Thursday, July 12, 2007

Why me????


Guess you are wondering why I'm posting that pic...some stories just have to be told. You know when you see that cute little baby and you think about how cute they are and how much you would like to have one until....until they turn into the TEEN MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE!!!! Well, the same goes for those cute little puppies....listen up you wanna-be dog owners. Don't get me wrong, I love this huge 120 pound eleven month old puppy to bits....but yesterday was definately the vet-visit from H-E Double Hockey Sticks!
It turns out Eros was limping on his back paw yesterday...I saw nothing there but called the vet anyway to see what to look for. They said he probably just stepped on something outside and to give him Ascripton and soak the foot in espsom salts for 10 minutes a couple of times a day. (yeah right....did they know he weights 120 pounds....I don't think so!) Anyway, when I got home for lunch his one claw area was red and swelling. Another call to the vet.....they said it could be infected and I needed to bring him there right away. This would mean I had to take time off from work to get a 120 pound limping mastif/lab in the front seat of our truck while driving in a torrential storm/downpour...yeah right! He hadn't been in our truck since he was able to sit nicely on the floor between my legs in the passenger side. My neighbor managed to help me get him in but as I was driving in a car with no air conditioning in the downpour, a mastif in my face breathing very hard and fogging up my windows, it was not a pretty cute dog in the car moment!
Anyway, to make a long story short, got him to the vets, had to wait awhile and sit with all the little tiny dogs that were smaller than the bones he gnaws on, (and he wanted to play with each and every one) gave the people in the waiting room a good laugh as they watched Eros literally pull me out of my seat when my name was called (one little girl sitting with her teeny dog thought Eros was a Bear...go figure) only to find out $263 later that he had an infection from licking a small wounded area on his paw. The worst part was that he has to wear the dreaded E-collar! The above pic, my dear dog lovers, is my sweet Eros a bit dazed and confused (they had to drug him to X-ray the paw) holding onto his security bone after he came home. He's on some antibiotics (huge doses actually because of his size) and is doing much better, thank you very much!
So, remember my story when you see those cute little loveable puppies.....to be totally honest with you....had I known moments like yestereday would occur when seeing that little puppy face...I still would take that big gentle giant of a dog home with me!
Till next time, yinz crazy guys....

14 Comments:

ollie1976 said...

Poor Eros-please give him some extra hugs and kisses from his Aunt Jen.

Bloggin' Out Loud said...

Never have I felt so helpless, so frustrated, and so GUILTY for being 250 miles away from your crisis ground zero. I'll make it up to you, I promise. You won't have to lift a finger this weekend! You won't even have to lift an eyebrow! Once I walk through the door, your wish is my command! And I'll take over the puppy parenting duty! So, hang in there, Sweetie, I'll be home soon as my trusty Caliber can bring me!

Jan in PA said...

Linda sends big, fat, sloppy Mastiff kisses to (one of) her boyfriend(s).

My daughter just took her black lab to the vets for much the same thing. What's up with that? Remember the old wives' tale that if a dog licks a wound it disinfects it?

stitcherw said...

Poor baby, I'm so sorry to hear that his paw has an infection. My oldest dog Sasha is just under 130 lbs, so I can totally relate to trying to get them to do things and go places that they may not want to do or go (as well as to hot doggy breath and steamed up car windows, lol). Also, to the massive amounts of antibiotics it takes when they get ill. Hope he heals quickly before both of you go to nuts.
Sue

Coleen said...

Aw! poor puppy! I hope he's on the mend soon!

StitchLuva and Yarn said...

what a face!

andi said...

Awh, poor baby! "Bear" too funny!

Kare said...

Awwwwwwwwww!!!

April said...

Oh Lucy I hear your pain right now. Do I ever! Poor baby. Did he have an accident with his left eye at some point, or is it just the photo?

Good luck on your wallet.

Name: Vicki said...

Only pet lovers would understand why you would spend so much money on your dog! As a devoted pet owner myself, I totally understand and would do whatever it takes for my furbabies! Hope he feels lots better soon!

Sue said...

ROFLMBO!! I've always had pets and have a few stories like that! Gotta love those critters!

Sue said...

P.S. I hope I didn't end up commenting twice! IE just burped.

CritterLady62 said...

Poor thing! I hope he feels better soon. I bet those big puppy eyes even tug on the heart strings even more when looking out from an e-collar.

Heather said...

What sad eyes!!! You could just cry looking at those puppy dog eyes!