Thursday, July 14, 2011

Good News and Bad News...

So I got some real good news today...

I don't gots to go to my groomer on Saturday!

The bad news is that mom and Pippen had to take me to the Emergency last night!

I had been licking my paw a lot so mom took a look at it and guess what... it was totally all swollen up!

Mom suspected spear grass also known as foxtail... so off we went to the hospital.

One of the nice ladies took me into the back room and then the doctor went and talked to mom and Pippen.

The doctor said that I let them look at it but when they wanted to touch it I got mad.  So the doctor said that they would have to sedate me and open up my paw to see if any bad things were inside.

And then the went home!  Just left me there!  Can you imagine it?

Mom called the hospital early this morning and they said if she brought lots of bags of cash, they would release me.  Pippen tells me that she really hemmed and hawwed over that but eventually decided to spring me from jail.  Good thing, I'm thinking!

The doctor said that they did a big incision and went real deep but couldn't find any foreign material (really why the heck was he looking for material when mom told him it was spear grass???)  He said that they flushed the wound and stitched me back up so I should be good to go once I'm all healed up.

So for the next few days, I'm gonna take my pain meds and antibiotics...

and catch a sunbeam and have some really good dreams.

Oh and you know what?  Now that the crisis is over... Mom's calling me "Gimpy"


  1. some moms just are not funny at all...i cant believe she wasnt giving you lots and lots of mean

  2. Oh my word. We hear if those foxtails go up your nose there is major trouble. Hope you are feeling better
    Benny & Lily
    PeeS. You better think of other ways to try and avoid the groomer

  3. Feel better soon, little Sammie!
    Glad you don't have to go to the groomer on the weekend - yahoo!

  4. That Pippin! He's talking rubbish. We bet your mum had big bags of cash ready before they called.

    Great news about the groomers, but bummer about your foot.

    Hope it heals soon and you can drop that 'Gimpy' moniker.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  5. Poor you..your paw must hurt terribly. I once had a dog who hurt his paw and it seemed to hurt him forever..he was constantly limping and getting lots of extra fussing..I was getting really worried until I noticed him limping on the wrong paw!!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  6. It's bad that the hospital gave you a pink dressing!! Don't they know you're a boy!!??

    Your poor mum having to find bags of money to spring you! Maybe you should really sweet to her for a while??

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

    PeeS: Get well soon!

  7. Ohh my poor puppy pal!! I hope you're feeling better, that just sounds so painful!!

  8. How awful, you poor little thing. Left alone overnight with Dr. Cut Me Up. Now you have that stupid sock on your foot. Hope you don't get the cone of shame on top of it.


  9. Hi Sam
    We hope you are back on your paws real soon.
    Take it easy.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  10. I'm thinking da Groomer just might have been a better option.....

    And I bets Pippen was right there with your mom, packing ups those bags of money to spring you from da Vet! He's just filled with da jealousness over you uber-cool pawcover.

  11. Hey Sam,

    Your paw cover matches my!
    I know all abouts Dr. Cut Me Up (dat Mango is so funny) becuz of my BooBoo ear. Good thing your mom and Pippen sprung you when dey did, one night in da hospital is one too many!
    Mom and me sure hopes you is feelin' better today my furiend. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie MAe

  12. GIMPY???? Sooooo peeps like.. to kick a fella when he is down!! Sheesh.
    Well, I am glad that you will be fine and dandy speedy quick.
    That is super good news about not having to go see Miss Buzz Off.

  13. Oh sam, that looks painful, we do hope you're feeling better and not too groggy with the pain meds. Should be worth a lot of extra treats though my friend if we're looking for a silver lining, that and getting out of the groomers :-) take car, Dex and lou xxx

  14. Sam...Riley can commiserate with you...she's had TWO of those dreaded bandages on her front feet (both were pink though) after she had to have surgeries on broken nails. Tell Mama to have fun getting that thing off! (Don't bite her tooooo hard...ha ha ha!).

    You all are in Canada, right? (I get confused where everybody lives...haha). You know what would make you feel tons better? Winning some organic dog treats in our contest! Just e-mail us a picture (or pictures) of you and Pippen staying cool on a hot day at and you'll be entered!

    Elyse and Riley

  15. Aww, you poor thing!

    Make sure you take advantage of the situation and demand extra lovin's and treats.

    I hope you heal up soon and are as good as new.

    I love that header!

  16. Hey Sam!
    Wow, leaving you like that is just rotten! I'm sorry the dogtor did a slice-n-dice on your paw, but at least there was nothing major wrong. I think you should milk this for all it's worth...think ice cream!!! Every good patient gets ice cream, right?? Sending you my healing thoughts for a fast recovery.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  17. Oh, Sam - you look so pitiful with your little bandage. "Gimpy" = NOT funny, right? Those foxtail things can be a mess! Hope you're back on your walkies real soon! Take care!

    The Road Dogs

  18. Ouch!
    I hope you are feeling much better now.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs