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Monday, 19 July 2010

Paw Update!

JD - Hi everyone! Thanks for all your well wishes about my paw. I really think it helped speed me to recovery as I'm now able to put my weight on it and I didn't even need to go back to the vet today! I'm still hopping a bit - um, mainly today when FH told me off for being naughty so she kinda saw straight through me, he he he! Well, I've rather got used to being spoiled now!

Max - I'm glad your paw is getting better JD - it was SO boring not being able to play zoomies with you!

JD - Yeah, but don't those humans make a huge fuss and nonsense about these things?! I'm pretty sure FH was practically burying me on Friday as she was so convinced I'd never walk again and that I'd just slip quietly away......gosh, humans sure do PANIC!!

Max - Oh you're so right JD! It's about time humans learnt to be a little more like us doggies, just living in the moment.

JD - Wise words bro'! Anyhoo, now that my paw is officially on the mend I thought I'd tell you the tale of how I ended up with a grass seed in it in the first place! Fishing out grass seeds is a very common problem in the UK at the moment - we reckon it's the number one doggie ailment at the vets at this time of year!

Max - Those pesky grass seeds can be tricky little suckers - if our humans don't notice them they can fester and even sprout inside our paws and cause all sorts of problems - YUK!

JD - FH usually tries to avoid walking us in the fields for a few months in the summer, preferring instead to stick to the beaches and the lanes. However, for a few days at the end of last week our weather switched from being unbearably hot to gale force winds!

Max - It was great to be a bit cooler! But it was VERY windy - the MET office even issued gale warnings for our part of England. If you don't believe us let us show you....

JD looks directly into the wind - and starts to resemble a mouse!

The boys demonstrate the difficult sport of synchronised ear-flapping

JD and Max were NOT happy with their woozle comb-overs!!

JD - FH was walking us along the beach at the nature reserve but the loose sand that was being blown into her face was becoming very painful, and we were starting to have a bit of trouble with it blowing in our eyes....

Max - .....so, because the fields had been freshly cut and gathered just a few days ago she thought she'd take the chance and take us there instead as it's a lot more sheltered.

JD - We LOVE the fields! They're great fun for zoomies! Because it was still hot - even though it so windy - I headed straight for an old drinking trough that is in the corner of the field. FH immediately started shouting at me - something about dirty water and if I wanted a drink I could have one from the bottle she always carries with her. She's so BORING!!

JD - "Aww, c'mon FH, let me have a slurp! Those 'scuzzy' bits floating on the top of the water look MOST delicious!!"

Max - And then I saw it!! A huge, scary, metal beast, lurking in the corner of the field!

JD - I was SO excited! I ran STRAIGHT over to investigate!!

JD - "Oh wow, oh wow, oh WOW - I've gotta get a closer look!!"

Max - JD, as usual, went running over without a second thought for carrying out the proper security detail! No wonder he usually ends up in trouble - sigh!!

JD - The big, metallic monster was SO cool! It was HUGE! FH told us that it's a big scoopy machine for scooping all the goo out of the river to clear it.

Max - I didn't trust it at ALL! It looked VERY suspicious to me!

JD - I thought it was GREAT and insisted FH get a photo of us next to the scoopy bucket!

JD - "This is BRILLIANT!! Hey Max - if we ask real nice d'you think the farmer will let us drive this thing?
Max - "Pipe down JD - I need to keep my wits about me in case this metal beast makes any sudden moves! How can you SIT at a time like this?! Are you CRAZY??!!"

JD - "Whilst Max is carrying out a perimeter check I thought I'd pose for another photo - I love this big, metal scoopy beast thingy!"

Max - After I'd FINALLY managed to evacuate my dopey brother and our hapless FH to safety out of the area we stopped for short breather and a drink - it was SO hot!

Max - "A chilled beverage if you please FH!"

JD - "Can we go back to that big, metal scoopy thing yet FH?!!"

JD - We really enjoyed our walkies that day! It was very exciting and we hadn't had a romp in the fields for a while. PLUS we met the gorgeous blond Miss Abby on our way back home and had a really great wrestle with her!!

JD - "Oh Miss Abby - you are so pretty! Please chase me, tee hee!!"
Max - "Miss Abby, I love your beautiful ears - may I chew them during bitey-face please?!"

Max - Unfortunately we had lots of grass seeds in our fur when we got home so FH and MH spent ages picking them out and brushing us. We find this process very soothing - we both roll onto our backs and go to sleep whilst our slaves - er, we mean our humans - ensure we are seed free!

JD - However, two days after this walk I started to limp. FH is convinced it was during this walk that I picked up the seed. It's difficult, but sometimes when us doggies are having fun we end up in a bit of a pickle!

Max - It's usually JD that ends up in trouble to be honest with you, he he he! Still, we're glad that FH and MH don't stop us from doing things we enjoy. Sure, they keep an eye on us but sometimes things happen and we'd rather have the odd grass-seed-incident from time to time than to not have any fun at all!

JD - Very true Max! I actually think I did well to go for as long as I did without picking up a grass seed!


Nubbin' Tails said...

I love the wind pictures...it looks like you have your heads hung out a car window going fast. That is one of my favorite things. Of course right now in my cone it's a bit hard but I still try!


Mr. Nubbin'

scotsmad said...

Those grass seeds are bummers. We have to watch our ears....'cause we just love to roll and our ears stick up.

