I dared to go into London on my own yesterday and got a phone call towards the end of the conference I was attending.
It was the dog walker saying The Lurcher had bounced sideways and got stuck on a tree. Then she had bounced off again and torn a couple of holes in herself.
It's not much good being a vet when you are an hour away from your injured dog, and anyhow it was too bad an injury for me to attempt to repair at home, so I sent her off to a friend of mine.
By the time I got home, she had been cleaned up and the wound had been stapled together.
She was recovering from her sedation but still a bit wobbly and once we got back to the house she retired to the pool cover.
Today she's fine. I had her on the lead in the park but she's been doing speed laps of the garden this afternoon to make up for it. She is a dog of very little brain.