Our lovely dog Skipper is in a bad way, on Friday nite, she was running after a ball on the front lawn and somehow twisted her back right leg and let out an awful cry, I heard it over the vacuum cleaner and tv up loud listening about the earthquake. Logan was having fun playing with her and she loves nothing better than chasing the ball and bringing it back to you, but not this time. Poor thing, her foot just hung there like a limp rag doll, we could tell immediately it was serious. To cut a long story short, we took her to the vet that night and they splinted it after xraying it and said to bring her back Monday for the top vet to look at who does the surgery, as they were sure she had not only broken it, but also torn the tendons and ligaments that hold the ankle together!!. so after the weekend, which she was so good over not being able to move around, they took more xrays and it is too bad to repair here and she has to go to an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Massey Vet clinic in Palmerston North (3 hrs) from here and be repaired......... so home again last night and now we wait to here when we have to take her down and get it repaired as a HUGE cost...... but what we do for our loved pets. She is such a beautiful girl and those pleading sad eyes have really been heart breaking to see, I am so attached to her and have been up 3 times in the night checking on her and assuring her, as am sure she is so confused, but is coping very well. I think it is going to be a long haul to recovery, and made difficult by the fact Brad our eldest boy who co-owns her with me, is going away in a week to Singapore.... and we are going on our annual holiday on the 15th March til end of April, so will have to arrange pet care for her....... as she will be on complete bedrest.