Feb 15, 2010

Walk Cut Short Today

Bandit and I were more than halfway through our walk when we passed by a house that has two golden retrievers.  If they're home and in the backyard, they bark at Bandit.  In turn, he barks back.  Today as we passed by, the retrievers were out and a bark-fest ensued.  I kept walking as I was telling Bandit to "leave it."  Next thing I knew Bandit was yelping bloody murder.  I turned and saw that he was stuck in a grate in the road.  I bent down and helped him remove his arm.  He yelped a few more times so I was afraid he was somehow badly injured.  I sat down with him on the sidewalk so I could check him out, and I noticed this cut on his arm.  It wasn't deep enough to draw blood but was deep enough that it separated his whole top layer of skin.
I called K on my cellphone and he came to pick us up.  We took Bandit home and checked him out really good.  Fortunately, he didn't break or sprain anything, and while I was on the phone with the vet's office he started tearing through the house like he usually does when he comes home from a walk - a very good sign!  The vet said I should try to clean it a bit but that it didn't sound like anything that necessitated a visit.  We got out the first aid kit, cleaned the wound with some antiseptic, and then wrapped it with gauze and tape. 

The little patient is doing just fine!

10 comments:

Emma Rose said...

Poor Bandit! I hope it heals really quick. He does look like he is loving all the extra attention :)

Kisses,
Emma Rose

Bella/Dodger/Izzie said...

OH NO!!!! Poor Bandit. Thank heavens he didn't break his leg. His big smile shows how thankful he is for being taken such good care of.

Pat said...

Poor Baby...isn't horrible when our furry babies get hurt? Glad it's nothing too serious.

Priscilla said...

Phew! What a relief! Glad Bandit is ok :)

K9friend said...

Ouch! That looks like it hurt. We're glad he's doing fine now!

Shopgirl said...

that looks very painful...I am a doctor mom to my LB and Mattie and Baxter our cat that thinks he is a dog.
I am so glad that he didn't have a brake. He looks all happy, he knows that he is loved!!!:)
Hugs to Bandit's Doctor Mom
Mary

Reena said...

glad he is ok, but how scary when it happened!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I can feel YOUR pain at Bandit getting hurt! We love our little fur-kids so much, it's a terrible thing when they get wounded. So glad he showed immediate joy by bounding through the house! Give that little sweetie a slobbery kiss on the nose for me!

Ripley said...

Glad you're OK, Bandit! We like to bark and "fence fight" with a mean Boxer when he's out in his back yard. Let's swap stories someday!

RYKER said...

Hey Little Bro,
So glad your doing OK. Looks like your in Great hands...milk it for all it's worth!!
Ryker :)