DOUBLE PAW TROUBLE - It must be a full moon. Both Dolly and Franklin have paw problems this week.
DOLLY- Monday at daycare, one of Dolly's right rear toenails was ripped into the quick (I know, nasty) and bled a lot. Daycare managed to stop the bleeding. Tom picked the kids up and brought them home. When he told me, I immediately took her to the vet. They cleaned and bandaged what was left of the nail, and sent her home with lots of antibiotics. This is a picture I took of Dolly after she came out of the vet's back room all bandaged up. She jumped up and sat on the bench next to me and give me a kiss. Notice her little back paw all bandaged up.FRANKLIN- For the second time in a month, Franklin has been bitten by some bug that caused his paw to swell. Dolly was bitten once also. Whatever bug this is has caused their paws to swell giving the appearance of a 6th toe. Fortunately, Benadryl for several days reduces the swelling, and hydrocortisone (bandaged over) relieves the itching and swelling. Franklin is also bandaged up this week.