20 May 2009

Grumpy girls....and Bow-legged boys!

We went to New Braunfuls this last weekend to tube down the river with Kris's Mom and her niece Sam. It was fun with lots of sun and good food. We arrived home Sunday night and lo and behold the Bentman had a wound on his neck. Big and ugly. Apparently, he and his sister, Bridgette the Basset Hound had gotten into some sort of tiff after our doggie sitter had left earlier that afternoon. She's a bit grumpy if you get close to her when she's getting her beauty rest. We are working on her attitude but she is 12. He didn't hurt her except for a tiny bobo on her ear. His bobo sent him to the Vet. Anyway, I tried to shave the hair off around it and cleaned it as well as possible. We went to the Vet. Monday morning and he had to go through more shaving of hair on neck and is now lopsided plus all the other embarrassments of a Doctor visit (temp taken). He was sent home with lots of antibiotics and orders of rest. Hmmm. Easier said than done when you haven't a had a good walk, or as we say in our house, klaw in a few days! And the orders of rest and stay out of the heat don't mean diddly-squat to an Airedale and his 4-legged siblings when it's that time of day! It's been a long week....The Bentman wants to scratch the bobo where it is itching from healing and he has successfully broke it open a few times. To no avail are collars, socks or teeshirts. He runs like a maniac whenever I come close with the nice warm washrag to keep it clean. though he did let me bath him last night. On top of that, all of the 4-leggeds are on a hunger strike. I heard from our TART lady in Austin about the Kirklands food at Costco and decided to try it last week. They looked at it, smelled it and walked away. A bite or two. Then nada. I let this go on for a few days figuring I am just as stubborn but nope, we are back on the Nutro small bites Lamb and Rice. I got the message but now, nobody's really eating much. Maybe it's the heat or they're just plain pissed at me. I can understand Bentley's reaction due to his bobo but the others? So, we are on another wait and see. Have a great hump day and here's hoping everything gets back to normal soon!


  1. Poor Bentley! That sure wasn't very nice of Bridgette! We're sending you lots of AireZen! Feel better soon, buddy!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. Oh, not eating wouldn't happen in our household (unless somedoggie had a corn cob dislodged in their intestine). What about cheese and salami(just little bits in to flavour the normal food) or freshly cooked mince, rice and veggie dish? Poor Bentmeister, we feel for you...

  3. Oh, dear. At first we thought it was the dog-sitter that gets a bit grumpy if you get too close to her when she's napping, but we realize it was Bridgette. Poor Bentley. He didn't mean any harm, but look at the avalanche of consequences. We understand about the doctor's orders (Fergi's recuperating) and the challenges that brings. It's important to heal up good and strong. And that means eat good stuff ... enough to get better. Get hungry! OK?

    We're thinkin of ya,
    Jake and Fergi

  4. We hope Bentley heals fast--for the sake of his humans' sanity.
    Sherry, Alanis & Miro

  5. I think it's the heat...we're having the same problem down here, Tiki is picky, but Molly..the hog that she is, isn't eating much. No worries girl...I always say - they get hungry, they'll eat!