Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Knick Knack Paddy Whack

I swear, pets are as worrisome as small children.

So...I get home from work today after stopping for some groceries. A serious cold front is coming in tomorrow with a chance of wet weather so I sure won't want to go then. I let Molly out to pee and put the groceries away. Then I have go out to scold her for watching-herding-chasing cars along the fence instead of peeing. So she dashes over to run the fence with the neighbor dogs. She's been 9 hours without a bathroom break. I go over, tap her on top of the head as she runs by and tell her, "Go pee!" She does so we head back into the house.

"Hey! What is this all over your front legs?

Blood? 

Stop, Molly! Hold still!"

I grab a gauze pad and some bandage out of the cabinet and wrap up her front paw. I can tell she is bleeding from near her dew claw but there is so much blood I can't tell how bad it is. Off we go to the vet, which is just a minute down the street from our house. Our vet is so nice! I walked in and after the receptionist took our names to pull up Molly's records she took her right in. No call, no appointment. Not ten minutes later they brought her back out...bandaged up with a supply of pain  medicine and antibiotics. There wasn't a ridiculous "emergency visit" bill either. 

Somehow Molly broke off a claw in the five minutes she was outside alone. Sigh. Some day she will be an old, lazy dog!

Uhhh...I'm a Border Collie. Were you expecting easy? 

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31 comments:

gracie said...

Oh poor sweet Molly. Hope she heals quickly.

Dee said...

Poor baby. You .... not her. Apparently she is still just as happy and goofy as a Border Collie should be. LOL

Hope her boo boo heals up soon.

Parsley said...

Poor girl. She got hyper and hurt her paw. :( but she is a cutie!

Pam in IL said...

Aww. You're right about our furry family members being as worrisome as small children! We have a border collie mix and she's done the same thing to her paw. Hope she heals quickly!

April said...

Poor Molly. From the picture, she loves all the attention.

Lillie said...

Gosh! and Molly looking yet so adorable in the photo.

She'll heal soon with lots of love from you.

Catherine said...

Aawww....sweet Molly! Hope she is all healed up in no time. Panzer sends puppy kisses...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh how I identify with you! Our Odin was a border/springer spaniel mix and he was a definite 'go-er'. I'm surprised Molly isn't milking that sore paw for all it's worth - Odin would have been looking for every bit of sympathy he could get.

Marsha said...

Someday. My groomer's helper asked, "how old is Buddy." I said, "I know! He's 2!" Someday. (He forgets to pee too, makes me crazy)

Mouse said...

awwwww ... well she doesn't seem worse for wear and your vet sounds lovely :) love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

Poor Molly, hope it doesn't slow her down too much (well maybe just a little for your sake)

cucki said...

Oh dear..poor baby..
Big hugs x

Valma said...

poor sweet girl, she is so adorable
I hope she will recover soon
xxxx

Brigitte said...

Poor dog. Good that you have such a great vet nearby.

Chris said...

Sweet Molly!

Lynn said...

Poor little pet! You would think she would have hollered when that happened. It's great that you have such a good vet.

Vickie said...

Oh Molly! Is that bandage still intact?!

Anna van Schurman said...

Molly's right. You can't expect easy with a border collie. Stella has broken out with some kind of skin thing three days before we leave on vacation. She'd better be able to go to the kennel! Let's hope she's not contagious. Hope Molly heals quickly.

butterfly said...

Molly is lovely. So happy not much damage done.
I lost my little dog in January would love another one so much fun. My mother use to have a Border Collie they never sit down ha.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

There's nothing scarier than seeing blood on your furbaby. Shelby will be two next month and we still deal with the "puppy crazies" somedays. I keep telling myself, someday she'll settle down. I'm glad Molly's okay. Hang in there pup mom.

stitchinrose said...

I am in love... with your vet, none around here that has that attitude. Yes I have a border collie and oh my what they can get into. if you put them in a regular fence yard, they will figure a way out. Took us several tries to figure out how to keep ours in. Finally over 1/2 acre fenced and other dogs to play with and he has quit getting out ...well for the most part. :o} Escape artist and too clever for their own good, but they are such loveable sweethearts. Good luck with Mollie

Linda said...

So glad to hear Molly is okay.

Linda

liniecat said...

Them dew claws are a bit of a liability aren't they!
Bless her lovely white socks - er even the bandaged one!

Lindsay said...

Fingers crossed Molly heals quickly

Bekca said...

I hope Molly feels much better soon!

Andrea said...

Poor Molly, must be sore for her. Lots of cuddles from Mum.

ricketyjo said...

poor thing, I hope she heals soon. She looks so cute and like a troublemaker in the photo though!

Carol said...

Aww...hope Miss Molly is 100% very soon :)

Sharon said...

You're such a good doggy mommy! You're right that they're just like little ones; they have four paws that they can get into trouble with, so they can move twice as fast!
Hope Molly feels better soon. :)

Pat said...

Mollie looks as if she is enjoying her new "bracelet". Poor you for the fright!

Julie said...

Feel better fast Molly.