Flexi-bruise

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This is what happens when your Flexi-lead snaps during a particularly hard lunge by your Shiba and the little plastic thingie hits you in the gut.

Me:  Hey, want to go for a walk?

Tierce:  Sure!

Friend:  I wouldn’t mind.

Me:  Awesome.

Me & friend:  Yadda yadda yadda.

Tierce:  Sniff sniff sniff.

Tierce:  OH HEY IS THAT A RABBIT OVER THERE?!

Me:  Forget it!

Tierce:  LUNGE!

Flexi-lead:  SNAP!

Little plastic thingy:  THWAP!

Me:  *thump*

Ground:  Hi.

Me:  NNGRGLE

Friend:  Here Tierce!  Good puppy… just stay there…

Tierce:  THERE WAS A RABBIT IN THAT HOLE!  I only need to dig for six more hours and I can get through to chase it!

Friend:  …gotcha!

Tierce:  Oh, poo.

Me:  NNNGH.

Friend:  Are you okay?

Me:  Just… fine… mind if I lie here for a while?

Friend:  Uh, sure.  Are you sure you’re okay.

Me:  Never better… oh gods.

Friend:  Um, try seeing if you can walk.

Me:  Okay.

Ground:  Seeya.  Drop in again some time.

Me:  Fuck you.

Tierce:  Oh HEY!  THERE WAS A RABBIT AND I CHASED IT AND IT WENT THROUGH THIS HOLE-

Me:  Shut up.

Friend:  Okay, how are you doing now?

Me:  I think I’ll live.  Shall we?

Friend:  We shall.

Tierce:  RABBITS.

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  1. We had to give up on the flexi-lead with Kimi. her prey drive is so strong, we had many of the “thwaps” and think that it was the source of the lower back/leg problems she was having. She would go zinging off after a rabbit/squirrel/cat/duck/swallow/etc, and actually get airborne if she took off particularly fast. She also liked running around in big arcs ( a bit like lunging a tiny furry horse). Back on the 6 ft leash for walks now, and restricted to running in the back yard.

    Oh, and we found out the hard way you can get a really nasty rope-burn from the flexi-lead rope as it winds in and out!

  2. Julie-

    You have my sympathy. Doesn’t sound like a good experience. Maybe a good reason to wear safety goggles when walking a Shiba???

    Flexi leads are great, but when they break it’s the pits.

    Many moons ago I was walking my large male Dalmatian along the border of the wildlife park area. He smelled something and did the lunge routine. Snap! And off he went after the smell. A few minutes later as I’m trying frantically to run him down, back he comes toward me — shaking his head. He had chosen to chase a skunk and had pretty much gotten it in the face! So I managed to tie the flexi lead to his collar and took him home to wash. He was a pink Dalmatian for several days after his tomato juice and shampoo bath.

    After that we shifted to a studier 15 ft. training lead for walking in the park area.

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