There is nothing sadder than a limping dog

IMG_4578Last night on our walk Monty flopped over on his back, as he often does, to roll around on the dirt and gravel. He got up and limped a couple steps. Jeff stopped him to check his paw, and a small rock fell out from between his toes, but he didn’t stop limping.

He didn’t lose any gusto, Monty LOVES his walks. You should have saw Jeff try to hold him back after a beaver smacked his tail at us just a few feet off shore!

But he won’t be taking that walk today. He’s still limping! His toes and foot look fine, but he seems to be sore on the back of his leg, just above his “ankle” (whatever you call that in a canine).

He isn’t whining or showing any signs of pain, other than not wanting to be touched there and his limp, so I guess we’ll wait for a day to see how he recoups or if he’ll need a vet trip.

Spring update

The ice went on the lake yesterday, just about 14 hours after the Yukon River went out in Dawson City, Yukon! 😂

Monday was so warm, I worked half the day on the deck and royally sunburned my arms, feet, legs, scalp, face. Worth it though, the sun felt fantastic!

The spring peepers are singing at night, and the loons started singing yesterday. We’ve seen two muskrats on our walks in the last week, a beaver last night, a loon, and several merganser ducks. And dozens of deer in the fields when we drive around.

The snow is almost all gone. There is still some in the shade and in places it was piled by the plow.


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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