Give me strength ... and a valium
I should have known the joy and peace I found after Shadow Tweety fit into her new home with Stacey and Dragon wouldn't last.
I've had a repeat of the Christmas Ham of 2004 incident, but the ham was replaced with a chewie.
I give the dogs a chewie after breakfast. Zoe is usually slow in eating it and often doesn't finish it, and I always pick it up and put it away. Well, today I was on the phone with Inge listening to all her stresses in dealing with her dogs and shelter, when all of a sudden, at my feet, Zoe and Scooter were in a brawl, evidently both wanting the piece of chewie I had failed to pick up. I got a pillow between them and I was lying on the ground between them, but they were still going at it. Somehow I got Scooter away and somehow Peanut got mixed up in the brawl. It all happened so fast! I grabbed Scooter by the collar, hoisted him up and shoved him out the door.
I turn around and there's blood on the floor. I looked at Peanut, and a nice strip of his ear was missing. I held a compress on it and then put on Neosporin. I thought it stopped bleeding, but later I was in the office and turned around in my chair to see a LOT more fresh blood on the floor. So I cleaned that up too, compressed the ear and put on cornstarch, which I read can help to stop bleeding. Inge told me ears can bleed quite a bit!
On another downer, yesterday Matt (remember Hot Tub Matt?) told me I was going to KILL HIM, but he wanted to find his dog Charlie a new home. He adopted her a year ago from Precious friends, a golden retriever/collie/lab mix. Her 1-year birthday is Dec. 15. I won't go on a rant now, I'm depressed enough as it is. But put the word out for this sweet girl. I'll post her picture later in another topic. She's spayed, house trained and has had some obedience classes. She's full-grown at 60 pounds and is good with kids, other dogs and good on leash and in a car. If you are interested in all 4 pictures I have of her, let me know and I'll e-mail them to you. Maybe together we can again find a pet a home.
On top of it all, today was my day to get Cats Are Us yard sale stuff together before work, and the day is half shot, I got no household chores done other than go clean up blood and now it's about time to get ready for work.
If I'm not around for awhile it's because I've crawled into a hole somewhere, so carry on Pet People!
Above is Peanut, scarred for life.
posted by Sandy at 12/11/2007 11:50:00 AM