Monday, March 16, 2009

A Sticky Subject

We have been temporarily waylaid.

The weather this weekend was too intoxicating. Sola and I both needed some outside time.We grabbed a ball and ran for the yard, ready to cast off the cobwebs and loosen up rusty parts. We were having a great time - Sola was tearing up the yard, it's softened state making it ripe for kicking up divots. Snow and mud flew in her wake, and she did not tire easily.

A neighbor stopped to talk. As we caught up on neighborly news Sola continued to play. She became bored with the ball, preferring to drag an eight foot branch from the weeds. She used said branch to smack neighbor and I in the legs as a gentle reminder that she loves fetch, she needs fetch now, and you will give her fetch.

My shins already sore from Nigel's antics, I burned through patience quickly. After the third whack of wood on bone left the neighbor and I stumbling and cursing I grabbed the branch and broke a perfect foot long piece off of it and launched it.

I did not see it happen, but Sola caught the stick on something. End result? Put down that jelly roll for a second.

Really, put it down.

Nigel: I just threw up in my mouth. Then again, I'm a dog, so...bonus.

Author: Entries this week will be short for obvious reasons. But something tells me there will still be fun for all ;)

Sola requires our attention and I'm scared for her. Nothing funny about that. She's taking a pile of meds and seems to be happy to leave the vet behind. I'll be crossing sticks off my throw list for an eternity. I suck.

Keep our girl in your thoughts, she is hurting badly tonight.


  1. I'll khross the paws AND sent LOTS of Sibe Vibes in your direkhtion...


  2. I will cwoss my paws..I 'm so sowwy Sola is huwting
    sending healing smoochie kisses

  3. Oh, poor Sola! Much love and healing thoughts from Sadie the greyhound, and her peoples!

  4. Aw that doesn`t look to good. I`m so sorry you are hurting. I ran into some barbed wire and cut my tongue about a year ago so I feel your pain. Hope you get better soon! Woof! Woof!

  5. Oh sweet Sola baby! I am soooo sorry that happened. :( Mom says she is crossing sticks off her throw list too. We are thinking of you and hope you feel better soon! Make sure you get lots of cuddles and lovin' from Mr. and Mrs. Author! :)


  6. Oh.. poor poor Sola!! I can bet it hurts the poor girl. Ok lesson learnt here too.. stick throwing is off our list permanently.
    ** Big hugs for Sola **
    Hope she feels better soon..

  7. Ohh, poor Sola. That pic looks scary to me. I hope you are feeling better and that your pain will go away quickly. Crossing my paws for that.
    Kisses and hugs,

  8. wishing Sola a speedy recovery. looks like it hurts! yikes!
    your pal, Morgan

  9. Anonymous4:36 AM

    OHhh, poor sola. I hope that doesn't affect being able to eat !

    Hoping for a speedy recovery for Sola!

    Licks and Wags,

    Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

  10. WIshing Sola a quick recovery. I'm sure your nerves are frayed to the max. Hugs & paws from Hawaii.
    Pono & Erin

  11. Poor Sola, stick injuries are nasty. Everything crossed here for you to have a speedy recovery.

    Sticks are a bad habit.....fetch only toys from now on!

  12. I'm furry sorry to hear Sola is sore. I will cross all my paws fur her to have a quick recovery.
    Big licks to you

  13. Poor Sola. We are thinking of you.

  14. I'll join my other half in wishing Sola well.

    PS You're up to 300 now.

  15. We're sending lots of AireZen to Sola! We hope she feels better soon!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  16. A speedy recovery Sola, I'm thinking of you, poor sweetheart.

  17. Ouch. We hope you have a quick recovery. Take it easy sweet girl.

    -Bosley & Abbey

  18. Poor Sola - feel better soon!!

  19. Poor girl. My thoughts are with you both. Sticks are very bad news...

  20. Reiki energy speeding your way, dear pooch. For a speedy recovery for you, and to free your 'dad' from guilt!

  21. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope the pills take away some of the pain.

  22. Oh boy, do not enlarge that last image! That is a big gash! Let's hope for her speedy recovery! And good parents don't suck, accidents do!

  23. ouch!!! poor Sola and poor you!!!
    I, too, learned that lesson the hardway...The dogs never do...a great fetching/tug toy is an 18 inch piece of radiator hose, easy to carry and have on hand, pretty resiliant, very cheap (I used to buy 10 feet at a time, red, so it "pops" and was less likely to be lost. as a further incentive you can also smack the dogs with it...not hard, of course...just to ruff them up when, a little more when already playing rough.

