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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-11-2014, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Harley is probably ready to rehome me. I took him outside to potty at 5:00am. On our way back to the house, he ran under my foot and I stepped on his body! He was crying and so was I. Luckily he was on the edge of the sidewalk, so when I stepped on him he fell into the grass. After we bothcalmed down, he let me run my hands over his body. He didn't whimper, so I took that as a positive sign. He was eating and drinking, but I was still worried about internal injuries. Off to see the vet. YEA! He is only bruised. They put him on pain meds for a couple of days. The vet tried to tell me that this happens all the time, but I feel so bad for hurting him.
He is now 3.8 pounds and about shoe size 8 in lenghth.

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Poor Harley, and poor you! You must have felt terrible! My dog weighed about that much when I first brought him home at 9 weeks. That is very tiny. Well, hopefully you are both a bit older and wiser, and it will never happen again. I know I would have been devastated if I stepped on my dog when he was that little, and it's a miracle I didn't because he always seemed to be under my feet. I'm sure Harley knows you didn't mean it!

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I have never felt so awful or scared. He is feeling better. He wanted to play tonight and started running laps around me and the furniture. I am so thankful he is ok.

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Awww...I am so glad he is ok!

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During the wee morning hours, maybe it is best to carry him back and also have a leash on him. Got to know where these little fur babies are at all times, and then even then shuffle!
Glad he's OK.
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I dropped Gibbs on his face the second day we had him home. I scooped him up from behind and between his back legs to take him outside. He jumped and crashed onto the concrete stoop. He came up limping on his front right paw. My in-laws were there and my mother-in-law started crying. Dana just gave me the "disapproving wife look" all the married couples know so well.

It was Sunday night, so we took him to the emergency vets. They just smiled at us when we mentioned we only had him for one full day. He was find, as I'm sure Harley is.


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I'm glad to hear that Harley is fine! How scary for both of you! Yes, little puppies can be SO unpredictable. Kodi fell on the kitchen floor when he was little when a neighbor (adult, and had had dogs, but not small breed dogs) picked him up and then didn't realize how wiggly a little puppy can be. He loosened his grip to "let him go" the way you would with a cat. But puppies don't bounce like cats. Kodi landed with a SPLAT! Fortunately, he was OK too.

WE learned OUR lesson, though, and from then on, NO ONE but Dave or myself was allowed to pick him up. If visitors wanted to play with him, they got down on the floor with him. For older people, we'd have them sit on the couch and put Kodi up beside them.

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the worst feeling. I stepped on Diva's paw once while on a walk when she was a puppy. She gave the most heartbreaking squeak and sat down. I carried her for a while and when I put her down, she fortunately was not limping. I did have her vet check her paws and she was ok.

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I stepped on Gemma when she was a pup a few times. She had a really bad habit of getting right under my feet when walking. The worst was when we were walking and crossing at a busy intersection. Cars were stopped in both directions. I stepped right on her and she yelped and cried and didn't get up. I was sure i broke her back or pelvis. Since she was in the middle of the intersection i had no choice but to pick her up and carry her to the side of the road with all the cars watching! When i got her to the side of the road she just shook it off and wagged her tail like it was a funny game! Silly dog. She learned her lesson though, and now stays well away from feet and rarely gets stepped on!

Glad your pup is okay.

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So glad Harley is okay. I know how badly you feel, as I think we have all been there in one way or another with small dogs. I know when mine have followed behind me too close, they have been kicked in the face and I feel so sad for them and very guilty, especially when they look at you with that hurt look. It's heartbreaking.

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