Friday, July 24, 2009

It's all an injurious phase ...

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 ...

Tubby and his teary eye

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!


  1. We love the photos... boo boos big or small are NO fun at all!!!!

    xo sugar & martine

  2. So many doggies, so many boo boo's. Oh man! I think it is good that you shared because us doggies can get lots of things happening to us and its nice to know that it isn't just us.

    Hope everybody gets better. The Chief must be a great nurse.


  3. WOW!

    Tank woo fur The Dog Woods Hospital report...

    Sometimes when we play, we khan't help ourselves...

    Happy Weekend!


  4. no more boob boos for anyone we need to be more careful

    Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

  5. Fetch is good. Boo boos are bad. I'd stick with fetching.


  6. Glad you all had a good time even with so many Boo boos

    Simba and Jazzi xx

  7. Why do they always get sick or hurt at the same time? I have two pairs that are competitive like Trixie and Joe and I'm always treating scratches and cuts. But they go back and do the same thing the next day. Crazy dogs!

  8. Hi, friends!
    Looks like you are having a hard time to the Chief with all your boo boos!
    I hope you all are doing well!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Oh you poor pups. We are sure glad you have the Chief there to nurse you all back to health... You are right. You will all be back to normal in no time..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  10. Good thing you have a caring Mom. Sounds like you might need to open your own hospital soon. Be careful, no more boo boos.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  11. Wow, what an exciting pawty! I bet there was a lot of rough & tumble eh? Hope you guys had a pawsome time!

    Solid Gold Momma

  12. Dogs will be dogs!!! We expect the vet likes your family a lot - probably building a mansion as we blog!!!
    As long as there is nothing too serious - our mum had a dog before who needed something to carry in her mouth to stop her nipping people or dogs!!!!
    Everyone thought she was so cute cos she would carry a ball or the newspaper!!!
    Every dog needs a human who understands the behaviour so you guys are very lucky.
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  13. Oooh, am glad no one was seriously hurt! I always get lots of cuts & scrapes & bruises when I play but I always thought it was because I play REALLY rough...glad to know that I'm not the only one!! :-)

    Hey - I'm hosting my first ever competition and I think it might be right up your alley! Come on over to my blog to check it out...

    Honey the Great Dane

  14. We hope everypup is better soon and no more boo- boos happen.

    Holly & Zac...XX

  15. Trixie, Anna, Joe and Tubby I'm wagging you get well wishes. Thank dog the Chief is a nurse as well as a fence mender!

    Wiry kisses Eric xx

  16. Gosh... that's a lot of vet visits! But glad anyway that they aren't very serious and those boo boos should be on the mend.
    Good thing your Chief is composed because if it were our mom, she'd totally freak out! LOL!!
    Be good for now.. **hugs**

  17. Just came sniffing over from Corgi Country and goodness, sounds like we arrived at the wrong time! Boo boos galore! You sure you don't have racoons in those woods that those two didn't tangle with?

    Also, on twitter today, they were talking about a new kind of pillow type thing you attach to your current collar that doesn't stick out so far in front as those cones do. They got them at Petsco. The pictures looked like they would be much more comfortable, and they said they work just as well. If you guys are having continued problems, your Chief might want to look into them. They are machine washable and can be reused.