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Rumbley the Tumbley Boxer

The Boxer is Boxing (again)!

One of the things that I was most worried about before Rumbles surgery was how he would play with us and other dogs without one of his ‘boxing’ legs. His right front leg was always his lead jab…also used as his shaking hand and his ‘what’s up’ wave. The first time he tried to ‘box’ post-op, I had to leave the room with tears in my eyes. His shoulder muscles were moving, but that was it…he looked so bewildered. I hated that moment.

But today, something wonderful happened. He ‘boxed’ again…up on his hind legs and with his left paw.  This is what happened…

While doing our weekly shopping at Petsmart, Rumbles was suddenly and without much warning “volunteered” to interact with a Yorkie who was being considered for adoption. The prospective parents wanted to see if the little fluffy girl could get along with a big dog. I said sure, because he’s been so mellow with other dogs since the surgery. But Rumbles decided today was the day to show me a new trick…he playfully bonked that Yorkie with two left jabs to the head and followed with a jumping lunge. She barked a lot. But he was very happy. Tail wagging all over the place. And me behind him with a big smile.

He’s baaaack!

5 Comments so far

  1.   finchy on September 5th, 2011          Reply

    Nice, Rumbles! Now you need to come to IL so we can box with each other 🙂 Sending you a head butt in congratulations! -Finchy

  2.   chilidawg on September 5th, 2011          Reply

    Way to go Rumbles! I’m proud of you. Wish you were closer so you could box with Finchy- I think you two would have a good time. Jenna

  3.   etgayle on September 6th, 2011          Reply

    sounds like you gave that little ‘fluff’ a good going over!!! glad you’ve gotten your groove back big guy!!

    charon & gayle

  4.   AbbysMom on September 6th, 2011          Reply

    Hooray for Rumbles!

    Abby’s best friend is a boxer, right from puppyhood, and the boxer taught her to box. She doesn’t like to box anymore though now that she has lost her right jab, so I am very glad to hear that Rumbles got his box-ability back!

    Keep boxing those little fluff balls, Rumbles!
    Jackie, Abby’s mom

  5.   Dakota Dawg on September 6th, 2011          Reply

    Isn’t it nice to see normal coming back? We can breathe deeply and at least know they’re okay in the moment. They feel fine, so we feel fine.


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