Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Double Paw Trouble

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.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

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.

About us

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!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next