I think my Sonic is very clumsy, I don't know why. He seems to rub butter on his all four paws. Since he was a puppy, whenever he race after a toy, he seems to fell over or roll over. I have noticed that from a very young age but I put it down as he is not steady on his legs yet. As time goes by ... this hasn't change. He is agile and yet clumsy! He loves to dash for a ball. I have learned from his daddy Sing, I seldom chuck the ball in the air now, it's always low. Everytime when he dash for the ball, he either slipped or did a tumble. I sometimes wonder why he dislike the pipe tunnel, it could be when he ran into the slight bend pipe tunnel, he actually tumbled all the way through.
I've also noticed that he actually have a better balance on an uneven surface than a flat surface. How weird! I guess the early co-balance exercises must have help. One good thing though, he is such a tough little guy, just like his daddy.
Just recently (over two weeks now), I've noticed that he lifted his back right leg every now and then when we go into the garden. The first time, he lifted his leg was just over two weeks ago, he came off the Dog Walk in his speedy self and then quickly, he limped with three legs. I stopped there and then, gave him Arnica and Loxicom for a week, do nothing but just walking. He seems ok. No more issue; then this morning, I took him out to the garden for a weave practice, he walked down where the DW lies, he suddenly lifted the same back leg again, it was exactly the same place where he last lifted the leg. I quickly check over and cannot find anything. We did a quick weave and he was absolutely fine but I stop at one.
Later, in the late afternoon, after Colin finihsed mowing the lawn, I let him out, he ran down a different path of the garden. After cocking his leg, he suddenly gone three legs again! I called him in and he ran into the house like nothing has happened. I've checked all his pad and cannot find anything. I am not sure if that looks like a strain muscle or something stuck into his pad? Really worrying! I know they tend to get a lot of grass seed stuck in between the long coat but I can't find anything! Grrr ...
But one good news, we have his hip scored result back, 2/3! WooHoo! And his sister Brooke had her hip scored done at the same time, her result is 3/3! Double WooHoo! I am so proud! Hopefully, this is a big improvement towards my future healthy breeding!
Sonic is having a ball. Thanks Rosie for this fantastic picture, just captured the naughty side of him!