Unlucky break

With as many dogs, people and livestock around as we have, there’s always something to go wrong. This time the unlucky critter was Jack, my main border collie working dog. 

While moving cattle home the other evening, he nipped at a calf to keep it moving. Unfortunately, the calf kicked back and stepped on his foot, fracturing two bones in one of his hind legs. A vet visit and a splint later, he is resting comfortably. The break does not look severe and should heal well if all goes as planned. The next challenge will be to keep him from using it too much before it is healed. He is under house arrest for the most part, although I have been giving in and giving him the odd ride in the side by side.

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