Sunday, May 11, 2008

Got a boo boo

On Thursday night, Mom was playing with me when she felt a lump on my back. She checks me pretty often for lumps & bumps, so she new this was new. Her and Dad agreed to see if the bump would decrease in size overnight. In the morning, Dad noticed that my bump was now bleeding and had puss leaking out. Eeeewwww. Dad cleaned my yucky spot up, but it just kept getting yucky, so off to the vet I went. Yes, another visit with Dr. Marks (not that I minded!) Dr. Marks agreed that my bump needed to be cleaned up and really looked at.
After they shaved me down (a square smack in the middle of my back) and drained out the yucky stuff they found a puncture wound! It seems when I was playing with my pal Lucky, his tooth punctured my skin. Dad was shocked as I never made a sound, so now I'm his 'tough' guy. Luckily, no stitches were needed, but now I've got a bald square on my back with a big old scab smack in the middle. I've gotten plenty of weird looks when I've been out on my walks.
Don't worry about me, I'm totally fine and acting crazy, as usual! I just can't wait till my hair grows back, so I can look normal again!

'Till next time,



Amber-Mae said...

Yikes! Looks like a maggot hole to me but luckily it isn't. hope it heals up soon...Maybe you can wear a tee on top so that people can't see it. Happy Mother's Day to both your mommies!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

happy said...

Poor you, Kirby! Hope it heals up soon.

Happy Mother's Day to your mommy!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I hope it heals soon. But you sure are tough doggie to not make a sound Kirby

~ Girl girl

Penny & Poppy said...

Wow, Kirby! I guess it wasn't so lucky to be playing with Lucky! We hope it heals up soon! We're sending lots of Aire-zen for you!

Poppy & Penny

Deetz said...

You are very tough, I would have yiped for sure. I had to go to the vet too on Saturday. I guess I gots growing pains. I am glad you are better and it wasn't life threatening, although it could have been but your mummy and daddy are wonderful and check you lots for lumps and bumps.

Deetz said...

Wow thanks Kirby for letting me know about your growing pains. I will be a year old in July. I sure hope the pain goes away by then. Mine is in my back right leg, so it really doesn't effect me running...I just hold it up and run like the wind. Its a little trickier stopping though

Maggie & Mitch said...

You poor thing, Kirby! One good thing about us Dales is that our fur grows fast!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

You awe so bwave!!!

I'm sending lots of healing smoochies fow youw BooBoo...You have to get well cause we'we all meeting in Austwalia fow Willow andPuttew's pawty..I saw youw name on the guest list
smoocchies and lots of love

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Kirby!!! I'm so glad that you're okay!!! Yah know...I had my human research about me before she got me and she read lots of things that said Airedales have one of the highest pain tolerance of all four legged humans! That's probably why you never yelped! I broke off one of my teeth and was still wagging my tail, I didn't know until my human did!

Hehehe, you're one tough guy Kirby!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Kirby, poor you matie. You'd make a great partner for my sissy Tess. She still has a sore on her face too. Hopefully your sore will heal up quickly.
Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Faya said...

Kirby I hope your vet is like mine and give you some treats...I am happy that you are fine...
Kisses, Faya

Mango said...

Sounds like somebody needs to learn about the bite inhibition. You are such a brave little chap.

Don't be bothered about your bald spot. Nobody will notice.


Harry said...

What a brave boy you are Kirby! NOw it's saved, you can show off how tough you are to all your pals!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Stanley said...

Hope it heals up quick and gets all hairy again! Goob smooches to you to speed things up.

Man, I probably would have yelped if some other dog had sunk their tooth into me. You really ARE a big fierce daleboy!

Goob love,

Deetz said...

How is your booboo now? Is it getting any better. I would lick it if I was there

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh heck Kirby that looks a bit sore. You are indeed a very brave fellow. Hope it gets better very soon.
Molly and Taffy

Gaia the Airedale said...

Aww Kirby! You are brave for not making a sound, atleast youre good and its not something too serious.

puppy breath,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my Kirby...ur gonna need some hair extensions on ur backie...I do provide that service if needed!!

I'm glad ur vettie was able to drain that without havin' to do surgery...Scruffy had to have that done when he was 6 weeks old and weighed 3 pounds...and they had to leave a drain in, poor guy....

Lucky seems to have some pretty big chompers...Babystan comes home from daycare all banged up too....

Hope ur feelin' better soon...did they put ya on anti bi ot tics???

Poor Kirby!!!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Awwwwwh, poor Kirby. Those little bitey holes can get infected. Sometimes Snickers & I poke each other playing & we don't even notice, but Mama will find blood a few hours later. Then she puts that icky alcohol stuff on the hole, hmmmmph. Guess we know why now. Our teefies have bacteria & that's how the holes can become infected if not cleaned up. Hope you have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers
PS Is your weather nice this week too??? We can't believe we have several days in a row with no rain!!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Jeesh almost like a science fiction movie!

Bussie Kissies

Hercules said...


OMG! I am glad to hear you are okay...I've never had a wound like that before, but I'm pretty sure I'd whine a bit...That way I'd get more treats...I've got my Mom figured out pretty good...

Love, Herc

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Kirby! I thought of you at the dog park the other night! A dog and I were playing a little too rough, he meant to grab my harness and totally got me instead! I cried...yes, I cried! But he got me and punctured me, just a little bit. But I thought of you. Hehe

Come check out mine or Chef's blog!!!! It's up! It's time! The Goody Exchange is on! I'm so excited! Help spread the word! This is gonna be the best event ever!

Hehehe, Woohoo! Go team dogs with Blogs!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Jackson said...

Hey Kirby, hope it heals soon. It's no fun having a bald spot is it? J x

erin said...

Good to know that you're okay, Kirby. You didn't let out a yelp, or whine, or snarl? You really are a tough guy!

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