Friday, August 12, 2011

Drama Queen

Of course, Seven did not want to be left out of all the drama.  She was in the yard one afternoon when Stephen heard one of the dogs screaming bloody murder.  Stephen ran outside to see what was wrong and Seven was in a screaming, crying heap.  She was holding up her paw and yelped for nearly a minute.  I am sure the entire neighborhood heard her death wailing.  We could see that Seven's leg was still attached so we told her she needed settle down if she wanted us to help her.  We got her inside and examined her paw.  Stephen discovered that she had been stung (he wants credit for that find so here it is).
Seven continued off and on with the theatrics.  I gave her some Benadryl and iced her paw.  I also explained to her that her sister, Riley, did not make a peep when she fractured her hock.  That it was not until the next day did she squeak a little when the doctors were manipulating the painful joint.  God help me if Seven ever actually gets hurts. 

16 comments:

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I like Riley's countdown:)

Well, you can't blame a girl for trying, lol. Poor Seven is probably feeling very left out. And it might be her first bee sting. And she is a Drama Queen after all! If she ever actually does get hurt she'll probably be like Riley and not make a peep:)

jet said...

oh the drama!! I am glad that Barbie doesn't have so many dramatic tendencies

Jennifer said...

Awwwww, poor Seven! Hope her paw feels better. :)

Jen

greytblackdog said...

I wonder if she will be a freak about bugs now. Roxy was stung a couple of years ago and she is very cautious of anything that buzzes - bees, flys, dremmel tools. I can only imagine the drama involved with her ;)

Sara said...

Funny critters, aren't they? Always seems that the smaller the problem, the louder the noise.

Hope both girls get better quickly.

Hiking Hounds said...

LOL! Poor girl. It's horrible when you're just being a girl playing in the yard and you are unjustly attacked.

andrea said...

Our foster puppy is a drama queen too - carries on like she's being stabbed at the smallest provocation ... poor Seven though - some of those stings HURT!

Kathy said...

Too funny. Some of those stings do hurt though. I got stung by a yellow jacket that I was trying t get off of Rio. It came over and stung me. Hurt like the blazes for 2 days. Then a week later, I got a delayed reaction rash. Not fun :)

angelofthemind said...

Poor Seven! Gotta love the drama queen act though. Hope that both the girls are feeling better!

IHateToast said...

The squeaky wheel ...

Carol from Carol's Critter Corner said...

Poor Seven. Maybe the bee died after getting Seven. Would that make Seven feel better? Hope she feels better. I have a terrier that is a drama king. Squeals at everything. Even if the cats are too close.

Sientay L said...

Seven sounds like Pebbles. Pebbles had a deathly cry too and she would also cry and wail at any little injury. You could even look at her with the "I know you did it" look and Pebbles would whine, tuck her tail under and go hide. I hope Seven feels better soon.
P.S. I like your countdown clock for Riley:)

houndstooth said...

Well, perhaps she's feeling a little neglected! Getting stung can hurt like the devil, too. I'm giving her the sympathy vote, and perhaps a little ice cream to go with it!

Muttsandaklutz said...

Does the drama ever end? Yikes! Must have been a bit of a relief to be able to quickly determine what the cause was and that it wasn't anything too serious.

Lucy is a total drama queen too -- shrieks bloody murder if the vet so much as looks at her...

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Oh greyhounds! When we were in Ohio the foster dog got stung by something, and we didn't know it until his face swelled up (he got stung on the foot). Fortunately, I think if Seven ever does hurt herself (but I certainly hope she never does) she won't make a sound either. Seems to me anything painful that happens gets not a peep, but bump a toe with a door and the neighbours think you're making doggie stew for dinner!

Witty Angel said...

I onced dogsat a large male greyhound who was the biggest drama queen. He had a similar fit when he received a small scratch from a fence after colliding with it. The way he was carrying on you would have thought his foot had been ripped off.