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    Posted: 29 Aug 2017 at 7:32am
I know I am getting older. I took my first senior fall yesterday. I am working with a 3 month + old Boykin female puppy, Ellie by name. I am walking across the yard, and we are playing fetch. I bend over to pick up a stick, and suddenly I am pitching forward. Results, black and blue big toe on the left foot, scratched up right knee, very sore back and bleeding from various scratches on right forearm. Would never have happened last year. Plus my skin is so thin, even a mild scratch from sharp puppy claws results in blood. All the pleasures that come with age. However, I still enjoy having a puppy, and working with her. I lost my Australian Shepard a month ago to antifreeze poisoning according to the Vet, and she is the replacement. Interesting thing, "Z" never left the yard, my vehicles don't leak anything and I run food grade propelyne glycol as anti-freeze. Still trying to figure out that one. The eight security cameras show no time where she might have gotten a hold of it. I am being really careful of the hound and Ellie now. Rarely are they in the yard without me. At my age, I don't know if I can handle the loss of another pet.

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Know what you mean.  I seem to collect bruises on my forearms that I can't recall how they got there?  Not taking any anticoagulants, except for the daily aspirin, either. Just one of those things that comes with old age, I reckon.

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I have the same "thin skin" problem, getting scratched by shrubs or working on my old car, often results in bleeding. Found something that has helped, Kevlar weaved gloves. They are fingerless, elbow length, and have probably saved about a pint of my blood in the last year. You can find them on Amazon.com
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Thanks for the suggestion, dulling her claws with a nail file also helps.
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I found this:

Magid BWKEV12 Leather Palm Heavy Basket Weave Kevlar Handpad with Slip On Cuff, 12" Length, Large
Price: $13.89
https://smile.amazon.com/Magid-BWKEV12-Leather-Basket-Handpad/dp/B00BAZPZF4/

and this:

Magid 2308 Nylon Mesh Cut Resistant Sleeve, 8" Length, White (One Pair)
Price: $17.20
https://smile.amazon.com/Magid-2308-Resistant-Sleeve-Length/dp/B00BAZS03I/
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I have Kevlar sleeves and a chain mail belly band from when I used to butcher a lot of deer and hogs. I pulled out the sleeves the other day. They do work, but are kind of hot outside down here in the Deep South.
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