Marty’s photo of the day #4275: Nellie hurt her left rear leg late last summer. We had the vet look at it, but she couldn’t figure out the problem without sedating Nellie for an X-ray. The injury doesn’t appear to be serious, as the only time it’s noticeable is when she gets up from a nap. She will limp for a dozen or so steps and then move normally. An X-ray could be in her future, but first Deb and I are attempting to keep Nellie calm for a week, to see if that does the trick.

Nellie totally objects to being calm, and when we go outside she’ll give me that adorable side-eye and say in the dog language, “Come on Dad! Let’s Play. I know you can’t resist the cute puppy!”

It breaks my heart not to play with her, but I must stay strong.