Tuesday, 3 August 2021

A Bad Patient

 After three hours sleep , several dog painkillers and two bowls of hand fed roast chicken Dorothy came out from under my duvet with all of the drama of Scarlet O’Hara after she gave birth to daughter Bonnie.
I swear she was limping , even though her only injury was the bite on her neck.
I had covered the wound with antibiotic purple spray after it had been vet inspected, and lucky for Dorothy there were only two puncture wounds rather than a rip to deal with. 
Having said this after the vet had examined her, she insisted on showing her injury to both vet nurses and the woman on reception, all of whom ohhhhed and arhhhhed appropriately 
At home she only stopped shaking when safely under the duvet , her neck wrapped in a clean tea towel .
My poor little lost girl
She’s such a baby.
She didn’t need this drama today.
And to be honest , neither  did I 


In the meantime mary has been overly aggressive with her yellow bone all night





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  1. But look at her face! Poor girl needs a hug!

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    1. She’s had me dozing under the duvet with her for three hours

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  2. Barbara Anne8:59 pm

    Awwww ... sweet Dorothy needs more duvet time, hugs, and your kind, reassuring words. It's certain that none of you needed that drama and fright.
    We've watched Yorkshire Vet and they use blue antibiotic spray but I think the purple suits Dorothy much better.

    Hugs!

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    1. Mary has been given a load of tinned spam tonight as a treat for getting stuck in to help

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  3. Oh, that sad look! You both had a tough day.

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    1. I was very shaky afterwards I must admit

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  4. Glad to hear Dorothy is feeling well enough to start milking it. When one of my guys got hurt, especially if another person was responsible, it took me longer to get over it than the cat.

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    1. I’ve given her a bit of a Valium tonight with the vets permission
      I’ve had the other half

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  5. Just dreadful John. Where did it happen - on the Dyserth walkway? A smaller dog than Dorothy may not have been so 'fortunate'. Poor girl.

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  6. Oh bless her, hope you are also ok John as I know how upsetting it can be x

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    1. I was shaken afterwards but Mary was on valiant form

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  7. I hope you've both stopped shaking by now. Dorothy knows where she feels safe - under the duvet with her Dad. Lots of TLC required in the Gray household for the next few days I think. xx

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    1. She’s ok now , she’s just eaten a whole bagel

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  8. What a dear sweet soul! I've been jumped on by a dog off leash and had to hold my Chihuahua over my head to protect him until the owner could call it off. Scary stuff.

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  9. I thought as I started to read that it was you who had taken several dog painkillers. She sounds a real sympathy-seeker.

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  10. I'd bet Dorothy was whispering under the duvet, "What the hell just happened? What the hell just happened?" Compassion to you all, it throws everyone for a loop. Valium sounds like a good idea!
    Bonnie in Minneapolis

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  11. Life's never dull with our furry ones xxxx

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  12. i hope the poor girl is on the mend. willie just came back from the vet and is on round 2 of antibiotics for another month for lyme disease. the poor boy is hobbled. hugs to you, dorothy and mary!

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  13. The hand fed chicken will probably work wonders. x

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  14. 'All the drama of Scarlet O'Hara'? Does that make you Mammy?

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  15. It could have been worse, but really, it is still horrifying to me. What are the laws on dog bites there? Will that dog require a muzzle from this day on?

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  16. Happy to hear she is feeling better, too bad you or us, always feel so much worst.

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  17. What a terrible dog breed Staffies are. There has been a couple breeds outlawed here but I don't know if Staffies are among them. Poor Dorothy.

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    1. Andrew, that is not an accurate statement. Our whole family in Queensland have Australian bred pure English Staffordshire and they are loving and gentle family members and don't attack anything.
      The fault lies with ill-informed breeders who don't breed for good temperament and people who pass off cross breeds as purebred.
      Over the last 50 years our family have had German shepherds, Doberman, Rottweiler and Staffies, all pure bred, all from reputable breeders and all purchased after meeting the dam and sire of the pup and never any behaviour or health problems.

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    2. @MargaretP
      I so agree with you.

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    3. Andrew, pure bred English staffies are a wonderful breed, kind and gentle. Indeed in years gone by (Victorian?) they were known as "Nanny" dogs and were trusted with babies and children by the gentry.

