soon. Ros and Oscar

jabblog said...

Poor Shadow! Pups are like human pups, they just don't understand resting;-)