Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I Have a Boo Boo, but Nothing Too Serious

OK, don't freak out because I am not really hurt too bad. But I have a very sore leggie which has curtailed my mastiff fun times and worried momma. Sigh. I am not sure what is wrong, but it hurts to put my large and not built to walk on three leggies self upright on my leggie.

Getting up and down the stairs to the yard is the hardest part. I fell down once, but I am very brave and refuse to let anybody help me. Momma always holds her breath because she says I go down like an aircraft carrier. I do indulge her a bit going up and let her hoist my back end.

As you can see, once I am on level ground, I can hobble about and my hiney looks nice and square.

Of course there isn't much to do that doesn't involve walking and moving. Thanks goodness I have at least one activity that I can enjoy lying down. It isn't easy for a full sized doggie to have a sore leg. Not like I can walk around on three legs. Just not built for it.

I was totally pissed when I discovered that Momma took PeeWee to Good Citizen skool in my place. He is no way a good citizen and doesn't deserve to consume my stash of hot dogs.

Look at him all smirking and sending me a digital neener neener. And you can see in the far right hand corner my girlfriend Greta the dobie who sings a duet with me at skool. I understand she was not in full voice without me to harmonize.

Can't imagine what wore him out so much. All he did was stays and recalls. Oh yeah, and he totally failed the greet somebody else walking their dog exercise. Seems he just couldn't keep his labrabutt on the ground. Humph.

For now, I am taking some medicines called Tramadol and getting lots of rest. Momma can't detect any especially sore spots, swelling, or odd angles. She says I am a little better but I still cry sometimes. That's really just a trick of mine to get cuddles which are the best medicine of all.

Momma made a little video to show you that I am not really badly off and also for all you armchair clinicians to diagnose. You can watch it here.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Kari in WeHo said...

I sure hope your leg feels all better soon!


Anonymous said...

Mi bee so soz yoo has a boo boo Mr Mango, Mi bruvver Richie getz prob wivs his legs butt he iz teensi next too yoo.
I hopes yoo getz better soon

3 doxies said...

What on earth did you do to your leggie?
As an armchair clinician, I would prescribe kool-aid and cheeto's...and then a beer to wash it down. Actually, maybe your mom needs da beer.


The Paw Relations said...

We hope that your leg feels much better soon!

Raising Addie said...

Sorry to see that you are not feeling well Mango. We have all paws crossed that you get better real soon.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Gus said...

Dear Mango...we are not good at long distance clinical diagnosis, but we agree with you that cuddles are the best medicine.


Mack said...

Could it be Arfritis? We sure do hope it gets better real soon!


Hey Mr Mango...
Please get better are our hero!...and we don't like it when your leg hurts.

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

I'm sorry your leggie is sore...

If I was there, I would let you lean on me when you go down the stairs...Not sure I would be much help or there would be much left of me after it was over, but I could try...BOL

Looks like your Mom is taking good care of you...Feel better soon...

Abby xxxooo

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh Mango ... totally understand how you feel (I did walk on 3 paws a couple weeks ago). I just avoid steps and bark to be carried. Sending you lots of my Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Team Beaglebratz said...

We du hopez u iz feelin'better soon - we don't want u tu haf tu miss any more skool an'miss out on your treatz.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Jen said...

Hugs from all of us!! Sophie especially knows about sore legs and she says she wouldn't wish that on anyone!!
Hope you feel better SOON!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

The Heartbeats said...

Mango, you and Calhoun were cut from the same cloth! There just wasn't as much cloth leftover for Calhoun. He gets sore legs from time to time too. He feels better after cuddles. Just be pitiful and your Mom will totally fall for it....

Momma Heartbeat

Jen said...

I watched your video just now, and he moves like Sophie does on her good days. :( She has, of course hip dysplasia (have you had Mango checked for hips?? I doubt it's that, as he looks lovely and square in the hind end), but, Sopher also had a partial ACL tear in the spring which has caused some of the stiff kneed action. For her, silly labradog it was falling in a gopher hole while running that did it. For a partial, all I could do was crate rest- if had been full, surgery would have been the recommendation. It's possible he's torn some ligaments. Or, it's possible it's just a bit of a strain that needs rest. Really, your best option for treatment at this point is likely crate rest. And, perhaps a vets opinion if it lingers too long.
Sorry Mango!!

