by playing the gimp card.
Naturally, she won't let me look at it. She's horrible about her feet and has to be tranquilized just to do her nails. Funny thing, though, normally she's a real foot licker if she has a thorn or anything in or on her feet. There is no licking or cleaning of the feet going on now and she can be obsessive about that.
PLUS, she doesn't squeal or show any adverse reaction at all when I do touch it, except to be a total squirming P.I.T.A. AND she's perfectly willing to give me her paw, if there is a treat involved.
She went so far, in fact, as to not even leave the deck, all day. Not even to do her business.
Suddenly, at about 5 pm, when it was really too late to do anything, she was instantly cured. Ready and raring to go.
Very clever, indeed.
I am not fooled, little dog.