Our Penny has taken to walking around on three legs.
Some days go by and where she walks perfectly normally. She has had her daily mad fits in the garden where she shoots around the place like a cruise missile on steroids, which is an act that requires an absolute flat minimum of four legs in perfect working order. Not a hint out of her that she may be in some way mobility challenged.
And on other days she shoots around the house on three legs.
A couple of times I have got her into an arm-lock on the couch to see if I can find anything wrong with the offending leg. I have tweaked it. I have pressed each pad in turn looking for a reaction. I have bent all the joints in every conceivable direction [she is double jointed in every joint]. I have peered, poked, pulled and prodded all to no avail.
There is fuck all wrong with the leg.
I have noticed one common thread though.
She tends to walk on three legs when she is coming over to look for food. If her scrounging mission is unsuccessful the limp gets worse. If she does get a morsel of cheese or something, the limp vanishes. It’s like the miracle of Lourdes only more spectacular.
I suspect she’s just pulling my leg.