You know it’s gonna be bad when Millie is running to the door to tell on Rocky . . . when all the dogs in the neighborhood are barking their fool heads off and the dog that always has to be in the middle of everything is running to get ME . . .
As I put on Prince Charming’s yard shoes and walked out the back door to see what the commotion was all about I said to myself “Self, this is not gonna be good . . . ”
Yep, well shit . . . this is not good . . . as I came around the corner of the garage and walked toward the back gate I saw Rocky in a stand off with a stupid ground hog . . . make that a very pissed off ground hog. Well after I said a whole string of bad words (and throwing a shoe at the ground hog) I managed to get Rocky and Millie back toward the house.
I gave Rocky a quick once over and discovered a small puncture wound on his left ear lobe. Looks like Mama Groundhog got only one good bite in. That’s good. Except I can’t get the bleeding to stop. Well more bad words, and total panic that it might be too late to get Rocky to Lovely Vet’s office and I’ll have to make a trek to Expensive Emergency Clinic.
Quick phone call once I realize it’s not past closing time and off we go to Lovely Vet’s office. Where we are the last patient of the day . . .
Lovely Vet assured me that it wasn’t serious. Antibiotic shot, antibiotic pills, pain meds for a week and Rocky should be fine. Lovely Vet Tech does her best to get the bleeding to stop . . . they use surgical adhesive (super glue!) . . . they even wrapped his ear up in a bandage to keep him from shaking his head . . . he looked like a Russian Grandma. But nothing helped . . . so I have to keep an eye on him whenever he flips his ear.
He’s going to be fine. I’m going to be fine . . . eventually. He scared the crap out of me. I look like I’ve committed a murder. The poor vet’s office looked like it was a crime scene. Who knew an ear would bleed so much!!
Who knew my docile guy would have such a mean streak when it comes to little furry things coming into his yard!
Right now he’s sleeping peacefully at my feet . . . bless his heart . . . and Millie hasn’t left his side since we got back from the vet . . .
It’s been an interesting day.