Most days begin with me letting Lil out in the yard while Jake stays in bed (I think it is so funny and cute when dogs sleep in). Anyway, I generally watch Jake and Lil when they are in the yard but since Lil was totally chilled out and just milling around, I went inside to get a cup of coffee and to check my email. About five minutes later, I heard Jake bark once in his Lassie “COME QUICK” voice.
So I went to see what was up and Jake was sitting in the living room near the door to the backyard. I expected to see Lil waiting to be let in but she wasn’t there so I went outside and saw her sitting at the foot of the steps. I called her and she hobbled up the stairs.
My heart sunk. I thought: Did she injure her back? Lately Lil has started jumping off a rock ledge as part of her hunting routine. Or is this an ACL injury?
I picked Lil up to carry her into the house and then noticed a little dingle berry stuck on her behind. My heart soared! I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see a piece of poop in my life as I was in that moment.
Needless to say, I extracted the poop and all is well in our little Universe once again. 🙂