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Friday, August 8, 2008

Workout Partner

My workout partner has returned home.  For those who didn't know he has a birth defect of a malformed right radius.  It is convex when it should be concave to match up with the wrist bone.  This causes a very loose joint which easily slips out of place like this x-ray shows causing, swelling, pain, and eventually destruction of the cartilage in the joint.  He has been back at the breeder's house for the past 6 weeks but has been doing real well so we decided to keep him and see how things go.  He's a trooper and doesn't whine or complain about his pain. I'm glad to have him back.  

Here is Blitz.  My 4 1/2 month old German Shepherd.  What a stud


TexasPatrick said...

Beautiful Dog. I love german shepherds. We had one as a kids. About the only dog I've loved more is a collie we have right now. She's a super sweetie.

JAK said...

Thanks TP.

There is just something about man's best friend.

Dan said...

Congrats buddy.

Although he lost his mowhawk ears and they're standing up a little more on their own... you sure you got the same dog???

Glad to see he's home.

Diana N said...

What a lovely dog =) it's such a shame he is sick =(