Lucas led a life of fun and games until his seventh month...when, tragically, we ran over him. HIs pelvis was seriously broken...and he had nerve damage in his front left leg. Knowing I had an exceptional dog, I opted for an operation and with the help of Dr. Ken Brown, Animal Clinic of Billings, Montana and 6 pins, 2 screws, a plate, and some wire... Lucas started a program of recuperation. As he was beginning to recover, he developed a "wobble" in his hock. Fearing that a screw might be pinching his nerve, Lucas underwent surgery again to remove all foreign objects. He had a long row to hoe... but he has come a long ways from not being able to rise without help to working again as our cowdog. His spirit has always been positive. He loves to bite those cows! Due to his injury and loss of muscle, he has difficulty completing our long trail drives. He will lay down and shade up until he can manage to catch up with us again. His mind is always more willing than his body at this point! The muscles he does have are hard as a rock, compensating for those he lost due to trauma. It goes without saying, Lucas will never have a OFA or Pennhip score. Most of his brothers and sisters have had their hips tested, as well as his parents. If you are interested, I can get their data.