Saturday, October 25, 2008

Who's to Blame?

Once again, I'm in trouble, but this time I'm not alone. Finally, ol' Cap is in the dog house with me because Mom is not sure which of us is to blame. Warning -- this post is not for the faint of heart or those readers who might say, Ewwww! Here's my story, and I'm sticking to it...
We were all going for walkies, which is not easy with this many dogs. We started out with Glynn pointing the wrong way, I somehow got a leg hung up in my leash, and you can see Cap is stepping on someone's tennie. He does not make a good dance partner. Anyway, it was noticed that Glynn had a bit of a swelling over her shoulders. Since it was the evening and she wasn't acting sick, the vet would have to wait until morning to see it.

While we were walking, we came across this thing on the road. Ignore the hairy legs in the photo, that was our kitty Nigel butting in the picture. Take a look at the middle of the picture and see if you can spot the pygmy rattlesnake. They may be small, but they pack a punch like a biggun. This is the second one we've found close to the house. Luckily, My Boy was along and got rid of it before it could bite anyone. Mom is very tolerant of snakes in general, but when they coil up and strike, that's a no-no.

Glynn's shoulders kept swelling more until the next morning. The vet said it was a seroma, a pocket of bloody fluid. It could have been a bee sting, snake bite, and Cap playing too hard with our Sis. Well, who do you think Mom believes? We even had a snake right there to point the finger at, but no. Sadly, all eyes turn toward me again. At least Cap is also a suspect this time. Could have been either one of us. Or that pesky snake. Glynn had to have surgery to flush the seroma, and had a drain put in to keep it from swelling again. For the next few days, we are being kept apart and we don't get to play with her at all, not even a little. I miss my Sis. From what I hear, she's having a great time with all the attention to herself, and special treats to help the pills go down easy. Buck even gets to lick the spoon.

And to that I say, Ewww!


Gus said...

Ewwwww...poor Glynn. I know that those drains are not comfortable! Tell her we hope she will recover quickly. Though with a CAT licking her spoon, she may have a relapse!


Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Remind your Mom that you live in USA, and are innocent and have to be proven guilty. I know of a good lawyer!
Hope Glynn recovers quickly, and get to play togher soon.

with wagging tail,

Jackson said...

Poor Glynn! I hope she's doing OK. Keep us posted, pal.
I can't believe either of you are the guilty party, Tell. Must have been someone else! J x

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We hope Glynn gets better really quick! We are voting for the bee sting...surely you two couldn't commit such a heinous crime! That snake looks very scary! Our mom is only afraid of 4 kinds of snakes...big one, little ones, live ones and dead ones!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh dear poor Glynn we hope she gets better very soon. Not sure what we would have done if we had seen that snake! Don't really get to see that many here.
Have a good week.
Molly and Taffy

Agatha and Archie said...

Poor Glynn,tell her we hope she feels better...We BOTH know how it is to be unfairly blamed buddy so sorry we can't help you out here... Our bet?? that snake kid..Love A+A

Dewey Dewster said...

Sorry that Glynn is feelin' poorly...hope the drain works 'n she gets all healed up again...ya don't get scared of rattlesnakes???? Gram just hates snakes....any kind... and would have freaked out seein' that one....glad he didn't bite anyone...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Maggie and Mitch said...

It was definitely the snake! They're evil to the core!
Poor Glynn! We feel so badly for her! We sure hope she heals up quickly!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Hey Tell, what a pretty sisiter you have, but poor girl getting bitied by that nasty snake.As if you would do such a thing - I mean she's not a chicken is she?

And Tell, thank you very much for your kind words on my blog, I really appreciated it. We will have to compare symptoms, us poor wireys.

Wiry wags, Eric x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear... I hope Glynn is better now. I dont think either of you are guilty

~ Girl girl