Sunday, June 1, 2008

Torn Dew Claw, Nail Clippings and My Back Right Foot Has A Ochie

Hello My Furry Friends. Sorry we have not posted for a while. Mom and Dad have been working in the front and back yard. They planted flowers and did not let us help. Due to an unfortunate cushion incident the last time they worked in the yard, we had to spend that time in our “safe crates.” We napped in the cool husky air while they were outside in 90 deg, getting sunburned. Mom said there is nothing like that hot, humid southern heat. Here’s a picture of the planting. Nice huh? They did go for a swim after. These are dad's new unbreallas. He said something about mom being so pale skinned the reflection was gonna cause an airplane to crash, so he needed umbrellas.
We were asked to please not walk on the flowers. So far 2 of those little purple flowers have gotten squished by somepuppy’s foot (and until you have a footprint kit and are a member of NCIS , you will never know the guilty pawty.)

Well, as you probably guessed from the title there were assorted feet incidents. First, Missy’s dew claw got caught in Bella’s collar while playing and it tore her nail. There was lots of wooing (by all) and some blood. Mom cleaned it, put some Neosporin on it, and bandaged it up because these things only happen at 8:00 at night. Missy had to go to the vet the next day. According to mom, she was not cooperative. It took mom and 2 techs to hold her down while the doctor clipped her nails. Then he gave her a shot of “make the dog goofy medicine” so he could work on her dew claw. Mom stayed right there with her and watched what was being done. She got a fancy bandage and was very goofy when she got home. The vet would not let mom bring her home alone and one of the techs rode with mom to help her get Missy in the house. Here’s Missy with her bandage. She’s better now, the bandage is off and she’s running around like nothing ever happened.
Bella went a few days later to get her nails clipped. All 38 pds of her. It took mom and 2 techs to hold her down too! And she ruffed and wooed and kicked those legs and was not very cooperative. Of course everyone thought she was just the prettiest thing and she pranced around and showed off. Mom said she rode in the very back seat of the van like she was a princess. Here’s Bella with her new nylabone. We are now allowed in the room with the red rug. So far, we have been really good and have not eaten the rug or any part of the room, yet.
Well, you guessed it, next was my turn. I finally gained some weight. I’m 44 pds, which made everyone happy because of my assorted tummy issues. I then ran to the exam room as my vet was there and I just love to give him kisses. I’ll reconsider this next time. You see, this was just supposed to be a simple nail clipping. No big deal, right? Not! There was something about dry foot pads and I must be licking them a lot, and then when he got to my back foot, I screamed, and I never do that. He checked it and my right back foot has an “ochie”. He called it an “interdigital cyst.” I called it an “ouchie.” Mom’s attempt at taking a picture of it did not go well. She mumbled something about me paying too much attention to the AO4’s photo classes (and do we have some great photos to share of those sessions.) . Now, I have to take two different kinds of pills and mom has to soak my foot in Epson Salt twice a day. Ha roo roo, you should see her trying to do that. I have to take medicine for the next week and hopefully it will get better, or I will have to have surgery. I hope it gets better b/c I don't want surgery, you see, I don't like being away from mom.
I got a new nylabone too (the wolf version), but it does not last me long, maybe a couple of hours, so mom has to get me a dinosaur bone like the AO4 has. We have it on good authority that even I will have trouble chewing that up. She is going to order me one b/c none of the stores here carry them and the people in the stores are not very helpful here.
We have been helping mom create 3 more dog cookie recipes and she is working on her web site. She sent in the samples to the state for the lab analysis and is waiting on her labels, then she will be able to meet with some people about a license and a permit. We are very excited about this dog cookie thing and these last three new ones are very yummy. (The job market is not very good, she is still sending out her resume and wants to get a part time job at that michael's craft store, and she is waiting on an interview. We can live with part time.) Dad told her she has a job here and he appreciates her and does not want her to do something she will not be happy at. Besides he wants her to pursue her dog cookie thing too! We like dad's idea the best!
Here is a short video of me and Bella playing. It's not the best, but we'll get better.

Husky Hugs to all. MayaMarie


Princess Eva and Brice said...

