Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Down, but not out.

Your friend and mine, Trey Bubbles Parker, has done it again.

And both of us are feeling the pain.

You can pretty much guess where his pain is.  Mine is in my pocket book.


From the time he was a teenager, Trey has been his own worst enemy.  He's torn gums, ripped nails, broken teeth, gotten quilled,  and generally not listened when his body told him he'd had enough.  I tell folk he has two speeds: asleep and "flat out".

His latest injury happened when he tore the pad on the back of his leg.  I thought if I left it it would heal on its own. Kaitlyn convinced me otherwise.  So here we are 30 hours, five stitches and $430 later, and poor Trey is feeling rather sorry for himself.


It clearly hurts and to add insult to injury, he has to wear a plastic bag on his leg when he goes outside. 'course it's almost seven in the evening and he's only been outside once today.  (I'd kill for a bladder like that !)

What on Earth am I going to do when he starts feeling better and learns he's not allowed to RUN for 10 days ?!!

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BTW here is a link to a post from 2010 about the time Trey injured his mouth.  It is amusing to see that my last sentence on that post involved me fretting about the vet's admonition that Trey not be allowed to play with toys for 10 days !

Here's a post from 2011 about what happened when I fed Trey a non-raw dog bone !

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Perhaps it's time to buy Trey pet insurance ?


17 comments:

  1. Pets are our passion, and when they are hurt or sick, they can tie us and our billfolds in knots. Hope Trey feels better soon, and good luck keeping him from running.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. He's standing looking at me. A stuffed toy lies in front of him. And he's whining pathetically coz he wants me to throw it for him ... and I won't. Sigh ... Gosh I love the big goof.

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  2. Poor Trey Bubbles Parker! I ruptured a tendon in my finger once and couldn't use my hand for many weeks - so I can imagine how frustrated Trey's confinement will be for him. Give him a hug for me!

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    1. Ouch Barbara, that sounds painful. Hug will be duly conveyed.

      BTW his bandage will come off this evening and then comes the big job of keeping him from ripping out his stitches ! Rather than getting him a "cone" I've opted for a more expensive inflatable collar ! Photos to be posted. lol

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  3. Aw, Trey, will you ever learn? Poor baby, feel better soon!

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    1. A fair question. The answer of course is "no, Trey will never learn". Right now he's loosing his mind from lack of exercise. This dog is used to running flat out after a ball or frisbee. Now he's relegated to gentle walks on the treadmill twice a day. I have trouble walking long distances on sidewalks and he's not allowed to go on mucky trails -- hence the confinement. 7 days down and another 7 to go !

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  4. Trey is indeed great advertisement for pet insurance. Sheesh. He does look miserable, but at least he doesn't have to wear a lampshade on his head...yet.

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    1. Saw a wonderful sign outside the vet's today: "It's all fun and games until someone ends up wearing a cone!" Actually the pet insurance isn't looking worth it ...

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  5. Sounds like you've been sentenced to confinement along with rascally Trey. The things we do for dogs. The things they do for us.

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    1. Luckily he's trained to use a treadmill ... I'm not kidding ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwIrlq-1xiY

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  6. Oh, poor Trey - and poor you... - he does not look as if he is enjoying life right now, does he ? Good luck for the next days of confinement, Sybil. I will not be easy...for everyone. Get well soon Trey !

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  7. He is feeling great now which means he thinks he should get to run and play. Even working out on the treadmill is not doing the trick. Can't wait till we get the OK for him to run and chase the ball. That's the only way to tire the idiot out.
    Here he is on the treadmill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwIrlq-1xiY

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    1. I cannot believe your dogs walk on this treadmill ! They are so obedient and beautiful. Thanks for this video. It's great the adventurous Trey is feeling good now.

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    1. Ahhh Les, it's now over 10 days on and he's feeling much better, so yesterday for the first time we played ball in the yard. I "think" he ripped a stitch. We've put the ball away for a while yet and I am suffering through his hyper, under-exercised hysteria. Time for him to have a lil' walk on the treadmill. (Link above if you're interested in seeing him at it)

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  9. Can Trey run yet? Is he all better? I like that he's spirited, even if he is a bit destructive on himself AND your pocketbook.

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    1. I tried to let him chase the ball the other day and he over-did it. So yesterday I took him for a 2-3 km leash walk and today he's limping ... sigh ...

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