For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to “talk about the first blue object you see when you sit down to write your post.”Our dog, who is fast approaching 14, injured a toe pad on her left rear paw.
We took her to the vet because she was limping and was favoring that paw. The vet found a tear in her pad, and checked to make sure there wasn’t a sliver of glass or some other foreign objected embedded in her paw’s toe pad. Then she cleaned it out and prescribed some antibiotics, and told us to try out best to keep her paw clean and dry. She suggested getting our dog a bootie to wear when we walked her outside.What you see in the picture above is the bootie we got for her. She’s not crazy about wearing it, and it does affect her gate, causing a bit of a stutter-step when she walks. But it certainly does keep dirt and crap from getting into her wound.
The good news is that her bootie is blue, and that blue bootie was the first blue object I saw before sitting down to write this post.