Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday's Tale (of woe)

Well, it's another problem for Lightning.  Mom says he just can't catch a break.  We will let Lightning tell you what happened.



Yesterday I was out with Mom taking care of business.  I don't walk "properly" on either of my back legs.  When we came inside, Mom caught me licking the paw on my "better of the two" legs, and there were several spots of blood on the floor.  Upon closer examination, she saw that two of my nails were broken all the way to the quick.  She thinks I must have turned my foot under on the sidewalk and snapped the two nails. My nails were just trimmed a week ago.


So off to the vet I went.  I had to spend the night because the vet thought he might have to sedate me to do his work.  I was a good boy and no sedation was needed. But we have torrential rain here in OP.  When Mom picked me up this morning, I came out to her not only with the dreaded cone, BUT I also had a trash bag wrapped around my foot to keep the bandage dry.  Well, that trash bag lasted less than 45 seconds and was totally off before we even got to the car.


As you can see, I am happy to be home despite another problem. Now we have to figure out how to keep my bandage dry while we get through the next umpteen days of predicted rain.  Actually I only have to wear the bandage for up to two days.  Mom is also hoping that my dear siblings don't try to help me remove that bandage.  Then, on top of everything else, Mom and Dad are going away for the long Memorial Day weekend, and I, along with Misty and Timber, will be off to camp.  Mom is already stressing about me, but she also knows I will be OK because we always stay at a boarding kennel that is part of a veterinary clinic, not ours, but still a good one.  

We probably won't be around much until next week.  Send along all the POTP you can muster for me.  It always helps to have support from my friends.

Woos - Lightning (Misty and Timber)

So we guess we can be happy that Lightning is home and will be fine in a few days!!!


38 comments:

Matilda the Boxer said...

Oh Lightning! You could TRY keeping things a little less exciting for your momma!

Millie and Walter said...

We have our paws crossed tight for you Lightning and hope you have a good stay at the kennel too.

My Mind's Eye said...

Lightning my darlin' brave Woofriend. Powerful purrs coming your way. You have the sweetest face and look happy in spite of the vet prescribing all that pesky plastic equipment.
I can imagine how your toes feel because I have done something similar to my pinkie toe several times and once I had toe surgery on both big toes.
Every time my heart beat my toes HURT
Hugs and safe travels to the peeps
Cecilia

Sandee said...

Poor baby. What a trying time you're having, your mom is having and all of us that love you are having. I hope you heal up quickly.

Tons of doggy kisses and prayers. My best to your mom. ♥

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh dear, poor Lightening, that is such bad luck. Gail and I are lobbing another huge dose of POTP across the Pond.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Ruby said...

Oh noes!!!!! Okay, let Ma tell you what she did when her Angel Annie had this happened to her, it might work for you.
Once you have your bandage dry, have your Moms put an child's sock over it, and tape the top so it doesn't fall down. Next, gets yourself some Glad Press n'Seal wrap ~ have your Mom wrap your bandage with it before you go out. What Ma did, was lay it out (enough to wrap around your bandage) on your counter, then lay another piece on top of that (maybe another depending), then put your paw in the middle and wrap around. Then just peel off when you come in. It might work for you too. Ma found it the easiest way to keep the paw dry.
Hopes you gets out of that cone my pal, and feel lots better soon!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

24 Paws of Love said...

You poor dog! At least you are smiling. Thinking of you and the Momster.
24 Paws Crossed!

LBJ said...

Ouch! Get better soon! Yes, when Mom used to board Barkley he went to one that was associated with her Vet. Here, I go stay at my dog walkers house.

Sandee said...

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

Marg said...

Oh No Lightning. We are so so sorry that you have having even more trouble. WE sure send tons of good thoughts to you. We so hope that every thing heals up really really soon.

The Florida Furkids said...

Mom said just reading that hurt! We hope you're feeling better soon!!!

The Florida Furkids

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Constant dreary weather--though we're a bit envious of that--the dreaded cone and worry. Misty and Timber should get to work bringing smiles back to your house. Paws crossed it'll only be two days.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Oh, you poor baby. Things are supposed to come in three, not three dozens. We hope you heal quickly and have no problems this weekend. We wish we had a good suggestion for you.

CheerfulMonk said...

My heart goes out to you -- and to your poor mom! I hope you recover quickly and that it doesn't ruin her weekend.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Poor Lightning! It is one thing after another, but at least you are still smiling. I am sending you more good thoughts.

