Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle

Not a good 24 hours
July 28, 2010, 3:43 pm
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Poor dog.  We got back from a two week vacation yesterday.  He was home already, having been dropped off by the dog walker…and he was a mud pile, so he got a bath almost immediately.  Great way to great your dog, eh?  He was not pleased, but was happy to run and run and run after it in the back garden.  He then went and slept in bed with Roy who was dead by 6pm. 

This morning, Roy got up early and walked the dog.  I was in bed and heard him enter, yelling for me.  A “friend” dog had attacked him, cutting his ear up quite badly.  Blood was everywhere as Barney shook his head – walls, floor, etc was splattered.  I quickly grabbed a towel to put pressure on it and had Roy hold it while I put on some appropriate clothing.  Off we went to the vet, less than 24 hours after returning home. 

Now my poor dazed doodle is home.  He’s a bit out of it due to the anesthetic and won’t leave my side as he’s very, very anxious as well.  He has had 3 sutures on both sides of his ear, and has a wound on the side of his face which luckily did not need sutures.  He’s on antibiotics and pain meds for the next two weeks.  I’ll have to take him in to see the vet in 3 days and again in 14 to get the sutures taken out.  He has to wear the Elizabethan collar for all of those days, which he’ll hate.  Have to keep him on very light exercise, so no running around with his dog walker this week (at the least).  Oh, well…will save us some money.  Good thing I’m not working this week or next.

From Barney – I just don’t understand what’s going on.  I feel weird.  And a bit sick.  All I want to do is get this thing off my head and sleep.  Wah.  It’s so not fair.  What’s going on?