Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chuck's exciting day.


Chuck had a busy day. First he went walking with a lovely five year old, and was a complete gentleman. Didn't pull on the leash, barked at all comers to protect her, and manage to bolt after a cat, only when she had dropped the leash. For his efforts he managed to score a nice fresh dish of cat food.

That was good,

Then he went for a big fat long walk with the man, culminated by a run in the chicken filled property that he loves and knows he is not to go into.

Sadly he was a very uncomfortable dog when he came out. Shaking scratching spinning head tipped ear-wobbling mess. The man said that walking him home was like walking a corkscrew.

He got home and wept and whined and shook and scratched and paced here there and everywhere. He even let me look in his ears.

Off to the (emergency $$$$) vet.

He let her look in the bad ear with only a whine/cry.

The good ear though...having none of that. The silly woman was looking in the wrong ear, thankyouverymuch. Wiggle wiggle squirm bark.

He got taken off back where three different folks held him down and looked him over.

Did you notice that seed-like thing up there shaped kind of like what an arrow would look like if it were GM'd with a porcupine?

That, my friends, was buried deep in his ear canal. Invisibly deep without that special look-in-your-ears tool....

No WONDER the dog wasn't happy....if I had that in my ear I would be some miserable.

He had a long nap when he got home, and is mostly better now. Still shaking his head from time to time, but I imagine it is still a little irritated in there right now.

Poor Chuck.

6 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ugh, poor guy. I guess it's all that rolling around he engages in. Good thing you didn't let it fester though. Imagine the cost if it got infected. Being a vet can be a thankless job somedays, don't you think - patients who can't talk or worse, bite you. Kind of like being a parent or a teacher, come to think of it.

Jason, as himself said...

It is very hard being a dog.

She said...

Ouch! I'm sure that felt very disorienting as well as painful! Thank God for good vets!

Beth said...

The continuing, amazing adventures of Chuck…
Bet if given the choice, he’d endure scratches, bites, foreign objects in the ear, etc., rather than foregoing those wonderful walks he gets!

oreneta said...

Bodhi, it is amazingly big...we have been picking them off him for a couple of weeks...bad luck with the ear.

Jason, there are times....

She...Thank goodness for vets indeed.

Beth...got it in one....he would most certainly prefer to keep going on walks....

hulagirlatheart said...

Poor, poor Chuck.