Hello there good furry and fur-less readers,
It's not always fun and pawties at Dog Woods - although our pictures and videos always seem to show us up to all sorts of poochie mischiefs. ;) We've had our share of boo-boos too ... it's a good thing nothing too serious.
Joe & Trixie : In for their daily dose of Fetch-Snatch with Donny on tow
First there's Joe ... who loves playing the game of fetch whom Trixie would almost always attempt to snatch from. Sometimes, it gets a little rough. Trixie especially - being of sheepie descent, tends to give Joe a nip whenever he beats her to the ball.
Sometimes she really doesn't know her strength and well, ol' Joe is now nursing a wound on his side which the Chief attends to daily, cleaning, dressing, giving his medicine - not that he's noticed it much ... since give him a ball and he'd forget even his food! That's how much Joe loves his ball and the game of Fetch!
The only way the Chief can stop Trixie from nipping Joe in frenzied excitment is to give her something to hold in her mouth ... another ball. But she'd still chase Joe and his ball with ball in her mouth!
The Chief reckons, the only way is to stop anymore of these injuries happen is to stop them from playing together completely ... which is really a shame ... because they do get on very well with each other if only Trixie could contain her bitey-excitment a little ...
Then there's mischievious little Tubby the Fur Kid who seemed to have gotten himself in all kinds of fixes lately. The other day the Chief noticed him 'winking' - which is odd because dogs don't usually keep one eye shut unless well, they're yours-doggedly TOP DOG of Dog Woods who wants to be on top of things even if am snoozing!
While she was fixing Tubby's teary eye over the last few days with some ointment from the V-E-T, Tubby turns up waiting outside the main gates of Dog Woods (apparently he did another escape one evening while the Chief was out and was waiting to come back in!) with a deep gash on his left hind leg. The Chief was most alarmed esp. with the amount of blood pouring out of Tubby wound. Our brave FurKid however, was alot less worried about his wound until the Chief had him cornered to treat injury.
Anywoos, Tubby as we speak is at the V-E-T getting his wound stitched up. The Chief hopes he comes back with a cone - a sort of deterrent in escaping through the fence while the Chief combs Dog Woods' for Tubby's secret escape route.
Which brings us back to Trixie whom the V-E-T also had to attend to because she discovered to be painfully hobbling about yesterday morning. Not quite sure what was her problem under all that fur, whether it was muscular? a bone dislocation or a hidden wound, the Chief had the V-E-T also look into Trixie's boo-boo along with Tubby.
Which leads us to Anna who's found to be sporting a gash wound behind her left ear (which was looking oddly droopy) and a small gashes on her neck - which the Chief didn't notice until AFTER the V-E-T's visit. Anna's wounds since been attended to ....
The Chief has concluded from Trixie and Anna's injuries, that the two of them probably got into a fight the night before (only dog knows about what) and Trixie lost. Which explains the Pixie's mournful, morose limping look ... while Anna's was a little more stoic about her boo-boos.
Inspite of their boo-boos, Trixie, Anna, Joe and Tubby apart from seeking a little more attention from the Chief, is really their normal energetic selves.
The Chief's paranoid about potential devopment of maggot wounds or anything else potentially horrid, is probably more stressed about their boo-boos than they are!
But well, we dogs heal. Fair quickly too. We gentler bassets have reminded the Chief that it's all merely an 'injurious' phase ...!
But really the Chief argues, why must we all get injured at almost the same time!