First, there was good Jenny news.
Very Expensive X-rays (a number of them; the Mother Lode of X-rays) revealed good news: no hip dysplasia; no torn ligament; no arthritis; joints and bones all in good shape.
So, why is she limping?
Our vet thinks . . . deep tissue injury. Basically, a deep and painful muscle injury - that is continually aggravated by overuse. Jenny is on a 3-week rest regimen. No jumping. No squirrel-chasing. No running in wild circles through the yard. No rough-housing with Tom. No jumping from the retaining wall. She can still go on walks with me, but leisurely walks. On flat ground. (This is going to be a challenge for Jenny. Too bad she doesn't knit. . .)
But, best of all, she should heal and be fit and fine again. And . . . next spring . . . she'll be flying off the end of the dock once more!
Also. She has Movie Star Teeth! (We had them do a teeth-cleaning while she was under anesthesia for the X-rays anyway.)
Then. . . there was this . . .
I even think I found some boots.
Good news everywhere.