Our foster dog Sprite had a tough day on Friday. His stitches from the neutering started "leaking" blood serum, and he began licking it like crazy because it apparently became itchy. I put a tee shirt on him and by 2pm there were a lot of bloom serum stains on it so I (Rob) immediately called the vet! I brought him in at 5pm and they told me that it was blood serum and that he needs to stop licking it. To ensure that, they needed to put a wrap around him and make him wear a plastic collar. They cleaned him up, wrapped him and he came home. He was miserable. He couldn't walk around and couldn't sleep. We put him in his crate at night and he couldn't get comfortable between the bandage and the plastic collar. He kept us and Dolly and Franklin up all night. By 2:30am I took him upstairs and laid him on a towel next to me on the floor. He kept pacing over and over. By 6:30am Tom got out of bed downstairs, also unable to sleep.We were all exhausted. Fortunately, we had a VET Appt. at noon for a check up.
Sprite's 1 night bandage
Tom brought Sprite in and I met him there with Dolly and Franklin. The vet removed the bandage, cleaned him up, and checked him. We also got tranquilizers for little Sprite so he could sleep and not touch the wound. We gave him some at 12:30 pm and by 2:30pm he was finally sleeping. We're hoping the little guy can finally heal now, and we can all get some sleep...
Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity. What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love? We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites. Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.
Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)
We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.
Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next
Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14