We have a hundred pound lab mix who is the sweetest boy! He never complains when the kids dress him up or the youngest jumps in the middle of him. He’s terrified of kittens! We raised a litter of kittens and if you showed him one he’d start quaking! He doesn’t run out the door or shove past you. He has a completely different quirk. He is accident prone! The first time we noticed this, we were getting ready to go out of town. We were doing the final check on the animals when we noticed that Chocolate’s floppy ear had a huge bubble in it. It was warm to the touch and he winced when we touched it. Poor baby! We delayed the trip and did some research on how to help his ear. Finally my husband decided the best course of action was too drain the bubble, which he did. Then we administered antibiotics. He healed up just fine except the ear is now wrinkled!
Several years back we noticed that he was walking funny. Upon investigation we found that he’d split the sheath covering his penis in half length wise! It was completely laid open, split from one end to the other!! Obviously, we went to the vet. He said that it would heal on its own and didn’t put stitches in. Instead he gave us a spray to keep the area clean. (By the way it never did close up completely) We never figured out how he managed to do this.
A few years later he comes in from outside dripping blood from his ear! Upon investigation I learned that he had a half inch split on the tip of his ear! I put pressure on it to stop the bleeding. He disliked the sensation and pulled away then he proceeded to SHAKE HIS HEAD! Blood went EVERYWHERE!! It splattered the floor, walls and ceiling! After another half hour of holding pressure It finally quit bleeding. Then it was time to clean up the mess. It took all of us working together hours to finish that job! Again we have no idea how he did it!