Brad found Badger, our bigtger Grt. pyr lying down after he was doing some work on the tractor. Could get up on front paws but not his back ones. He picked his back end up and then it went back down. By the time I got in touch with the vet, he was doing somewhat better. I tried to take his temp but with all his hair, that didn't go well and it came up 96. We brought him in the house (util rm) while waiting to meet the vet. He was so sweet and calm with the surroundings we knew he didn't feel good. He acted better at the vet's and he concluded he did something to cause swelling. So he's on antiinflamatories (sp?) for 5 days. This is the same vet that treated Abe last year (we lost him). He is very good with the animals and his wife and son were there. We go to church with them. So, it's always comforting to go there. Anyway, got him home and he limped after getting out of the truck. We hope it was just too rough of play with his daughter and he'll be fine in a few days. Vet said he's in real good condition going into winter. I'm going to check out Qtip, his daughter Sat. and she how her body compares. Just wanted to share, nothing big.