Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ouch! Franklin's Painful Trouble

Anyone who says having dogs isn't like having kids doesn't likely have a dog. Kids are kids, and our 10 year old Dachshund Franklin got into trouble and pain yesterday.
Franklin recovering from losing a nail
  In the mornings I let the 3 kids outside to do their business at 4:45 a.m. then they come in for breakfast with Tom. Yesterday morning I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary when they came in and ate.  After Tom left for work I noticed that there was a stain on one of their blankets where Franklin was laying and he was licking his foot. That's when I realized that one of his entire toenails had come off outside!
  Of course, there was blood, so I needed to clean that up. It was a bit of a struggle to put hydrogen peroxide on his foot because it hurt so much. I gently wiped it with a towel, then soaked his paw for 10 minutes in epsom salts. After drying it, I applied triple antibiotic ointment and bandaged the area, topping off his foot with a sock (and velcro around his leg so he  can't tear it off to get to the bandage).
  So, he gets his foot bathed and cleaned, re-medicated and bandaged daily. He's also on pain meds and recovering this week.  Kids!!

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