Shortly after posting my previous blog article, I took Nero out for his evening walk. We were crossing at the intersection back home when a car made a right turn directly at us. He was at a stop light and paying attention to the traffic to his left instead of focusing on the pedestrians to his immediate right who were crossing with the "walk" light. Anyway, I barely missed getting hit. Nero wasn't so lucky.
Nero was fortunate (outside of the obvious). He didn't get run over. He just got sideswiped by the car. He had no broken bones. His back legs just got all torn up.
I rushed him to the emergency animal hospital. They cleaned out his injuries and gave us instructions for his aftercare. He's sore, but doing okay. He can walk. It's difficult for him to stand up right now. It's also hard to walk up the stairs. I'll probably need to get one of those neck-cones to stop him from licking at his sores. I'll need to have him checked out again today, but I'm hoping to see our regular vet for that.
So, no more daycare for at least a couple weeks. No more dog park. But lots of rest and gratitude that it didn't turn out worse for either of us.