Well, Blade had her appointment with Dr. Radcliffe today and the x-ray showed a break. Well, looked to me more like a "shatter" as the bone was in 3 pieces. So she had surgery this evening and will join the long list of notable greyhounds missing a toe!! (Including "Chig", one of the greeters at the Greyhound Hall of Fame).
So my adventure is at it's end here, as I lie on the bed in the Red Roof Inn, with only 3 of my pups. I will pick up Blade in the morning and drive the final leg of my summer adventure, the last 400 miles home.
It seems a shock, sitting in the air conditioned motel room with a tv. (Watching some guy with a 4 foot tree branch stuck through his neck - what will they think of next?) I much prefer the solitude of the campsite, but the nagging worry of Blade's impending surgery this evening made me think that a nice shower, and a long nap, would be better for my mood, and for my drive back to Brooklyn tomorrow with Blade as patient.
Dr. Radcliffe assures me her recovery will be complete, and I hope the best for Maggie, Wesley, Shatter, and all the other dogs who messed up toes at the Nats. "Fast Dogs Fall Hard".