19 Responses to “Broken-leg syndrome”

  1. Nancy

    How funny. I use to have a dachshund that did that! She would also cough to get a cookie….to clear her throat ya know :)

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  2. Fifi

    If it’s too cold for my Mojo, he will hold up one paw, look at it, then look at me, then do the three legged doggie walk back to the apartment

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    • sheri

      yes they do. I live with four of them! I call them my little gang of four – lead by my little 17 year old who is still as manipulative as she was as a pup!

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  3. Bridget

    I had an Irish Setter that broke her leg at 6 months old. Until she passed at 14 years, she would start limping if you yelled at her..

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  4. J Gus

    I had a doxie who would get “stuck” out in the yard if it was too cold. His legs would “freeze” up and I would have to go out and get him. I don’t think he was faking it. I had heard other people make the same comments about their doxies. I don’t know if it is because of their short little legs or what. I would think if they were cold enough they would do whatever it took to get back to the house, so the fact he just stood out there made me think he wasn’t fooling around. Just my point of view.

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  5. Kathy DuMont Luther

    Aha, now I know the technical term! LOL. We call our fur babya flopper, she just flops when she’s done walking…waiting for the treat to get her back up! Amazing how quickly she gets ups!

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  6. Toni

    My Jack Russell stays out too long in the yard (even though I yell and yell for him to come in) – then he lifts one paw then the other than falls over and I have to run out and save him, even if he is in deep snow.

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  7. AJ

    I love his little “Who me?” face. You can tell by looking at him that he is a little stinker. If my dog gets a lot of snow built up in her paws she sticks one out to the side and hops. She’ll switch feet every so often. I laugh even harder when she wears her boots.

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  8. Dee

    Our doxie, Willie, hated the cold and we live in So Cal. In the winter he would run outside, do his business as fast as possible, and run back in and dive under the covers (couch or bed). I wish he’d lived long enough for us to see how he would react to snow.

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  9. Suzy

    Ours do that too. I think they do it when their paws gets too cold and start to hurt.

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    • Sally

      I ditto this–while my little guy can be a spoiled wussy boy, he’s pretty straightforward in his stubborness. I think his paws start to go numb if he walks on too much ice (thanks polar vortex!).

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  10. Sandra

    He’s not faking. His feet are frozen and basically in pain. I have had to carry our 27 pound schnauzer home from his walk in the winter a few times. Just pick the poor little bugger up!

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