It finally happened this morning.  Ellie got underfoot, and I stepped on her.  She was pulling on her leash trying to get to some other dogs on a walk too, and she switched sides on me while I was in mid-step. Thinking about her scream makes me want to cry.  

I think she's okay.  I stepped on her toes with the side of my shoe. I heard a cracking type sound when it happened, but I think it was only her nails on the blacktop.  She's not limping and it didn't seem to hurt her when I touched her paw so I guess I watch her now and make sure a limp doesn't start later.

My poor girl. I was late to work this morning so I could give her double the cuddles before I left the house.  I still feel horrible.

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Comment by Madeline and Bella on August 11, 2013 at 11:33am

Awww don't sweat it, accidents happen. Bella has gotten stepped on many times for getting underfoot, in fact this morning my sister tripped over her because Bella was stalking for some bacon. But don't worry, just keep a watchful eye out ;)

Comment by Heather & Ellie on August 9, 2013 at 7:43pm

Thank you, everyone.  You made me feel a lot better.  And you were all right.  When I came home from work, Ellie ran to me with her nubby tail wagging.  She's been bringing me toys and climbing into my lap for cuddles all night.  She's even been frapping with no sign of a limp.

Comment by Teresa Gilpin on August 9, 2013 at 5:13pm

So sorry.  But I bet all she needs is a hug and a treat and she will forget all about it!

Comment by Linda on August 9, 2013 at 1:50pm

Oh lordy...Max is the biggest baby in the world.  Least little thing and he sounds like you are cutting a whole leg off.  It was an accident, they get underfoot.  I bet she won't even remember it when you get home.  Just keep an eye on it for any limping.

Comment by SJK on August 9, 2013 at 1:16pm

You're not a monster - it was an accident. :) I'll bet she forgives you and forgets that it ever happened by the time you get home.

Comment by Chris Payerl on August 9, 2013 at 10:29am
Sophie gets underfoot and has been stepped on a few times. This is one of the hazards of having a short-legged, nosy, has-to-be-in-on-everything kind of dog ---bred to get underfoot on purpose. It does sound terrible when she yips but she has never been seriously hurt. It think it's similar to how people tend to say "ow" when they bump into things even if it doesn't really hurt that much. If she is licking her paw or resisting putting weight on it, call the vet and see what he/she has to say.

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