I couldn't believe what happened yesterday. Max loves to dig holes so we went out and bought bags of top soil to start filling the holes so the dogs wouldn't hurt themselves running. We got halfway done and decided to take a break. The wheelbarrow we were using was in the yard. Max was playing with CJ when he ran backwards, hit the wheelbarrow, jumped up and started limping. Being the calm one as usual, I screemed "Max!!!!!". He sat down and his front paw was bleeding, but he could apply pressure. I held his collar and we walked inside. I applied ice and pressure but the bleeding didn't stop. Max got up, blood all over the floor and jumped on top of the bed (blood on the comforter). I managed to put a sock on his leg and off to the vet. Of course, CJ had to go for a "ride", Kona is in her cage (very happy in there with a toy and snack). The vet said he cut his pad but can't use stitches. The vet tried to bandage and Max pulled leg back and it all came off. Now I got him to lay on the floor, I turned him on his side, and laid on top of him. Carl made sure his head was away from vet. The vet bandaged it up and said it would take about 10 days to heal. Once the bandage came off, I should soak it in espon salts. I have to say Max was so good! I can't believe how he and I bonded through the whole experience. Imagine me with a back that's been hurting trying to turn over a 115 lb. dog. I knew I had to do it so I did it. I'm so glad Max didn't break a leg or anything worse. The irony in this whole thing was that here we were filling holes so they wouldn't get hurt, and Max gets hurt by the wheelbarrow. He was rewarded with a very good dinner last night for being such a good boy.