Jen and the black dog crew again

jen said...

Oh No Mango!!!
You need lots of rest and love from your mom and your brother!
I hope you feel better soon, and if you need something we'll come over and be your nurses!
Sometimes the bones of a big guy like you just need a break, and a massage:)

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Feel better soon, Mango!
That's no fun at all :(

BRUTUS said...

Ruh Roh! So sorry to hear you have leggie sickies! And Dexter is just kicking you while you're down, isn't he?? Where is the dignity in the world these days??

Hoping you are your spry, springy (BOL) self again soon, Mango!
Brutus & Carmen

Raymond and Busby said...

Poor Mango Man! We're sorry you have an injury. We hope that you heal up quickly from whatever this mystery boo boo is. We suppose lots of rest is the best thing for you, we hope Dexter lets you have some peace and quiet. We're sending purrs from California.

Tucker said...

Oh no! The big dog leg ouchies are terrible. I do hope you feel better soon Mango.

I can't walk on 3 legs either.

woof - Tucker

Priscilla said...

Poor Mango, I hope you feel much better by now and your leg doesn't trouble you much by now.

Just tell your mom that you need a good rest!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Get well soon. We can't have Mr. Mango all sore!!! Be sure to check out our blog today....We met, sniffed and petted a Brindle Mango doppelganger at the expo.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Sewmouse said...

I am not a vet, and I don't play one on TV either - but watching the video, it looks as if Mango feels ouchie (see what I mean about not-a-vet) right when his foot hits the stair/ground.

I'm sure you've checked between the pads of his toes for foreign (or domestic) objects?

Kili purrs for Mango to get better

rottrover said...

Hey Mango!

Sorry you're hurting, Buddy. Your hips look fine in video, but I have had the torn ACL and you're walking like me. I hope you just strained a leg-a-ment while dancing...or maybe it was flying to Florida. Rest, cuddle and feel better soon. Maybe Momma can take you to the OT lady and you can get corn-husked and butter knifed!!

Feel better soon - Gizmo

Frankie Furter said...

Hope you are better SOON.
Did your momma furget about that GRRRRREAT RAMP that she got JUST FOR YOU???? You could use it to get to your yard.

pam said...

Oh poor Mango. We hopes you get all better soon. And please don't cry. Mommy is sitting here cryin just reading that you were cryin.

Bobo and Meja

Corbin said...

I think you're faking so that your mom will take pictures of your butt!!!
ps. in all seriousness, I hope you feel better soon and it's just a sore muscle and nothing long-term!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We hopes your leg feels better real soon, Mango!! That's terrible of Dexter to tease you digitally!!

Happy Wednesday!
Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

El'bow and Hauwii said...

poooor mango!

El'bow & Hauwii

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We were also thinking it could be a nail or pad problem. Or maybe something in the knee joint. Hope some rest and cuddles make you feel better, Mango.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Randi said...

Oh No Mango! you think your kneecap slipped a bit? Maybe overstretched a ligament? Are there any sores on your tosies? Is your hock feeling wobbly?

Tramadol is best for now to take off the pain & maybe if its not better soon - some Rimadyl to ease the inflammation....I hate all those drugs..but sometimes they are needed..

I'm sending you lots of healing vibes & lots more vibes to your little Bro Dexter that he stays nice & calm around tricking you into doing zoomies around the yard.

Oh...I think you should have master build you a ramp...Stairs are for overacheivers if you ask me...Why put forth all that effort when a ramp would get you where you need to go?

Love & Licks,

ps..HI MY LITTLE CUBLET!!!! Sorry - I've been busy with my own hurty little bro...

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hope you feel better soon, Mango. Tucker was on tramadol for a while too but we had to upgrade him to metacam. Tramadol is safer, according to my wife.

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Mango Man,

Make sure that you have your vet check you knee area for any issues with your ligament. These symptoms sound VERY similar to what Mr. Magoo went through a few months ago.

