Poor Scout. While I was at work, Ralph took the boys out on a hike in the national forest. On the way back towards the truck, Ralph heard a "yip" and Scout was holding up his back left. Panic took over, that is the leg that has been diagnosed as dysplastic, and Ralph ran to him. Scout was holding the foot up and it was bleeding. He had an evil looking cut, straight through the whole back pad. Looks like he stepped on a broken bottle or something. Anyway, it was weird that we were happy it was a cut and not a recurrence of his hip problem. We have a lot of experience with cut pads from our days with oyster and clam shells, so we treated it with betadine and antibiotic ointment. But I would guess it will be 3 weeks or more before Scout can go hiking or training again. My kids can't seem to be all healthy and sound at the same time.