Monday, 9 March 2009

Somewhat Woeful Manly Monday

Tom: Here I am, with a post all (?) to myself. I was so looking forward to showing off my manliness with some sporting shots but fate would not have it. #1 and I went to play tennis ball in the field yesterday and when we were ready to come home, she noticed a few pink spots on me here and there. Wen she finally managed to get me to stand still long enough, she realised that I had yet again (AGAIN!) injured one of my pawpads! In the past, it was always the stop pad, but this time, it's the big pawpad on my front left paw! It wasn't bothering me one bit but #1 insisted that we go home, wash the paw, disinfect it, put healing cream on it, and bandage it up. She did a pretty good job, actually...

#1 talked to the vet who said that I should keep the bandage on for 2-3 days. In the interim, no major running in the field, so we have been trying to think of less vigorous alternatives. This morning, we went for a nice walk around the moat of our medieval castle, the Château St. Jean. As you can see, I was in fine form regardless of my temporary handicap:

Pssssst... please see below for a photo of a tiny Mancat in Training.........


  1. Oh Tommy, your poor old foot. We hope you have a quick recovery, buddy. Have you seen those little booties that some policedogs wear, to protect them against broken glass and stuff like that? Would that help your feet?

    Our mum's head just exploded from the cuteness of Sir!

  2. Oh noes, poor Tom! That is a lot of paw accidents in a short time. The bandage looks fantastic though and gives you an air of roughness. ; )
    Little Red, we think even upside down you'd look adorable! Every side is your best one.
    Take care all and one!
    Siena & Chilli

  3. Aw, Tom, sorry that you injured your foot. We're glad it doesn't hurt and that you were a good boy and let your momma bandage it. Hope it heals up soon so that you can return to running in your field. My goodness, that little Mancat in Training is soooooo cute!

  4. Sorry to hear about your paw Tom. I guess you just run so hard that you cut your pads. Try not to chew off your bandage (what I would do) and I am sure you will be back to frisbee catching in your field soon.

    Your friend,

  5. Poor Tom. #1 is going to be a pro dog-fixer-upper!! At least you got to take in such beautiful views on your walk.

    Sir, we are glad we only get you in small doses at the moment as too much would prove lethal to the PM's attention span!

    Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

  6. Tom, I hope your paw gets better soon. I am glad it doesn't hurt you though. Can you please tell me how to get kitties to be friends with you? I would love to snuggle with my fur siblings but they won't come near me. ~Fenris

    Little Sir is such a little bitty thing. We thinks he is adorable. We are looking forward to finding out his name. Fenris is not a little bitty thing and we are scared of him although he is a very friendly puppy. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your paw Tom! I hope it gets better soon!

    Sir -- you have all the makings of a successful mancat in training!!

  8. Didn't Sir get to khome along?

    Woo khould put him in khytbag!

    I hope your pads heal khwikhkly fur woo!


  9. Oh my goodness, Tommy! That has to be a serious ouch. I know that if I hurt one of my pads, I would never have let my human pet hear the end of it. You're way too nice of a dog!

    I came here via Tuck's blog, and I'm glad I did. It's always great to meet new friends, even if they're canines. ;)

  10. Tom, often little accidents happen to hight level sport-dog like you, but you're brave.
    This little red is breaking hearts all over the world!
    Tama is supposed to have plenty of time to rest somewhere undisturbed....

    ViVi & AB

  11. Oh, Tommy. I'm so sorry about your pawpad..what is it that you keep cutting it on? There's somethin' furry sharp in that field, buddy.

    Oh, my, that wee mannie is just too cute for words and needs to snorgled!

  12. I'm sorry to hear about your injured paw, Tom. I hope you recover soon that you can get back to running around like crazy in your field.

  13. Poor Tom. Another injury? No running for you for a few days then? Poor, poor Tom!

  14. Oh Tommy you play so hard sometimes! I can certainly relate however so I think you should not be held responsible for such actions. I hope it is all better soon.


  15. hi Tom, that's too bad about your paw pad. how do you injure it? we're glad your mom is such a good nurse for you and that she's still getting you out for a walk. a dog still has to get out and about.

    thanks for posting photos of your little Man Cat. he's very cute. i bet you can't wait to have him come home and make friends with him. soon you will have two kitties to snuggle with.


  16. Oh Tom, I am very sorry you got a hurty paw again!

  17. Muttluks--that's what you need, Tommy! Got to keep those feet healthy!

    The weensy Aby kitten is SO CUTE!

  18. Poor Tom! I hope you have been hamming it up to get lots of sympathy from #1 and TC!

  19. WEll poo-poo about your poor paw, we will be sending you good healing thoughts!

    We LOVE the mancat in training photos, more please :)

    Theodore, Sasha, Benson and Gibson

  20. Hi Tom--
    I hope your paw-pad gets better soon and that you are back to running in the fields.

  21. Sorry to hear about the paw. And sorry again, but Sir just stole the picture. He's unbelievable.

  22. OUchie - that must be furry sore - hope it gets better furry quickly. That mancat is really cute.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  23. We are so sorry that your pawpad is hurt. We hope it heals quickly. The tiny mancat in training is unbelievably adorable. We are in awe of his cuteness.

  24. ohhh Tommy you is too manly I is gonna faint!!

  25. Tom Tom Tom... now how can we teach you woofies that you break???
    You think having such intelligent brofurs and sisfurs you would knowz better.. buddie, you has to be a little bit more careful.. just a little bit! :)))
    Little Sir.. please stop being to darn cute! It is taking away my mommas squees for mez! :P hahah
    We is puuring you get better quick Tom :)

  26. Tom sorry you have a sore paw! It must be really hard not to run around in the fields!! We all think the little mancat is cute!!

    Velcro, Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom

  27. Oh, my poor Tom. I'm soooo sorry for your paw. I hope it isn't too bubu. If I would be there I would lick you to feel better.
    Little Sir in sooooo cute. I'm telling everyone about you and your love. It's great to have friends like you!!
    Love you a lot,


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