This drawing is what people say the bones of us dogs look like. They call it our “skeleton”. I don’t understand this word, although I do understand the word “bone”. This is a common word in our home. Usually if my parents say “Joey, where’s your bone?” or “Joey, go get your bone” I know just what they want me to do, and I waste not a second answering their question or obeying them. My parents have friends who come over and bring me a “dog bone“. I have another friend who is always giving me a bone when my parents aren’t looking. Then that night or the next day I get sick.
But this picture is of a dog’s bones.
In this picture, you can see what bones of mine were broken. In addition to my ankle, my toes, numbers 26, were broken.
You can also what bones of Luca’s were broken. His Radius (# 9) and his Ulna (#7) were both broken. The doctors did surgery to the Radius, not the Ulna. Luca’s mom says the doctors say the Ulna will heal by itself. These bones are important. The Radius supports the dog’s weight. The Ulna allows us dogs to rotate our arms.
This dog’s tail is low and isn’t wagging. His tail is not like mine. My tail is usually always wagging, side to side to side, unless I’m sleeping. You can see the tail bones of us dogs go to the tippy tip of the tail. This is why, when I wag my tail, and the happier I am the faster I wag it, people say “Ouch!”