I am very thankful Dallas is a big dog for being only ten months old. The other day when Daddy came home, Dallas, who usually happily stays inside of the fenced in yard, saw a dog walking on the other side of the street. He decided he had to be with that dog. He quickly dashed outside of the fence and started across the street. Unfortunately, there happened to be a car in the way. We don't know if he hit the vehicle or if the vehicle hit him, but Daddy did hear a definite THUMP. Dallas, then quickly limped back into the yard where we found him limping badly on his front left leg. He was in such state of shock, that all he did for a while was quiver. We gave him some arnica to help with the swelling and pain.
The vehicle did not stop, and the lady and the dog who saw it happen left before we could talk with them. If Dallas had been a smaller dog he Might have gone under the wheel and died. So I am VERY happy he is as big as he is. It took awhile before he was able to eat. Dallas was happy to just lie quietly and sleep. He was not limping as bad the next afternoon. We had a friend, who is a chiropractor, that has taken some courses in adjusting animals, who came and gave him an adjustment. After that he felt much better. Today he seems almost normal again. That is why I am so thankful.