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The Newfie Nudgers

I recently went to see my doctor for a thyroid check. When I was there she asked me how I was feeling.

“Tired, achy, moody, a little nasally but I’m good. ” I said

But of course she wanted more so I had to explain.

“My knees hurt. But I’m getting older so I know that comes with the territory.”

So then she checked out the knees which were working fine but a little slow.

“You probably have some arthritis in there but nothing too concerning. If it gets worse let me know and we’ll do some further investigating.” the doc said.

Then she said, “Wait. You have those big dogs don’t you? That’s how you dislocated your shoulder a few years ago.”

“Yep.” I said

“Have they pulled you down lately?” she asked.

“Pulled, no. Knocked over, knocked down and knocked into, yes.”  I laughed.

“They take a toll on your body for sure.” she said.

And then we did the dog talk for a little bit and I left.

That night as I sat on the couch with my achy knees I thought about how much Newfie abuse they take.

Between the Newfie nudges, being a ping-pong ball among two grown Newfs as we walk down the stairs and out the door, and Leroy trying to hyperextend them because he sneaks up behind me 20 times a day, my knees are probably the part of my body that takes on the most daily damage.

Perhaps I need a pair of knee pads.

Like Newfie nudgers.

They would protect my knees and the Newfs.

You know what I’m talking about when I say Newfie nudges, right?

When you’re trying to go from point A to point B but there’s a stationary fluffy butt blocking your way and looking at you because they want you to open the door but they think you can magically morph your body through their body.

This fluffy butt has also forgotten what the word “move” means so you gently nudge them with your knees and say, “You need to move so that I can move.” and then they get the point and move 2 inches to the left so that you can get by.

That’s where Newfie Nudgers would come in handy.

They protect your knees while protecting the Newf.

It’s a nice cushy nudge, not a bony knee nudge.

Anyway, I think someone should design these.

I’d buy them.


p.s Don’t look up what a nudger means in the Urban Dictionary.





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Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Mica since she is 11 1/2 and has a very hard time getting up with her back legs will just plop down. We will all be outside and then she will go in. A little while later Aspen will go in followed by me. He will stop so I can't get in and I ask what's wrong, then I see. Mica went on 3 ft. Then laid down completely across our narrow hall completely blocking it, he has no where you go. Mica's feet and head are blocking the opening to our kitchen, so I have to reach around Aspen not yet in to move Mica's feet and head enough for Aspen can stretch over and we can get in too. Mica does not move. BTW, I usually gently tap Aspens but when I tell him to move; he is really good about it and it saves my knees that hurt also.

Jenny B

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

Hi Jen. I started taking Charlotte's Web for my knees. Not dog related issues by multiple small injuries over the years. They are still a little stiff sometimes, but they don't hurt. Wish I'd started taking it sooner. Hope yours feel better soon.

My Golden Life

Thursday 9th of August 2018

OMG, too funny!!! Uhhh, I think I'd stick with the knee pads! ?

Groovy Goldendoodles

Tuesday 7th of August 2018

There are days when I could use a couple of nudgers myself.

Tails Around the Ranch

Tuesday 7th of August 2018

Those might keep your knees safe. So how many peeps do you think looked up nudger in the Urban Dictionary? ?

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