Hmmmm we kinda knew that this would be on the cards one day. Tilly has a fondness or is it a fascination for garden tools. Especially the kind that make noise. So far its just been barking at the whipper snipper or the lawnmower but today she decided to take a swipe at a hedge trimmer. Lesson learned by all - Tilly must be locked in the house if we are using dangerous tools. It could have been so much worse but as it was, she cut the pad (though quite deeply - don't tell me details) on one of her paws. It may need stitches but we were advised to wait till Monday to have it done by our own vet.. It cost us $220 at the University Hospital to wash the wound, bandage it and to get a pain killing injection and antibiotics because it was the weekend. They wanted up to $700 to put 2-3 stitches in.
You cant keep a good dog down and since we are speaking about Tilly, you cant keep her still, you cant stop her from jumping, and you cant keep her clean. Gosh looking at this photo, she also needs to get to a groomer, soon.
So of course i managed all of this quite well, NOT! Hubby was holding her and i was driving when i veered to a service lane, jumped out, vomited and then proceeded to faint. Poor Hubby, holding a bleeding dog and not being able to help me either. I was useless. It wasn't until he had Til in the hospital that i felt well enough to stand up, though drenched in sweat and a white as a sheet. Gosh, this is annoying. Its totally involuntary and i hate that it happens. Blood and i do not mix.
Funny story - i can remember being in a cinema watching Dances with Wolves before i was married and you know the scene at the front where he pulls his boot over his bloodied leg they were going to chop off, well i collapsed on my dates shoulder and didn't come too until he was already at the fort. I wonder what impression i made on that date.
Funny though, when it comes to Tom and can hold it together long enough to get him to medical help before i pass out.
So now you know that you wont find me watching any gory movies, and i probably am not the best person to rely on in an emergency involving blood.
Tilly and i came home for a much needed rest.
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