Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Franklin's Foot Injury & The living pooper scooper

Franklin and his "scooper" collar
Last week, Franklin came in from the backyard after 5 minutes and was bleeding all over the sun porch. He somehow tore one of his back paw nails out (entirely). So, of course, I took him immediately to the vet where the cauterized, cleaned and bandaged it. Because he can't leave anything alone, he's had to wear an elizabethan collar (a large plastic wrap around his head for those non-dog owners).
  His foot is healing (I clean and bandage it often) but he's still wearing his collar. He bumps into things of course, but found another use for it when he's outside. "Scooping."
 - Okay, don't read the rest if you're eating. Franklin has a tendency to crave droppings. Some dogs do, and we'll never know why. Since he's had the plastic collar on, both Tom and I have "welcomed" him back in the house to find "stuff" smeared on the bottom of the outside of the collar (he was obviously trying to snack- eeeewww). Not a fun thing to deal with cleaning.
  Of course, we pick up the back yard daily, but tend to miss one or two "presents"- but he finds them. Anyway, we can't wait to get this thing off his head, although it at least prevents him from "dining."
  See? I told you not to read it if you were eating! :)
Oh yeah, his foot continues to heal...

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