The snow was fairly deep too and with the melting was kinda slick. These trails are pretty rocky so you weren't sure where you were walking.
Of course Teach and Gabe excited to see each other and played a game of chase and tag.
We hiked up the trail to a big field so they could run and play to their hearts content (and also took a pause for a photo shoot on the picnic table).
And of course with all the fun we had someone had to end up hurt. That would be Teach. It was this time last year, in the almost same conditions that Teach came up lame on his back left leg. I never saw him take a false step through all the playing and trotting/running ahead. He came home and crashed on the couch, woke up for dinner and was 3-legged. Poor guy!! So its crate rest and leash walks for us for a while. I'm going to give it to the weekend and see how he is before we head to the vet.
The same thing happened last year (Tails of Limping) and they never did determine what went wrong. Even x-rays didn't show anything (other than his knee caps riding too high on both hind legs). So he may have dislocated that knee cap and it popped right back into place and strained that ligament/tendon. But that strain won't show up on a x-ray.
There is a dog show I was entering him in at the end of February (same one as last year) so I hope we're sound for it. We would be going for his last leg on his Rally Excellent Title.
So that is our mischief for the weekend. Poor Teach!!