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On the mend

October 6, 2010


Much better now, but getting bored with all the attention.

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  1. October 6, 2010 2:36 am

    The poor, poor boy! I hope he does mend quickly.

  2. October 6, 2010 2:55 am

    awwwww….good pup. glad to see you on the mend!

  3. Jennifer permalink
    October 6, 2010 3:53 am

    Glad to see that he is getting better! And I’m REALLY glad that all he got from his encounter with whatever-it-was was just a scratch… lucky boy!

  4. October 6, 2010 4:23 am

    Oh this is healing up really well! What a difference between this photo and the last one. I hope that old bear decides your place isn’t worth visiting anymore after that fight. I hope you’re enjoying some sunshine today. Take care.
    Maura 🙂

  5. October 6, 2010 6:01 am

    Wow, looks like he earned his keep and then some. Hope he heals up good and the bear decides your place is not worth the hassel.

  6. finding pam permalink
    October 6, 2010 6:25 am

    Is that Melvin? That is pretty scarey that he had an encounter with a bear.. I am glad that he is on the mend. Do your dogs stay in the barn at night or loose? He is a brave dog and he did do his job well. What do you treat a wound so close to his eye with?

    Loved the previous photos.

  7. October 6, 2010 6:58 am

    poor, brave boy! Glad he’s healing well.

  8. October 6, 2010 8:16 am

    Wow, that looks much better than the previous one! My dogs would be milking that wound for all it was worth!! He looks very bored with the whole affair!

  9. October 6, 2010 8:49 am

    Now he looks scrappy. I wouldn’t mess with Mel.

    Glad that he’s getting better!

  10. October 6, 2010 9:56 am

    O boy, was that close to his eye or what? Did you end up having it stitched of just letting it heal naturally? He is the avenger, but next time hopefully he’ll stay out of reach. I worry about our Border Collie getting an eye put out, he hates cats and if he thinks he can get away with it chases them whenever possible. He knows he NOT supposed to but can’t seem to help himself*wink*
    Blessings,
    Kelle

  11. October 6, 2010 11:46 am

    Good to see the improvement, Nita. I imagine bear’s claws would be pretty gunky. What did you use on the dog to clean up the wound?

  12. October 6, 2010 3:03 pm

    Poor guy….he does look much better than the other day though.

  13. October 6, 2010 4:55 pm

    I shudder to look at that. Too close to his eye. I am glad he is on the mend though. I know you would take good care of that wound.

  14. October 6, 2010 8:18 pm

    What a close call!
    The things our animals would tell us if we only knew how to listen….

  15. October 7, 2010 12:36 am

    Oh man! I had to go back and read to see what happened…Melvin the hero! Hugs from Florida…so glad he’s on the mend

  16. October 7, 2010 8:08 am

    Glad your dog is on the mend. That looked like a heck of a wound in the original picture.

    Something has gotten after one of our cats around twilight, just sitting on the porch, twice now. Both times, we have heard the cat fighting as if for her life, rushed out, and found her in a tree with a scratch or two, but none the worse for wear. Her claws are shredded to the blood from how fast she ran up the tree, though, or maybe from the fighting.

    The 2nd time, I patrolled the yard with a flashlight and caught two shiny eyes in the bushes. As best I can tell, it was another cat, but there’s no way to know for sure whether that was what was fighting with our cat. I’m keeping a shotgun and a headlamp by the door, but the attacks are over so fast that I have little hope of ever catching whatever it is. For now, we’re just keeping her in once it gets dark, but boy if I ever find out what it is, it’s a goner. Coming up on the porch to attack the cats is just too much. Never mind that I’m tired of getting the extension ladder out to get her down from the tree. Currently, it’s just propped up there, because I’ve had other things to do. It does occur to me, though, that I may as well just leave it, in case she gets frightened again.

  17. October 7, 2010 12:09 pm

    Poor puppy! Gosh what a brave dog! I am glad he is doing better.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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