Mom and Grandpaw were playing on the roof today with shovels and stuff, so we puppy dogs had to entertain ourselves! Mom took some candid camera pictures and movies, though.
Me looking at mom on the roof and Dally looking my my toy!
Me playing with my toy by myself. You can see my shaved patch where my wound is still healing!
Dally looking at mom on the roof.
Nutty Noel and Little Lacy looking down on us from the deck.
Silly Saga and Dally chatting.
Caper, Saga, and Dally
Now, here are the movies!
First, here is Silly Saga and Dahlia playing.
Next, here is my sister Crazy Caper racing about. I raced about with her for a moment, myself.
And, here is one more of Crazy Caper!!
After we played outside, I went over to visit GrandPaw with mom. We posed for a picture!
Aren't we handsome?!?!
Here you can see my Auntie Sparkle thought I tasted good and wants another bite of me! Good thing my GrandPaw was holding onto her! (Ok, so she really just wanted to chase me some more, but she was not allowed! That made her sad, but I was glad.)
Ok, that is all for now! I hope you enjoyed the movies and pictures! My wound is healing well, by the way. Thanks for all the good thoughts!
My mom was shoveling and throwing my toy, and my Grandpaw and Aunties Sparkle and Firefox were over playing as well, along with my brother and sisters and foster sister. We were having fun racing and fetching, when suddenly my Auntie Sparkle nipped me in the side! At first mom didn't realize what had happened, but she knew I had hurt my leg or something so she checked me over outside and then we went in to rest. When we woke up from our little nap, mom found a bloody spot on the bed where I had laid. So, she looked at me and she discovered a *WOUND*!
So, she called her friend, the wonderful Dr. Whitney who she used to work with but who now works at the Emergency Clinic in Latham. She told us to come to her house and she would take a look. When we got there, it was kind of scary because she had two little aliens in her house. Mom says they were a toddler and a baby but I know they were aliens. She had them stay a little far away from me so I was able to be brave. Mom laid me down on her lap and told me to be still, and Dr. Whitney made a funny buzzing thing take away some of my fur. They she put betadine on my wound. She told mom she might get away with just stapling it but it would probably be better if it could have proper stitches on the inside first.
So, since it was a snowstorm and the roads weren't good to drive too far, we called our friend Dr. Schug in Schuylerville. They told us to head over so we did. When we got there I had to wait in the waiting room for just a little bit. There was another dog there but I was very brave and sat by mom and only made a face when that dog tried to come over close to me. I just lifted my lips a tiny bit and the other dogs parents took her a little further away.
Then, we went into a room and I got weighed. I weighed 44.4 pounds. The Doctor held my leg and gave me medicine and I fell asleep. Mom carried me into the next room and the Doctor took care of my wound. Then I woke up but I am actually still really groggy.
Mom took pictures, so you can see what I went through.
Here is the wound when mom first found it.
You can see it's pretty open.
Here we are at the vet hospital. This is after we visited Whitney. Here Dr. Schug has cleaned the area some more and she is injecting some local anesthetic as well.
Here she is flushing the area again.
Next, she had to snip some of the skin all around the wound so that it could heal properly. Part of the skin was dying already so it needed to be removed.
That made it open up a bit more and look more icky, and some blood and serum leaked out.
She again flushed the wound thoroughly to get all the little hairs out of the wound.
Here it is after the internal sutures were placed.
This is me on the table.
Here is the wound after the staples were placed. At the top left, you can see a scratch, where Sparkle's other tooth scratched me. That part is kinda swollen, but it has been cleaned and I am going to be taking antibiotics so I don't get any infections.
Here I am after walking from the procedure room to the reception area. I was waiting to go home while mom took care of the bill.
I was still pretty tired, here I am at my Grandpaw's house when I got home.
Here is the culprit, she has been apprehended and was behind bars (well, gates) while I was visiting with Grandpaw.
Here I am at home on mom's bed. I should feel better once the medicine wears off.
Well, that is my day. I thought I might get to play while my mom went snow shoeing but instead this happened. THANK YOU TO THE WONDERFUL Doctors who helped me. Dr. Whitney was very calming or me and mom and Dr. Schug did a terrific job of fixing me up just as good as new!!
Well right now we are getting a bit snow storm and later maybe will will go out and play! But here are some pictures from Sunday when me, Dahlia, and Caper went with mom, her friends Barb and Kelly, and Barb's dogs Smudge and Roo and Kelly's dogs Max and Sherman.
Here are Kelly and Barb!
That's Smudge on the left, behind her Caper and Sherman, then Max, Roo, Dahlia, and ME!
Sherman and Max!
ME, Roo, Smudge way back, Sherman, Max, Caper, Dahlia
Dahlia and Max, with me in the way back!
ME, Roo, and Dahlia
Dally, Roo, and Caper
Dally and Me, followed by Roo
Caper and Dahlia
Roo, ME, and Dahlia
Dahlia in her pretty green jacket with hood. ;-) We didn't need jackets but mom thought we looked so cute, so we humored her!
Dally tasting the snow on the run.
Max and Me and part of Smudge
Roo, with Caper behind.
ME, Sherman, Dahlia, and Roo's(?) tail
A good smell.
I accidentally stuck my foot in Mom's snow shoe and it bit me, Mom fell over so I wouldn't get hurt. I bit the snow shoe back. Mom got snow down her pants. Kelly took a picture. You can see I am looking over mom's shoulder in concern at the bad snow shoe. Roo ate mom's treats while she was down.
Family photo! I was giving my kisses to thank her for bringing me.
Here we go!
Group doggie photo! Dahlia's head got hidden behind Max.
Well, that is all! We sure had a great time, and can't wait to go again!