Monday, 29 July 2013

Pain and the Back Lawn

Recently Himself aka Grumpy aka Maxmillan - the breeder's husband misspelt his name when registering him and left out two 'i's, he should have been Maximillian - anyway, what was I saying...oh yes, the poor chap was recently walking on our back lawn and stood on a small shard of wood, hurting his paw. We took him to the vet to check that nothing was in his paw and telling the vet that he's now too scared to walk on the back lawn. However, his foot is fine, but he has arthritis in that leg and the vet thinks that Grumps is associating his pain with the lawn... typical!

He's now on painkillers for a week and we have to make sure he doesn't over exert himself - easier said than done. He's either asleep, or racing up the stairs barking at one of the children, or any birds who inadvertently land in our garden. I'm having to carry him up and down the stairs, which isn't too bad, but he's a heavy little devil and it doesn't help that he's impatient and can't wait for me to take tea, laundry, etc upstairs and then come back down for him. I've tried to take him up and then go back down for the tea, linen, etc, but he just races down to meet me again.

So, I'm building muscles, while he's scared of the back lawn. I'm sure we'll work it out soon...

13 comments:

Pat Posner said...

Oh, poor Grumps - and poor you, Debs, with all the carrying!

Hope Grumps gets over his back lawn phobia soon

xxPat

Georgina Troy said...

Poor Grumps, I hope he's on the mend and gets over his lawn phobia soon.

Flowerpot said...

Let's hope he recovers soon - mind yuour back Debs!

Amanda said...

Awh, I hope Grumps gets better very soon, Debs X

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Chris Stovell said...

I don't know why but my PC won't let me access this so I've come in via my iPad. Hope Grumps is feeling a little less grumpy and a lot more comfortable!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Pat, Georgina, Flowerpot, Amanda and Chris - thanks for your lovely good wishes for His Grumpiness.

I think he's slowly improving and doesn't seem to mind being carried up and down the stairs. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Oh, poor grumps - love that photo!

galant said...

Poor Grumps can now live up to his name with good cause!
Margaret P

Mama J said...

Oh no, poor Grumps. I hope he's feeling better soon, bless him.

Anita Chapman said...

Poor Grumps, hope his leg gets better very soon Debs.x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thanks Rosemary. x

galant - he certainly does!

mama j - he's a little better now, thanks.x

anita - it is a little better, thanks. x

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