Feel better!!!!

Niamh said...

We are sorry to hear about your sick leg Mango. It is awful that Dexter tried to take your place at CGC class. Rest up and we hope your leg will be back to full strength soon.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

HoundDogMom said...

Mango, we hope you get to feeling better. We are hoping maybe you just sprained it. You walk like our sister Tabby did, hers was a lot worst (torn legament). She had surgery and was good as new. But we think if Mom does all the things the vet man says and gives you lots of love and doggie rubbies you will be good as new. The Hounddogs

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh poor you. How on earth did you hurt it? We do hope you feel better soon Mango.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Oh poor Mango. Are you sure it isn't your hip or spine causing the problem? Have you had any x-rays yet? Might want to get checked out, could even be your knee area. Hope you are feeling better real soon.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Anonymous said...

More Mango, I hope your mama's medicine helps and you feel like your old self soon.

That must have sucked staying home while Dexter got to go out and have fun. If you take it easy and heal up, maybe you'll get to go to the next one!

brooke said...

Poor Mango! It's so sad to see a big dog hobbling like that. Hopefully it just needs rest to heal up again!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I was thinking Labradorkgoonskhwad hit BUT I'm beginning to think it had something to do with something broad and beastie and from DaBurgh

PeeEssWoo: Any exkhuse fur the nursie outfit AND the smoothie machine

violett said...

Oh mango, my friend! What must I read there?
I am sorry that you have pains. I hope, it soon goes well to you again and you are healthy.
My mummy has has not read a few days in the Blogs. She said, she has no time.
How this should become only if in 2days the Hoover-baby is here. Whether does she still see me then?
You see, I also suffer.
Lots of love

Minna Krebs said...

Mango Man! This is very disturbing news.
Did you strain one of your relentlessly huge muscles??? I hope you get to feeling better with da quickness!! (You can't let Labradude totally replace you in school, ya know)


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Big Me's :(

Me's sad and me hope yous feel better soon you hear

Now.. me here if yous need to talk 'bout 'dat Big Adventure infiltrating his way into yous skool and stuffs..
You know... me's can hop on plane and always fill in for yous since we's do look 'da same and alls..
'dat way Big Adventures not trying to take overs yous life..

Me's sending yous healing vibes

Laters Big me's
Yous Mini Selfs
Anakin Man

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope your leg feels better soon, Mango. You don't look good walking on 3 legs!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Maggie Mae said...


I am sending you da puppy prayers to helps you feel better soon.

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Mango you poor big baby. You take your medicine and get lots of rest
Benny & Lily

Marjie said...

I started to get the limping problem, and my momma started giving me "glucosamine with chondroitin" which is a fancy pants name for "Peanut Butter Sandwiches Every Night!" Demand that of your momma, too. I guarantee Pee Wee will be jealous and will not go to Good Citizen Skool any more because it will be obvious that jealous citizens are not good citizens.

And I hope your leg heals quickly, buddy. It's bad for us full sized doggies to lose mobilities.


Anonymous said...

Ah Mango! I'm so sorry you have a hurt leg :( No fun! I'm wishin and wishin and wishin and wishin and wishin and I'll keep wishin till it gets better! Yup!

Waggin at ya,

Jen said...

Sorry to have mentioned the dreaded ACL.... I didn't figure it out until a friend watched Soph walk and said "By the way, what's up with her knee?!?". Anyway, it might be nothing, and it likely is best to know, right?? And, well, I used a crate cuz Sophie's a nutjob labby... I am sure that Mango is far more reasonable in his energetic pursuits and willing to listen to "Stay on your cushion!! Rest!!" then Sophie ever was!!
Anyway, sending the healing vibes from us over here at the Black Dog Crew!


Wild Dingo said...

OMD! Tramadol is like the HARD core stuff! you lucky devil. Have a good trip on it dude! don't hog all the munchies...

hope your owie feels better soon.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Now Mango...I've done my nursing diagnosis and careplan;

Potential for Skin Breakdown due to Decreased Mobility...

