Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mayhem Mishaps

Take one easily excitable Border Collie, add a very sturdy, and nearly invisible screen door...toss in some people playing with their dog outside and you end up with mayhem. 



Molly didn't see the screen door was closed and smashed, full speed, right into it Saturday evening. Dash and I could see she had a mouth wound and hurried her in to the emergency vet where she was admitted and given pain relief until they could get her a CT scan. Luckily, her jaw wasn't fractured but she ripped out three of her little nibbly teeth on the bottom set, which they removed and stitched closed. It was pretty scary for all of us.


She got to come home this evening. Molly is pretty doped up!


She now wants all the snuggles. She is usually too busy for cuddling. Often, one thinks one is fixing to get a cuddle but it's usually only a ruse to get one to play fetch.


We cannot tear mouth stitches as that tissue is very soft and easily damaged so this horrid cone is required for two weeks. We are also not allowed any toys for two weeks! The vet gave us tranquilizers which we hope will lessen the toy/fetching/chewing withdrawal symptoms. The poor girl has already searched the house for toys several times. (I washed all the toys and put them away.)

On the plus side, Molly thinks it's one big dog party with canned food and peanut butter! Dash and I are relieved to have her home again. And I will be sewing some ribbons into the screen door once it's repaired!


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xox

23 comments:

Kay said...

Poor baby. My dog injure his back recently and wasn't allowed to play, jump, or even go for walks. I am sur ehe felt we were just being mean. I hope it passes quickly for you all. x

Marilyn said...

Oh, poor Molly.
I hope she recovers well.
Doggies get so excited sometimes.
Marilyn

Kate said...

Poor Molly but I'm so pleased the damage wasn't any worse. No doubt it was scary for you, as well. I'm sending a tummy rub for Molly. :)

marly said...

Oh my goodness. Poor baby! Hope she heals without any problems.

Robin in Virginia said...

Glad Molly is home and on the mend. Praying for a full healing without any lingering problems.

blueladie said...

Awwwww poor Molly. Sending hugs, pats and prayers, Cathryn

Khristine Doiron said...

Oh no! Poor Molly! Wishing her a speedy recovery and hopefully these next two weeks go by quickly for all of you!

Julie said...

Awww poor sweetie ... sending doggy cuddles her way and a {hug} for you mom as it must have been so scarey for you too. xx

Carol said...

Oh, my! I'm so sad for poor Molly... I sure hope she heals quickly and can get back to just being a fun-loving dog :)

Sandy In Montana said...

Sending healing vibes your sweet Molly's way. Enjoy all those snuggles while they last.
Hugs, Sandy

Meari said...

Poor girl! Hope she has a speedy recovery.

deb said...

Oh no - poor Molly! Cones are so frustrating - hope she heals quickly.

Jan said...

Poor Molly has to wear the cone of shame. Hope she heals alright.

Susan said...

Poor Molly - and poor you. It is awful when they are hurt/sick and then add to it when they can't do one of their favorite things - misery for everyone. Hope she heals and is back to her old self quickly.

NanaDiana said...

Awww...that poor baby! You just feel so helpless when things like that happen because there is nothing you can "say" to let them know WHY the toys are gone and WHY the cone is on. Two weeks is going to seem like a long time to all of you! xoDiana

moosecraft said...

Awww....poor Molly! I feel so bad for her! Sending her some healing hugs and hopes she will be able to get back to her energetic self soon!

Rachel S-H said...

Poor girl!

Jackie said...

Poor Molly! I know she is going to miss playing with her toys. We learned when Murphy fractured his growth plate that giving him the meds was very necessary for his own health. He needed to rest. With active dogs, there really isn't any other choice. It will be a long two weeks and she is not going to to understand why she has to eat her regular dog kibble when the time comes!

diamondc said...

Molly: Krissy says to heal fast, she knows what it is like to not have her toys.

Blessings
Catherine

rosey175 said...

Oh no, poor puppers! Border Collies are great but they certainly have energy. We had to run one of our kitties into the vet this week too for an emergency examination but luckily nothing serious and he's already back to "normal". Does Molly avoid that door now?

Faith... said...

Oh that poor puppy. I hope he is healing and can get the cone off soon.

Keebles said...

Poor Molly...cone of shame! I have just met you and I...SQUIRREL!

Tammy said...

Poor baby!