Thursday, June 26, 2008

Broken nail, broken soul

My poor Kipp just isn't having good luck in the pain-free department lately. On Monday he split one of his nails on his front passenger side paw right in half-horizontally. And it hurts him. He licks it constantly and limps. It looks like he has 2 nails now. One right on top of the other.


He is now confined (AGAIN!) to his crate during the day while we're at work, while Roxy is all alone outside. And it sucks for both of them. It's been no fun for anyone really. Kipp is still Kipp and wants to play, constantly. As soon as we let him out of his crate, you would think he would want to go outside to potty. Not my Kipp. He runs to the first toy he sees and drops it at our feet. He would completely play through the pain.


It's so sad because normally the routine when we get home is a little house-play while we are cooking dinner and relaxing. Then once it gets a little cooler out we hit up the park. Since he hurt himself we haven't even taken Miss Rox to the park. I feel bad leaving him at home when I know he wants to come play. But this is a nice time to work on some training. He is starting to learn some little tricks, but really, that can only keep a dog like Kipp entertained for so long. He would much rather play than learn.

So here we go again. Trying to keep Kipp chill. Yeah, riiiiiight.....

3 comments:

Samantha said...

Aww, poor Kipp. That does not sound like much fun for him at the moment. I hope his nail heals soon and so he can get back to running and playing with Rockstar again.

Anda said...

Poor Kipp, a broken nail is so painful! Hope he gets better in time for our hike! Can't wait till then!

Rockstar said...

Thanks for the well wishes you guys! Kipp is going to the vet this week where he will probably have to get it removed. Poor guy, I bet that's going to hurt. :(