Oldies recently took in Bob from a Welsh pound, he's now in a foster home in Cornwall. He was in poor condition and very thin and seemed generally like a wobbly old boy estimated to be about 12 yrs, but he is an earmarked Hancock and I've subsequently found out that he is only 9. He has a weird problem with his front legs that has us - and the vet - baffled at the moment. He seems to find it very difficult to get up and will from choice crawl around rather than stand. When he does stand, or is helped up, he screams so is obviously in pain. However once he is on his feet he's very mobile, and in fact quite lively, well able to manage a good walk and to run etc. There's a video of him doing his crawling thing here, it also shows him once he's on his feet walking normally (but with a slightly strange gait?). He seems worse in the morning, and improves as the day goes on. For the moment the vet has suggested a period of pain relief and gentle exercise and to try to get some weight on him and improve his general condition, then he'll go back to re-assess and do whatever tests or specialist referrals are necessary. Has anyone come across anything like this or have any idea what his problem could be? He is a wonderful dog, loves, people, dogs, cats and has a nature to die for, so we're desperately hoping that this is something that can be improved or managed to give him a good quality of life.