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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 10:19 am
To laugh or not to laugh...

Last night we took a very quick walk in the cold. Dahlia kept wanting to cross the road and I kept telling her that it was a BAD idea because the road had been pretty clearly heavily salted. But she doesn't seem to listen to me too well (lol) and kept insisting. So I let her cross. The way over was ok because she chose a spot that wasn't too heavily salted. But then, after sniffing around over there, she wanted to cross BACK over.

Here was where we ran into a problem. After taking just a few steps into the middle of the road, Dahlia started limping. I got her to move a few more steps so that we were ALMOST to the side of the road, but then she suddenly stopped. Sat up in a sit pretty in order to hold her two front paws off the ground, and then simply flopped over and onto her back.

In the middle of the road.

So I'm trying to clean off her paws when I see a car coming and of COURSE they need to turn up the road we're on. We're RIGHT at the corner and she sees us and stops. I get Dahlia up and on her feet and she's hobbling. The woman rolls down her window and asks if she's ok, do we need a ride home or anywhere? She said she saw the dog laying down in the road and thought the worst: that she had been hit by a car.

Imagine my mortification when I had to tell the woman "Oh no, my dog is just a DRAMA QUEEN over some salt on her paws." I know it must burn, but geez louise my dog is a HUGE drama queen. I didn't even clean her paws off again when she got over to the side of the road because she was all happy and excited and wanted to go greet the nice woman. She went bounding up to her without a bit of a limp in her gait.

Oh Dahlia. *headdesk* I guess on the good side I don't have to worry about her never showing pain? I mean, she's a drama queen about a little bit of salt. Can you imagine how she'd be if she REALLY hurt?

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raynedanser
raynedanser
She That Dances in the Rain
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)

Oh jeez!! I'm trying not to giggle. Really.

Can you get her little booties, maybe?


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)

I did get booties! But she really didn't seem to like them much and they're SUCH a pain to put on. Her feet are fine most of the walk but if she crosses a recently salted road it can hurt. I think it just burns a bit and she's a HUGE drama queen about it.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)

I know! I can't imagine what she would say. LOL


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remix22
remix22
lindsay
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)

She needs some of these...

But, no, seriously... maybe a pair of Muttluks?

Edited at 2011-01-17 03:36 pm (UTC)


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)

We did get her a pair of basic booties but she was none too fond of them. I haven't wanted to put out the money for them because it seems like it bothers her only occasionally.

I'm thinking that it's time to break out the Bag Balm and see if that makes a difference.


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remix22
remix22
lindsay
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)

Musher's Secret isn't as greasy as bag balm... In case you're worried about it making a mess.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)

Nah I'm not worried about it. I found it didn't really make much of a mess and we usually just put it on right before she heads out for a walk.


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remix22
remix22
lindsay
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)

Ooooh that makes sense then, then. I always put it on after a walk, so that's why I mentioned it.


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ichbinkelsey
ichbinkelsey
(picnic, lightning)
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)

I really love Musher's Wax, and it doesn't wear off like Bag Balm.


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harnessphoto
harnessphoto
harnessphoto
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)

Definitely laugh. Glad there are people out there who would stop to help if there had been an emergency.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)

I know! This is the second time I've had someone stop when she's done this and offer help, rides home, whatever. I feel so silly when I have to tell them "no she's fine."

On time someone stopped on a walk on the Erie Canal because she thought something horrible had happened to her. And this was NOT in winter. Dahlia? She just wanted a damned belly rub and I felt SO SILLY explaining to the woman that in the middle of walks my dog will just roll over for a belly rub!


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anobjectinspace
anobjectinspace
Topher
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)

You. Must. Film. This.

Funniest thing ever.

Holly is a big drama queen too. When we lived with my granny she wasn't allowed on the furniture, but after she was neutered she kept getting up on my granny's chair when we were out of the room, then when we got back she'd just roll over and point her stitches and her woeface at us.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)

Dahlia is the saddest sad dog ever. Some day I WILL get this on film but it usually happens when I'm out on walks in bad weather and without my camera!


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yesididit
yesididit
yesididit
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)

*grins*


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)

LOL doggies are so silly aren't they?


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yesididit
yesididit
yesididit
Tue, Jan. 18th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)

and we love them all the more for it!


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twilight_79
twilight_79
twilight
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)

Drama llama! Love it.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)

She is a TOTAL drama llama!


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collie222
collie222
Kat
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)

Love. her. so. much.

:)


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)

She's such a silly silly girl. I just adore her!


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