I must be doing something right since Dad clips my nails. And I'm sorry to woo that maybe he should do it more often. They grow so fast that Momma calls them talons. Hmmmm....maybe I need to do a post sometime about Belgians and their "cat feet". Yes, your heard me, I have "cat feet".

Anyway, happy to hear that your mom is progressing on the dog treats. I can't wait. They were so yumy and crunchy. I'll do my part to make sure that she's making billions of $$$.

Princess Eva

Lorenza said...

Hi, MayaMarie!
You all had to go to the vet??
I hope your foot gets better soon. Having surgery is not fun! Paws crossed for you!
I am sure your mom will get the permission for the cookies!
Kisses and hugs

Lacey said...

Wow, all those bad things happening to your feet. I'm not letting anyone go near mine for a while. Glad Missy's is better. Hopefully yours soon will be too!

ps. I heard walking on flowers helps your feet get better quicker. heheheh.

D'Azul Siberian said...

Thats a lot of news to digest in one reading. Sorry about the nail clippings. Mom does ours with the Dremel, even the babies about once a week. Its great. Gloria scuffed up a foot pad yesterday and is being wimpy about it but Mom says she will be fine. We loved the dog cookies you sent.

D'Azul, where Siberians rule

The Army of Four said...

Like Eva, we just can't WAIT for your mom's gourmet dog cookies to hit the market! We've been saving our allowance!
Sorry about all the feety-feet problems! :(
Tail wags,

Jack & Moo said...

Wooos & kissies to all those sore pawsies in your house. Star had a funny bump on the pad of her foot & they finally took it off when they knocked her out to pull a tooth. We hope the Epsom salts & pills work wonders on your bumpy.

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack "did you say 'cookies'?" A-roo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, so much excitement! I'm glad Missy is okay, now you just have to get okay!


Sárie Mirime said...

oh my goodness! Sounds like every mutt's been having issues!

The Daily Echo said...

Oh your poor footy foot! We hope you scored some of those yummy treats your Mom makes for your pain and suffering!

Khady Lynn said...

Poor Missy!!! I hope she is feeling better. I'm sure Bella didn't mean to hurt her.

I'm glad things are going well for your mom's treats too. I sure wish we could try some, but we have those stupid allergies!!!!!

Loved the video!! We need more though!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Hope evFURRYone is getting better!

I soooo love my HH Khookies!!

I know my mom will buy me more when woooo khan sell 'em!!!

PeeEssWoo: Tell your dad MY MOM is white too - my mom works hard to stay that pale!

Kapp pack said...

Glad to hear everydoggy is doing better!

Woo woo, KA

Maverick the Pirate said...

you guys have to go to the vet to get yer nails trimed Harrrrr. Saty away form Lisa the Mean She does my toes with a dremel on the grooming table where everybody sees me Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi MayaMarie,

Goodness, it sounds like you all our tqking turn having foot problems over there.

Do you girls get to swim in the big pool too. It is so hot down here that all me and the Mommy do is stay inside until after it gets dark and then it is still hot. I'm sock of summer already.

Love ya...Mona & the Mommy too!!

My Two Best Friends said...

I hope your little foot is much much better - I don't want you to have to go to the vet for surgery. I had to go for tooth surgery and I was so silly and falling down afterwards, my friends made fun of me. But if you have to have surgery I want to offer to take care of Bella, I love her and she looks just like me ! I don't see many white Sibes! she pretty!
Mr Handsome Thor

Indy said...

Woo, I am sorry to hear about the torn dewclaw, Bella flailing around at the vet, and your interdigital cyst! I had one once when I was little and the vet gave me an injection of steroids right near the cyst and it went away.

Then back in November I got one that got infected really fast, so I had to take antibiotics and that's when we had the whole foot soaking thing going on. I have some good advice for you about how to deal with the foot soaking:

Good luck to your mom with the dog biscuit business! My mom will be glad to help her design a logo if she wants!

Kodak the Eskie said...

Glad your footie is getting better. I don't like my nails trimmed either, but I give in and let mommy do it. Wish I could try those recipes!!

Hugs, Kodak

Anonymous said...

Wooo!!! The umbrella's look cool.. but woo can't get a suntan with them, ha rooo! We hope by now that Missy's footy foot is better!!!