So...I will be right up there with a hooge size of Alpha Keri lotion for your massage....

I'll do your bath first...can smell ya though the puter and you've refoosed AM care two days in a row now...


Lacie Cakes Student Nurse

Pee ess...I'm limpin' on the same leggie

Peppy Sheppys said...

Poor Mango! Your momma should probably carry you everywhere. Including in class. You could probably do very well if she could keep her focus around other dogs and treats.

Sheps w/Pep

Anonymous said...

Awww...Mango! I'm very much sorry to hear of your recent leg woes. I sure hopes you get feeling better soon. But, um, you might just keep up that limping thing even after you feel betters just in case your momma isn't tired of fussing over you and stuff. You it for her.

I'm sending you lots of brindle wishes to gets better soon. (And you KNOW brindle wishes are the most pawerful there are!)

Wiggles & Wags,

Clive said...


Hope you are feeling much better soon!

take care
Clive and Murray

houndstooth said...

Ouch! Has your mom checked your feet for corns on your pads or cracked nails? We have our paws crossed that you're feeling better soon!


doyle and mollie said...

man you copying me or something... i had exactly the same thing last weekend but i seem to have come right now hope its not a major - loves and licks xxx

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Well, shoot, Mango - that sucks. We're sure your momma is getting you top notch medical care, so we can only wish you a speedy recovery. Maybe the Mango Momma could get you one of those doggie strollers so she can push you to all your skools without your having to actually walk. And our cousin Pretty Girl would make a much calmer nurse than the Beastie :D Besides, Pretty Girl is big enough to sit on you to make you stay down, should you feel an unaccustomed need for vigorous activities.

Maybe a nice hot, wet compress on your achey bits would help?

Jed & Abby

Agatha and Archie said...

HOLD HOLD IT DO NOT DRINK THAT SMOOTHIE THAT SHE MADE......oh dear too late...I think it was triple potion... LACIE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Love Nurse Aggie

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I hope your leggie feels better soon. Maybe you could convince your Mom to get you a stroller, so you don't miss out on key activities. We haven't had to take Tramadol, but TaiChi told us that it was pretty potent stuff - we hope it makes you feel better soon. (Especially since we can't bear to think of the RH crying.) I think you should get hotdogs to help you mend faster. I'm just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Two Pitties in the City said...

We do hope you're feeling better soon. I love your bee costume. I know they probably don't make things for dogs your size; are you shopping in the little kids' department?

Lorenza said...

I really hope your leg gets better soon, Mango!
I don't like to know you are in pain!
Please, take care!
Kisses and hugs

Jazzi said...

So sorry about the leg. I sure hope it fells better really fast like yesterday!! BOL Take it easy there Bud!! Glad that you and Pee Wee are in the christmas exchange.Check my blog ok?


Noah the Airedale said...

Aww mate, we're both in the wars. Hope your ouchie goes away soon. Sending airezen your way buddy. Don't let the labradude get to ya matie.

Noah x

monica said...

hope you get better soon Mango - you sure are right that us big guys need all our 4 legs!

The Thuglets said...

OMD..Mango you must be hurtin to take Tramadol! We sure hope you are soon mended.

It was good of Pee Wee to take your place at the class, but you'll soon be back thereshowing em all how its done!

Big Huge Get Well Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Anonymous said...

I'm going to jump in with - how are his hips? My Jarly had the same problem a while ago - suddenly painful, out of nowhere, and it's the hips.

Assuming you've already had that checked?

We've had good luck with meloxicam.

Chester said...

No digital neener, neener here Mango. I hope your relentlessly huge buttockial region feels better soon.

My labradorkial face will be frownin' until I hear/see that you are back to your usual antics.

Woofs and dorky slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

1000 Goldens said...

Oh Mango, we are so sorry that you are hurting and Dexter had the nerve to take over your good citizen class. Not fair! Take care buddy and we hope you're on the mend soon.

Oskar said...

Mr. Mango Man we hope your leg gets all better really soon!

Nubbin wiggles,

Becky said...

Is it his hip instead of his leg? Hope Mango feels better soon!