I was so happy I had my camera at the ready for this little exchange. Quimby was hanging out in our neighbors driveway and the little foster puppy came over to take him for a walk. Needless to say, they didn’t get very far!
So there is a foster puppy living at my apartment right now, and Quimby isn’t pleased. Not. One. Bit. He doesn’t like her, probably because he’s more of a person, and she’s way more of a dog. She’s really a good dog, and will make a fine addition to anyone’s home. She’s energetic, extremely intelligent, plays fetch for hours on end and knows how to sit! I snapped this photo when she first arrived, and it’s probably worth at least 100 words.
This has not been a good few weeks for Quimby and I.
I was outside with him, and he was doing his usual freak out thing, like he always does. I was actually filming him, when out of nowhere he is limping. Then there was blood lots of it. Long story short, I took him to the vet, as the large pad on his front right paw was sliced almost completely in half, and there was no way it was going to heal without stitches.
He was all drugged up for the first week, but once the meds were running low, I came home and found he had got out of his collar and his boot. Of course he had licked his paw clean, which meant licking out the dissolving stitches. That meant another trip to the vet, and another round of surgery. They had me bring him in a few days later to check the wound and re-wrap it. Totally could have wrapped it myself, but they charged $36 for it, despite the fact that my special lady friend had to help them!
I’ve been checking his wound nightly to make sure it’s not bleeding, but last night there was blood. Upon removal of the bandage, the smell was overpowering. Just really, really bad. So he will be going back, I hope it’s nothing.
I’ve written an 80′s hair band parody song called “Backyard Dog” that I will be offering in order to help raise some money to help cover the cost of the bills, which are over $1000 at this time. If you want to help out, you can donate below. Also be sure to watch the hilarious video for backyard dog.