Ack! A bloody mess...
Saturday, April 28, 2018
My dad and I were dog sitting Tigan’s new pup today and Cooper and Sweet Pea were playing with her frisbee on the other side of the house when I heard a yelp, but no other indication of distress, and they kept playing... until I noticed the pools and smears of blood that Sweet Pea was leaving behind her! We separated the dogs, examined her paw, and ascertained that she had ripped out a nail... of course, being after noon on a Saturday all the vets were closed, except the “emergency vet” an hourlong drive away... after some phone calls we took her to a local groomer who was willing to bandage it and recommend whether she should go to the vet today, or if it can wait until Monday morning... thankfully, it had mostly stopped bleeding by the time we got her to the groomer, and they said it could probably wait... unless... and they gave us a list of disturbing things to look for... and of course this happened when I was getting ready to go out for my run. lol. Isn’t that how it always works? Instead, I spent two hours tending the poor, injured pup.
I was going to spend the weekend at my dad’s, but the Cooper-dog was being a pest to Sweet Pea, so I figured it was best to bring him home until that time she feels better. He snuggles with me, my dad, and another niece or two, but he doesn’t have much empathy for anyone else as far as I can see. Pretty much a one woman dog!
My downstairs neighbors are horrible. Today, they were “loud” enough that I had to turn my headphones up... to the point I couldn’t hear my landline ringing.