      It is mixed and inter breeding that have given staffies a bad name, pure bred ones from a reputable origin are still the wonderful gentle dogs they have always been.

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    4. Olga, our dog, is a staffy and she's wonderful. It's the owner who bears the blame for this situation.

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  18. It will take a while for poor Dorothy to recover from the attack and injury. Chicken, spam, some hiding under the duvet and lots of love will help. For sure, Mary feels the upset too. These incidents are far reaching.

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  19. Mary is tearing that Staffies ass up still.

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  20. Dogs never need drama, they don't understand.

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  21. Dog bites can be so nasty, glad you were able to get her seen by the vet.

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  22. Sounds like all is getting back to normal. I am glad.

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  23. That poor, sweet baby! I wish I could give her a gentle hug. How terrible that was for all of you. It sounds like Mary was a very brave girl!

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  24. She’s much brighter this morning , dogs forget quickly once they are home

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  25. It does look awful. What a terrible thing to happen. Hope all is well soon.

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  26. Your whole little family has been traumatised. Hope Dorothy heals well.

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  27. In animated cartoons, bulldogs are so often portrayed as bullies. Looking at Dorothy, I can see it's a bum rap.

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  28. Poor Dorothy, she does look shell-shocked. And Mary looks like the adrenaline is still flowing! Comfort food and a Valium for each of you sounds like good medicine.

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  29. Poor Dorothy, hope she bounces back quickly. And you! xxx

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  30. Dear Dorothy-I know you are trying your best to be brave and not worry your Daddy but please take it easy-you have had a very nasty experience-rest,eat a little and you will soon be hunky dory again xXxX

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  31. Wonderful Mary is imagining what she could have done to that bully if she’d only had the chance. Poor Dorothy. Such a delicate flower to begin with. I hope she recovers from this trauma. If you weren’t her hero to begin with, this has certainly clinched it.

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  32. Hand fed roast chicken cures many ills. It's the equivalent Chicken Soup for the Soul for our fearful little lady as well.

    I'm so glad to hear that she's in Drama Queen mode now, as she must be feeling a little better. Or channelling her inner Winnie. It will be interesting to see how she reacts on walks again or visiting that place. Poor little girl - she didn't deserve that.

    I hope both of you are feeling better today and that Mary is busy making a voodoo doll of that staffy!

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  33. I bet Mary was thinking her yellow bone was that horrible dog. I am glad that Dorothy is recovering now. x

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  34. Oh, poor Dorothy! I hope she recovers well and fully as soon as possible.

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  35. Poor darling. Of all dogs she didn't need that. I hope she feels better soon. Sometimes I want to never walk my dogs again. Seems like nearly every dog to dog interaction on walks has become fraught these days. Maybe in future I'll stick to the types of dogs happy to go for a walk safely in a pram!

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  36. Scarlett is of Irish descent - no dramas in childbirth for her. She's made of steel.

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  37. Poor Dorothy, and how bloody awful for both of you. Good on Mary, trying to protect her 'sister' and giving the bone what for, for extra measure. Jean

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  38. John, I wonder why you say Dorothy is a "Bad" patient?
    From what you write about her I see a poor little dependent, nervous and damaged soul who was bitten and she was hurt and scared.
    In what way is she a bad patient?
    I hope she's improving.

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    1. Bad as in divaish that’s all
      Bulldogs are very dramatic when injured

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    2. That explains it, thanks for the reply John.

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  39. Oh, poor Dorothy! And how badly you must feel for her! A dog off leash is precisely why I carry pepper gel spray AND wear a whistle when out walking or on my bike. I may have sprayed both the dog and its terrible putrescent owner!!! Sending you both much love, and a wish that you will buy some pepper gel spray. GOD, I'd hate to have to spray a dog (but not so much their owner) but I would rather it be them than ME.

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  40. Hope she heals quickly. Thank goodness, you and Mary acted quickly.

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  41. What was that nitwit thinking of letting his staffie run loose without a lead? Perhaps he needs "fucking over" even though I have no idea what that means. He should pay your vet bill. Tosser! (I mean him, not you!)

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  42. No doubt Mary was thinking of that staffy when she was worrying her bone! Poor Dorothy. :(

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    1. I was proud of mary , it was her first fight and she gave it rocks

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  44. So glad that Dorothy is better. What a scare for both of you. Best wishes!

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