    I am positive Sola is feeling waaaaaay better than you, at this point...

  24. Ohhhhh-gag me with a stick! On second thought maybe not after taking a look at that picture. Poor Sola! And no more sticks for me. I think I'm gonna send Dad to the hardware store for some of that radiator hose like giantspeckledchihuahua said up above. We all hope your feeling better soon. (This will give my sore ribs from laughing a much needed rest anyway.)
    Woofs and pain-killer slobbers!

  25. Sometimes those freaky things just happen. Hope Sola is doing better real soon.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  26. get well soon. hope nigel and truffles treat u well.


    Sapphire and Hil

  27. GASP!! Poor baby!! Sending lots of good wishes to Sola for successful healing. See you soon, lots of TLC...

  28. Aw, poor girl! Hope she recovers fully, quickly.

  29. Good luck to the stick feasting girl. Mouths heal quickly, or so I've heard. We hope she's back to snacking soon!

  30. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Wishing Sola a speedy recovery.
    Our Japanese Chin got out this morning, first time he ran away and in slippers, pjs, tears - I drove around looking for him....after the third trip around the block, I asked St. Anthony for help and within a minute, I found my Suki Suki. St. Anthony, St. Anthony, come on down, my little dog is lost and can't be found.
    Tonight, I will spend the evening with Rusty, my Irish Setter, we will celebrate his holiday, St. Patty's Day and he will share his bowl of "green" stuff with Suki Suki, his once lost but now found brother.

  31. Oh poor Sola! Sweet baby needs some extra TLC, doesn't she? Ever had a toothbrush slip while brushing your teeth? Cut and/or bruised gums hurt us hoomans; I can only imagine what your little furry girl is going through. OUCHY!

    My Mother-In-Law lets her dogs eat banana popsicles because A) she doesn't really keep track of what her dogs eat and B) she (the dog, not the MIL) loves the stupid things.


    I wonder if something cool like that (minus the stick in the middle of course) would help cool Sola's sore mouth?

    Keep us posted.

    JMS @ Random Ramblings

  32. Get well soon Sola. Thanks for stopping bby my blog.


  33. Poor girl! That much be so painful. I hope she's better soon.

  34. Oh my goodness, best wishes to Sola. I worry about sticks all the time, but sometimes the dogs just really want them. :(

    Heal quickly, Sola.

  35. Aw, poor baby. We are sending her lots of love...

  36. Poor thing, hope you are feeling better soon.

    Simba and Jazzi xxx

  37. Oh Sola, that looks like it hurts!! I'm keeping my paws crossed for you that you get better real soon!

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

  38. really hope you are feeling better soon x

  39. Healing vibes are on the way.

  40. My feety feets are crossed for your girlie. Please give her a hug from the Painter Pack!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  41. Molly, Kona and Skip send slobbery poo scented kisses to Sola

  42. Oh, your poor sweet girl! You must have got a real fright too....please give her extra hugs and kisses from us Beagles tonight....and don't blame yourself, these things happen :o)
    Slobbers xx

  43. Anonymous10:35 PM

    Sorry you got a terrible boo boo Sola. Feel better!

  44. Anonymous12:58 AM

    Dear Sola,
    Please feel better soon. Those dreadful dreadful sticks!
    Love, Habib

  45. Oh Sola is such a brave girl.We sure hope that there are no complications. It looks really rough. Get well soon Sola! We love you.
    BabyRocketDog & Hootie

  46. Dear Sola,

    We hope your pain goes quickly and your back to your lovely self soon. Lots of hugs and kisses from us five hounds and mum & dad

  47. Yeah, we chew on sticks and run around with them and momma worries something like that will happen to us too. It is so scary. I hope Sola can still have foodables. Get well soon.


  48. Ahh, poor Sola girl. I've never heard of such a thing happening. Making a mental note to not throw sticks. Get well soon Sola!!

    The Fleas

  49. Anonymous12:59 AM

    Wow, that looks painful, we hope Sola gets better soon!

    Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

  50. Oh definate doggie prayers being sent up! God loves all creatures, great and small.
    My little Sam Jr. (posted today 19 March 09) is having a hard time. I'm concerned too. ♥ ∞

  51. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Sola! Girlfriend! We are so sorry we missed your dad's post about your accident. Mom always gives is rice when we are under the weather. Maybe your mom can fix you some veterinary hospital jello or tapioca pudding.

    We're hoping to get a good report soon.