Recently, my Blue Healer, Bianca, decided she was going to jump the fence. We’ve had such a problem with her doing that. We’ve even considered doing an extension on the fence to keep her inside before she got hit by a car. Needless to say, we are too late.
We’d let the dogs out one evening and about fifteen minutes later, I heard a knock at the door. I opened it to find Bianca tapping on it with her paw. She’s so smart, too smart for her own good, if you ask me! I opened the door to let her in and noticed she was limping.
Upon further inspection, we discovered her belly was raw and her hind leg and paw were bleeding so the next afternoon we took her to the vet. The vet determined Bianca had probably chased a car and lost the battle. The belly was road rash and it appeared she’d injured her leg in the chase. The good news was, the car obviously slowed down when the dog jumped out to attack it, otherwise, she would have suffered much more damage, if not death.
That night, Bianca was standing next to me at my desk. Her foot was on the floor and her ears were perked up as I spoke to her. When I heard my son pulling into the drive, her ears slowly went down and her hurt leg slowly rose up. By the time my son had made it inside, she was gimpy and in so much pain.
Suffice to say Bianca was milking it for all it was worth. She felt better after a couple of doggy cookies later, though. Like I said, “Too smart for her own good.”