Gary and Nikki rush to the practice with an evening emergency, as their pint-size four-month-old Shih Tzu Ted has been injured at home on the eve of his first outside walk.
A CT scan shows a broken right humerus, a very bad fracture which has not only splintered up into the humerus but has also broken through a growth plate. Noel takes Tiny Ted to his heart and nicknames him ostrich, due to his endearing habit of hiding his head.
He embarks on delicate surgery that requires extraordinary precision. Because Ted isn’t fully grown, his bone is still very soft, and only time will tell whether he will need further surgery.