Originally Posted by lindapalm
Does Silk have bad callouses from the walking problem? Mollies got so bad they would bleed. I think Shelties are such tough little dogs. They are also the smartest I've ever seen.
The callouses are because she's down on her hocks, yes. She can get off them on one side, stand up a bit, the other callous must have got some tiny wound that let an infection in, so I put her on antibiotics and bandaged the leg. She's now off the tablets and just got some sport tape around the leg. I don't know that we will have her that much longer, which is terrible, she's always been my favorite.
I agree they are a very stoic breed, they don't appear to be feeling pain, but they could be. Super intelligent little dogs, just so easy to teach things to.