Brian said...

Dang Lightening, you're so right, you and Mom can't catch a break. We're all sending POTP and purrs for a whole bunch of good to come your way pal.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh LIghtning you are such a sweetheart to keep smiling even with all your hurts. You know we keep you in our puggy prayers every night. You will be in good hands while your mom & dad are away
hugs
Mabel

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Dear me Lightning, I am tempted to say that it never rains but it pours... but you might ban me from commenting! Anyway, know tha you have lots of POTP from me and wishes that this is the last of the things going wrong and all things go right from here on!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Amber DaWeenie said...

OUCH! You got it!.....POTP on the way to you, along with lots of hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh that footie must hurt so bad! I hope it gets better soon.
I will send some magic healing bubbles for it!
love
tweedles

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes! We hope you heal up quickly, Lightning! Sending lots of purrs and Lexi sends puppy woofs too.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Oh you poor pup! Well, this is your third (?) injury? Hopefully third time is the charm, and no more problems for you! Sending lots of POTP!

easyweimaraner said...

oh noo.... we are so sorry that another bad thing happened to you... and we send lots of POTP and we wish you all da best with hughs and kisses and a truckload of weimpower

Molly the AireGirl said...

Oh no. Lots of AireZen and healing vibes are heading your way, Lightning. Your blog looks so sunshiny and pretty. Love it!

Crystal And Daisy Mae said...

OH NO, Lightening not again. You poor thing. Of Course we will send you all the woofs and prayers we can muster. We hope you're better soon.

Unknown said...

Oh honey, despite all that, here you are with that happiest of faces. It made me miss Rumpy so much.

Take care, and here's hoping that you heal up real quick.

Pam and Teddy said...

Lightning! I'm so sad that you have yet something ELSE to contend with but bless your heart you still always look SO HAPPY. I know that in spite of the misfortunes you've had, you feel loved and well taken care of and THAT's the important thing. I'm sure you will be just fine at the vet's kennel while you humans are away - just REST and before you know it, no more toe bandage or cone!! TAKE IT EASY MY FRIEND! I'm sending you a ton of POTP.

Love, Teddy

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Oh man, Lightning...you really can't catch a break (unless you count the broken nails which isn't much of a break like you need but more of a literal break). So sorry, buddy. We're sending oodles of poodles POTP times two for you. Tell your 'pawrents' to enjoy a nice holiday weekend while you guys are off at Club Pet. 😍

pilch92 said...

You really can't catch a break :(

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Sweet Lightning - take care of that paw sweet boy. We're sending purrs and prayers your way brave boy!

T. Maxx said...

Oh Lightning! So sorry to hear that..
You look so cute!! Take care handsome one!
We'll send EXTRA good vibes and love your way!
Have fun at camp and here's wishing your mom and family a happy holiday!

Cheers,
Maxx and mommy

KB said...

Sending you every POTP vibe that we can muster, Lightning. I emailed your mom a bandage cover suggestion. I hope that it helps.

Wyatt Airedale said...

Oh poor Lightning ☹️. When I broke my toe and had a splint for 12 weeks, mom would put the plastic bag on my bandaged split with duct tape or tied with a ribbon, for my walks in the wet weather. It worked well with supervision. All the best for a speedy recovery.

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Oh poor thing, Lighting!! Looks like Ruby's Ma has a great suggestion. Hope your speedy recovery.

Pinot xo

Huskies622 said...

We are of course late to read this but we hope that all is getting better with your foot Lightning! We know how much your mom must worry when she is gone but it sounds like you are spending the holiday weekend in a good place that can keep a good eye on you!

Kiki and her mom

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "Poor Lightning! We definitely send you lots of purrs!"
Lulu: "And tail wags!"
Chaplin: "Don't worry, Lightning, Dennis used to tell me how Tucker had problems with his nails and he would wear a little booty and stuff. And Dennis says Tucker was like the coolest dog ever. So you're like the coolest dog ever too."
Charlee: "Right! But we still send purrs!"

Astro & Mitzie said...

We came to check on you Lightning.
Hope your toes nails are better now.
Time to work on the crazy legs healing.
Prayers for you sweet boy.

xo Astro and Mitzie

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, dear Lightning...so sorry to hear this! Please heal up and feel better very soon! We are sending you lots of hugs and pawsitive thoughts! And hugs for Momma, too! xoxoxo