October was a month to forget this year, disaster followed disaster and everyone we spoke to seemed to be having the same bad luck. Injuries, illness and accidents seemed to befall everyone we know.
On the 5th Mike fell and broke his ankle in two places feeding Bosko in the rain, he spent two days in Sligo hospital and came home after an op to fit it all back together with pins and plates.
So it was a wheelchair and walking frame and when the stitches came out a rigid fiberglass cast was put on instead of the bandage. The cast was a nightmare causing his leg to swell and bruise even more so it was back to the hospital and a moon boot was put on… at least we could get it off now and again to let it breath.
Then to end the month Jake broke his leg colliding with Jess in the garden running round in the dark.
It was off to the vets the next morning and an xray showed a break just over the knee joint. No op though thank goodness as he is young enough to heal without surgery, just two weeks cage rest till the next xray ….. Cage rest!…..what a joke… border collies don’t do cage rest….. so he hops round happily in the garden on three legs but no walks.