Poor Jude. She has injured herself somehow, and I feel so bad for her. A trip to the vet this morning indicated a puncture wound of some kind on the padded part of her paw, and a week's worth of antibiotics will hopefully take care of it.
If not, we'll need to surgically explore the wound to fix it.
Anyway, my gardening buddy will hopefully be back like new real soon, because things will get heated up pretty soon around here on the gardening front.