I walked Bartleby to a park today, and there was a ledge maybe 5 feet high between where the grass started (it was on a hill) and where the sidewalk was. Bartleby was walking along the ledge on leash, I was right next to him, and didn't perceive that he'd be dumb enough to jump off the ledge onto the concrete. I was wrong. He ran a little ahead of me and jumped for the sidewalk. He didn't yelp out at all but I made a loud shout in fear he was going to break his bones. Mid-air he seemed to realize he was much higher up than he thought and started rotating his body. He ended up kinda rolling onto his left side on the way down. He landed and I heard a loud bone thudding against concrete sound.
Imagine my surprise when he sat up, looking more embarrassed than anything. He resumed acting normal and to my amazement has exhibited no limping. He didn't make any sounds to imply he was in pain, and I checked his mouth to see if he'd cracked or lost any teeth, and not even any blood. When we went to the park, he acted completely normal! He was dashing around, chasing other dogs, super happy. I'm hoping I'm not being too optimistic but he seems completely fine. How can that be? He looked like he smashed his face into the ground. Is it just because corgis are so stocky and sturdy and thick boned he can handle the brunt? I guess corgis were bred to deal with cows and I guess they do have thick little skulls. Very scary moment though. Geez everytime I write on here its because I'm worried there's something wrong with Bartleby