She-Ra's not a happy Basenji right now…
If you saw the Fireworks thread, you know she got a little frightened at the puppy park when some went off and started RUNNING. Well, looks like she might have "over-run" because now she's pulled a muscle and is favoring one of her front legs over the other.
She hopped off our bed the day after and kind of crumpled to the ground and started whining (enough to bring a tear to a glass eye!), then held her paw up to Mom (and me) to get it better. Then she was off and walking again, but with a slight limp. Thinking it might be a problem with her pads, we looked them over but couldn't see anything. So off to the vet we went. Nothing was broken (we'd figured that since she was walking around fine), and her pads looked great, so she (our vet) started pulling on her legs and noted she was more resistant on one of them. So it looks like a muscle sprain that she's pretty much going to have to work out.
Which I think she has, for the most part, only we have a new problem now...she jumps up on the bed and couch no problem, but she's petrified to jump off of them! She'll whimper and run around frantically until someone picks her up and puts her down...I've been gently nudging her off the bed and helping her land, but we're really trying to avoid just picking her up outright for fear this will develop into a habit. Are we doing the right thing or is there another way to deal with this you guys might know of?