Those wind photos are great. We love them.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Well done, Max for keeping alert. That big thing was definitely dangerous.

Honey the Great Dane said...

OH JD - I'm SOOOOO sorry it's taken me so long to come and see you - and that I missed sending you some healing slobbers for your paw!! Oh - I feel terrible! I knew I was behind in visiting friends coz we had a really packed weekend but I didn't realise what a horrible thing you were going through! Anyway, I'm so glad to hear that you're getting better - it would have been AWFUL if you had to have surgery. I have never had a grass seed in my paw but I have heard about them a lot. I can just imagine how your humans must have been panicking - my humans get like that too! :-)

But I did really enjoy your adventures of your day in the fields! I would have been excited by that big scoopy machine too! And I LOVE those pictures of you with the "windy faces" - HA! HA! HA!

My human says she so agrees with you about fun things leading to trouble...whenever she lets me have a bit of fun against her better judgement, I always end up in trouble or something! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Bruce said...

So glad to hear your paw is better JD! Good, good news!
your cat pal,

houndstooth said...

I don't like the sounds of those grass seeds at all! I wish I could come over and have a run with you, although I'm no good at bitey face. I'm glad to hear that you won't have to go back to the vet, though!


Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you didn't have to go back to the Vet JD!

I think that you new furiend Miss Abby seems a little loose, I say stick to the boy doggies for friends, ok?

I just love seeing you boys by the metal toys.

Woo woos and Hugs, Tessa

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so very glad you re feeling better JD....got to watch out for those grass seeds!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

HOPE said...

WOW guys..WHAT an ADVENTURE! That big machine looked skeeeery..but you two were so BRAVE!

Sooo happy to know your paw is better JD...my heart was aching for you..and couldn't imagine how your FH was getting by knowing you were hurting..my mom/person was worried about you!!

Love the WIND in your face pics...remember mine way back when??? Looked pretty fierce to do a comb over! hee hee

Paws Up Pals..

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You two sure know how to tell a great story - we were on the edge of our beds waiting to hear what happened next. And those windblown shots were just awesome. Of course, we have to admit we did have a few chuckles along the way:)

Seriously, we are so happy to know that your foot is doing better and than your brother was so good at getting you safe.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Shiloh & Shasta here - we are so happy tu hear that J.D's paw iz duin'better. We both wood love bein'able tu run in a field - espeshally with that metal scooper thingy - bet it'z a good place tu find sum little critterz, like wabbitz. We loved all the pics - mom sez the synchronized ear flappin'remindz her of us and r synchronized peein' - yep, az soon az we git out tu the bakyard.

Anonymous said...

Okay...wait...WHAT? They can gets in your paw and SPROUT???? Bleh, bleh, BLEH! Ewwww! Now I'm all freaked out thinking about that. I'm SO glad you didn't turn into a big ol' blade of grass. I likes to eat grass but it's not near as cute as you.

Anyway, it sure was windy that day. Those pictures were Most Wonderful! And I'm very much glad you had fun. Your FH is very wise that sometimes you have to take chances in order to really lives life!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

I am so happy to know your paw is much better now!
That grass seed sure is not good!
I love your synchronized pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Maxie said...

Im so glad your paw is better JD. Max must be really happy about it too.

Those pictures are pawsome!!!!

Btw, Miss Abby is really pretty no wonder you boys like her so much!


Maggie Mae said...

What a wonderful adventure you both had! The windy pictures are funny. :) JD I am happy that your paw is betters.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Zona said...

I'm so very glad you're paw is on the mend. Time for ZOOMIES!!

Despite picking up that nasty sprouting seed, it sure looks like you had fun that windy day. It's nice of FH to let you be yourselves even when she's worried. She's a good momma!


Ruby and Penny said...

Comeovers. ROFL. Glad your paw is feeling better & you two are back to zoomies.
Love Ruby & Penny

El'bow and Hauwii said...

nice ear in the wind photos :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Glad the paw is on the mend!

As fur that 'breeze'

Oh how I wish it was like that here!

I'd love to snoof in all that blew into my snooter!


Sasha + Rupert said...

Oh, we're so glad your paw is better, JD (but keep milking it for all it's worth!).

Sasha loves to run in the tall grass, but it's always got lots of seeds - we're not sure about Rupert yet, but we think he will, too. That's why Sasha gets a "nudie" cut in summer - much easier to find seeds, and most of them just brush off. Rupert's going to get a nudie cut this summer, too, just in case!

It's funny, the only seed in the paw Sasha has had so far has been in winter - well after seed season (she was saving it up for a special occasion).

We loved your wind-mouse look, too!

Puppy kisses
Sasha & Rupert

the booker man said...

grrreat news!! i'm so glad your paw is healin' up nice like, JD! and, hey, even though you got that grass seed stuck in your paw, at least you got to have a super duper fun time in the field and go see the big scooper thingie and have wrestle mania with miss abby!
the booker man

Teddy said...

Ooh, I didn't know about those problems with grass seed. I never even thought about it before...how scary! I'm glad you're feeling better, JD.

Your windy beard pictures are pawsomely cool looking!


Oskar said...

I've never heard about this grass seed problem!

I think that the synchronized ear flap is showing some amazing talent, but no one looks good with the woozle comb-over.

We've missed you, so off to catch up more!