The Bionic Quadruped Returns

Those of you who have known me for a while will remember that the Borg from Star Trek tried to assimilate my male biped and turned him into The Bionic Quadruped. I tried to make him take some exercise by moving the remote control out of reach and by licking the toes that stuck out of the cast. He didn’t really appreciate my efforts!

A few months had gone by since then and he was almost back to normal. He took me for a walk one day and he slipped in the mud. He made a horrible noise and he got up and we made our way home very slowly – he was hobbling on the bad leg again. When we got home he said that he’d felt his Achilles tendon go again and they made an appointment at the hospital with the specialist he’d seen before.

A few days later my bipeds went out and when they came home it was obvious that the male biped had had another encounter with the Borg. He had the same metal arm extensions, they called them crutches, and a cast on his leg again. He went and sat in his armchair and put the crutches down beside him. He seemed even more fed up than the first time it had happened.

I followed him across the room, to see if I could cheer him up. I nudged his arm gently with my head and he stroked me. Then I decided to have a sniff at his bare toes that were sticking out of the cast.

He said, “Oh no! Don’t start licking my toes again!”

I was a little surprised by that – I’d had no intention of licking his toes! I settled down by his chair and kept an eye on him.

The next day he was sitting on the sofa and I noticed he was leaning over trying to get something. I went to see what was wrong. He was trying to get the remote control, but he couldn’t quite reach it. I stood and thought about this. Then I moved closer and put my nose against the remote control and nudged it closer to him. He took it and smiled. I moved closer to him and he stroked me and told me that I’m clever.

I tried to stay close to him all the time, in case he needed help. One day, as he was trying to get out of a chair, he dropped his crutch and it was out of his reach. I managed to push it across the floor with my paw, so that he could reach it.

Six weeks passed and he came home without the cast on his leg. I went and made a fuss of him and sniffed his leg.

He gave me a hug and he said, “Yes, I’m getting better again! You’ve been a lot nicer to know this time than you were before when I was on crutches. You tormented me then! What a difference a few months make!”

The female biped came back into the room and he asked her, “Did you swap our Clowie for another dog? She looks like Clowie, but she’s much nicer than the puppy that was nipping my toes and teasing me the first time I was in a cast.”

She laughed and said, “She still has her moments! But I agree, she is much nicer to know than she was then. She’s ten months old now and all that training and socialisation is really starting to show results.”

He grinned and said, “What a relief that is!”

Then he stroked me again and said, “You’re growing into a lovely dog!”

I was really proud that they were so pleased with me.

See you next Wednesday!


  1. Haha oh boy, you don’t go easy on the old man, eh? Glad you came around and took good care of him!

  2. Of course they should be pleased with you, oh white furry cousin. After all are We not of the same stock and lineage. Mummy and daddy worked very hard with Me to make sure that I am well socialised. You sound like you are very helpful. Love Nellie and Jasper.

  3. Our Henry has a metal paw from when he got run over and broke a leg two years ago. We joke he is bionic 🙂 xxx. Ps: You should be a proud dog and get extra pats x

  4. Aww you’re so kind to your humans Clowie! You know they need us much more than we need them! Hope you get extra treats now! Bisous Bailey

  5. Clique, you are very smart knowing what your male Biped needed and helping him be able to reach it. We think you were very good watching over him while he was healing 🙂

  6. That was great you help the male Biped out Clowie, you know what they are like without their remote controls..BOL.. I love licking Daddie’z tootsie’z 🙂 Have a great Wednezday xxx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Well, Clowie, you’ve got to have some puppy fun! It was good of you to help the old man out second time around though 😉

  8. Nice one Clowie a helping paw is always appreciated. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. You are becoming a lady, not a little (you never were little in size) anymore.
    You should get your working dog vest, you assisted a man in need, you deserve it.

  10. Clowie, the healing powers of doggie love are amazing. Your bipeds know that and I’m sure all you did made that cast come off quicker. *snoogles* to you Clowie!

  11. Oh Clowie….how lovely that your Dad recognizes that you’re growing up to be an ever-so-clever and HELPFUL girl! YAY!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  12. What a bright and clever dog! I think that is wagging fantastic on how you took care of him! Wagging Wordless Wednesday!

  13. Loved this post, Clowie! You are such a sweetheart. My Mr. K looks out for me the way you looked out for your biped. Keep it up! Happy Wordless Wednesday!!

  14. Nothing should come between men and the remote control to the TV! You did well Clowie. And the growing up part, somehow I knew you would grow up and be a lovely lady!

    • Thank you! When someone says, “Isn’t it a shame that puppies have to grow up?” my bipeds just exchange a look! They say it’s a good job I was cute with it – I’m still working out whether that’s an insult or not.

  15. You’re a great helper, Clowie! It’s very sweet of you to help your male Biped out and I bet he appreciated it a lot. Hope he remembered to get you some yummy treats.

  16. What a good girl you are Clowie helping out your Daddy like that! Their little girl is growing up! Awwwww!

  17. Who wouldn’t be pleased with you? You are such a good girl – I’ll bet Santa will honoring this ;o)

  18. Clowie, that was so good of you to help the male biped. Now you are a star and that is just great. Take care.

  19. Clowie 🙂 It’s ur buddy Cat xx
    i love the way You write 🙂
    You are an absolute angel doggie 🙂
    🙂 lots and lots of Love xo

  20. Your bipeds are fortunate that you’re such a helpful companion for them! Hopefully, your presence is enough to now keep the Borg away!

  21. Sounds like you are very helpful, and kind too. Great job.

  22. Such a good helper. I would have licked and tickled those toes until I got a treat!

  23. Oh Clowie,

    That’s an awesome story, you were like a service dog to your Dad!! You’re a very clever pup!! 🙂

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  24. Wow! Taking care of your humans…that must be a dog thing.

  25. It’s nice to be appreciated. Our mummy Janey broke her arm in February, Fleur tried to paw the sling off and Mummy Janey went a funny colour. Peeps!
    The Maple Syrup Mob

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