Atlas: What’s wrong with Mom’s wrist?
Mozzie: She either has severe tendonitis or a tear in the tendon that that attaches her pinky to her hand and wrist.
Rico: It’s a good thing Mom went to the doctor today so she could get the brace for her wrist.
Atlas: I don’t know what a tendon is, but I can see that Mom has her fingers and thumb still exposed.
Mozzie: Yes. The tendon is down in her wrist below her palm.
Rico: The doctor said she’s hoping this will work and get things healed. Mom has to let the doctor know in two weeks if it’s helping.
Atlas: Did the doctor say anything about restrictions on petting?
Mozzie: I think she said Mom could only pet dogs who were 24″ or more at the withers.
Rico: I think that’s right.
Atlas: I don’t understand what that would have to do with it.
Mozzie: You are really gullible.
Rico: Yes, he is!
Atlas: Is that a good thing? If I’m gullible can Mom pet me even if I’m short?