I haven't been on here in awhile, because, well, I have been kind of busy. Three weeks ago my wife turned Kota out to the backyard to do his thing. I guess, he was doing his normal hopping, jumping, leaping, no one saw how he did it. The next thing she heard was a very loud yelp and found him laying in the yard. He tried to get up and go, but just fell back to the ground. I was at work at the time. My wife brought him back into the house, called me and went home to take care of him. He broke both bones in his lower leg, can't think of their names right now. (now I remember it was the ulna and radius) It was a clean break, he is in a splint and I was told to keep him in his crate and off his feet. I told the vet that this is a boxer and full time crating and keeping him down would be impossible. I know how you all feel about tranquilizers, but he is on them to slow him down while his leg heals. Some times it helps and sometimes it don't. Hard to keep a good dog down you know. He seems to be feeling better, however, sometimes he turns his leg just right and yelps. He hobbles around pretty good now, and probably has another 3 weeks to go. I had to cancel his obediance class. I figure he would do anything to get out of going. He is doing very well now, I take him out for car rides to get him out of the house for some fun and to see and smell other things. We did walk 3-4 miles a day and you can tell he really is missing walking. Not much I can do about that right now. So, we play alot inside. Any way, I just thought I would share this story with you for what it's worth. I asked the vet how he could possibly do this, he told me "with all the sodium penathal and other drugs they use, they have never had a dog tell them what happened". So with that, I guess, I will never know how he managed to do this to himself. I can tell you that a broken Boxer leg is expensive to fix, lots of trips to the vet, but my big boy is worth every penny of it, all 47lbs of him. They said that since he is so young 8.5 months that it should all heal just fine with no surgery. So all is well except for his hobbeling, dragging, front leg. He seems as happy as ever even with the inconvience. They take a licking and just keep on ticking I guess.