Monday, November 17, 2008

Crash and Burn

I am beginning to think that Reagan is accident prone. I had the hounds at the training building on Sunday to teach a private obedience lesson. There is an agility field out back with sand footing. It was cold and the hounds needed to let loose. Reagan was running around and fetching her toy. At one point she ran past me up onto the concrete. When she circled around and turned back towards the sand, her back feet slipped out from under her. She scrapped up her back feet, toes, and her right stifle. She started to bleed quite a bit and was leaving a significant trail of blood as she walked. Dang it! It was one of those days where it was freezing cold, so I could not clean her up outside. I put her in the van, grabbed the other two, and tossed all my stuff in the van. I got her home in the bath tub. Got her cleaned up and all of the sand out of the wounds. Katie is a much better patient than Reagan. Of course, what do you expect from the most perfect greyhound ever? Reagan was uncooperative, but I managed to bandage her feet. Now the dilemma.... what do I do with the 19-month old brat for the next couple of days? Watch TV? Read a book? Checkers? Scrabble anyone? Unfortunately, that is not going to work for Reagan.

11 comments:

Stephen said...

First you break Stacker, now you've broken the youngster. I think I need to take the kids with me so you can't hurt them anymore...

Sientay L said...

Hey, Stephen, watch what you're saying. Stacker ran out in front of the girls all on his own. Reagan is still a pup and learning.
Sorry Reagan is hurt. Maybe she'll take it easy for a couple of days. I'm always wishing that these hounds would realize they have boo boos and chill out for a bit. It's wishful thinking but I always think it just in case they are listening:)

BrittBeah said...

Ouch

Addie said...

That looks like it really hurts...poor Reagan! Too bad she can't do sudoku or something.

Addie

PS - Now I have to go look up "stifle"!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Too funny, Stephen. They would never get their nails trimmed or veggie mix living with you.

Addie, the stifle joint is the knee joint in the back leg. The joint below the hip and above the hock.

Jen

christie said...

My Gemini is also a bit accident prone. Scrapes himself up and winds up in various locations that he can't get himself out of. It's nice to know other greys are like that also.

P.S. - now I have to look up hock!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

:-) The hock joint is what I would call the most obvious joint in the middle of the hind leg. It is the joint above the feet. :-)

Jen

Anna said...

Stephen, Stacker broke himself on his own accord. He crossed in front of two Greyhounds that day, not a very wise decision on his part. Sorry to hear about Reagan. Hope she'll take it easy for a little while at least. Poor pup.

I'll sneak her a piece of turkey now too. :-)

What is up with our Greyhounds lately? Fire, Stacker, now Reagan?

Zan said...

Poor Regan. Looks like a bad boo boo!

KF-in-Georgia said...

Sounds like time for inspired obedience lessons, since agility may need to take a brief time out.

Poor baby...

greytblackdog said...

um, maybe you can teach her how to say the alphabet? er, bark the alphabet? sing happy birthday? paint pictures with her nose? i'm not sure that the greyhound protection services (gps) needs to get involved - yet :)