Monday, 21 January 2008

A Series of Unfortunate Events..........

dear readers,

if you have arrived at this blog expecting sunshine and flowers, smiles and laughter, or tales of joy, you are at the wrong blog entirely.......

here at cupcakes we are sadly suffering

poor, poor beanie, injured badly

this picture shows a tiny amount of the damage that has happened to my sweet girl. Just ask Mr Afterburn - he was there.........
picture this
the three of us and the four hounds all giddy with excitement at the chance of spending time together
running around the grounds of a beautiful empty house we had found, peeping through windows, discovering its own moat, battlements,gnarled trees, walled garden..........
the dogs frantically following the scent of yummy rabbits, rushing through bushes and trees
suddenly a cry
i turn to the boys and say - eekk - that is talullas cry ..... RABBIT FOUND

we carried on exploring waiting for the team to return with the catch of the day, they returned empty mouthed, which made me very happy.
we returned to the front of the house all rosy cheeked and watched as my girls run full pelt up and down the driveway
happy dogs and happy owners

then i noticed bean licking her front legs
licking and trying to remove the long strand of skin that was hanging down
she had managed to peel the skin from her tummy to all the way round her front leg, ending at her chest
gulp
straight in the car to the vet



our sweet girl has been stitched up and has antibiotics and homeopathic remedies coming out of her ears (the only part of her without a cut)
we think she got tangled up in bloody barbed wire inside the bushes, the cry i heard was probably not talulla but in fact beanie :(
i feel awful as i never risk my girls by letting them off to run free on land that i do not know and trust
foolish, foolish me
i must remember to always, always trust my instincts - i said halfway round that i should put bean on her lead as she was going slightly loopy ........
bugger

the other sadness is the departure of Mr Afterburn :(
this is all that is left of him.....


he is a very healthy eater, putting us to shame with his diet and exercise!!!
the house today is quiet - no smiley face as i look up from my laptop, nobody to drink the yuckky green lemon tea.....

come back soon Mr A - we miss you loads x

beanie would like Uncle Philip to know that she has managed to lift her bruised and battered head enough to play with her new toy




brought for the wee girl by her favourite Uncle after the scary accident



a girl can never have too many handbags!



this is Bean today
slowly working through the anaesthetic, eating, sleeping, little toilet breaks and nothing else

needless to say we did not visit puppers this weekend
as i type he is undergoing a test at the vets to confirm that he is healthy (liver shunt test - very important in Deerhounds that this test is done before you part with large sums of money)

we hope that we can bring him home at the weekend - but it will all depend on the little bean

heal quickly beanie x

t x

45 comments:

Pipany said...

Poor little soul. Hope poor Beanie gets better soon Tracy xx

Rubyred said...

Oh dear,poor Bean.Hope she feels much better soon.You must've been so worried at the time.

trashalou said...

Oh! Poor girl.

You have my every sympathy Miss Bean and feel that your reward for such bravery should be to choose a name for your new pal *whispers repetitively 'McDog, McDog'*

;-)

Valentine Hearts said...

Sending virtual hugs to you all x

driftwood said...

oh poor bean, it's awful when pets are injured, it's so hard for them to tell us how they are feeling. that handbag from Uncle Philip looks like it is making her feel better - hope he had a good visit, I think staying with you will be good for him. do you make all visitors drink yucky green lemon tea?

acrossthepond said...

Oh dear...feel better soon!

julie said...

Poor, poor Bean - I hope she make a swift recovery x

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

I hope Bean is soon on the mend.
Don't blame yourself,you could not tell what was going to happen there.
You got her to a vet and she has all the love and attention she needs.
I bet you feel awfully shocked,hope you soon feel better too.
Hugs kat xx

Deb said...

Poor little Bean! Feel better soon. Hugs from Deb & Benny xx

Anonymous said...

Poor Beanie. Hope she feels better soon.

Mary D in Texas

Nonnie said...

Oh poor dear little Beany. I really hope that she is feeling lots better soon. Big hug to her. X

Kitty said...

Oh no, poor Bean. Poor you. Poor all of you. I'm thinking of her - hope she gets well soon. x

Clare said...

Poor Bean, her accident sounds nasty. I hope she recovers soon. Sending my best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Oh no!! Poor Bean. She's very cute even when feeling poorly. Hope she is better soon. Gigi Birds neighbour xx

weebug said...

dearest bean, we are sending white light and lots of healing thoughts your direction. heal quickly!

love,the weebug hounds.

Katie twinkles said...

Hi, poor beanie...I aim clenching my teeth and wincing as I write. so squeamish. But she couldn't be in better hands. It must have been a big trauma.
But Pamper dog is on hand and sends Beanie a big kiss x also some haribos and jelly beans for her handbag xx (you'll have to read my blog..) well, irreverant humour is a great healer at a time like this....xx
speedy recovery Bean x

mollycupcakes said...

Poor bean the girls send you hugs and kisses.
Molly cried out "oh no poor Bean" when she saw the photos but was happy again when she saw her playing with her new toy.
A extra big kiss from Molly X
Get well Bean there are bunnies with your name on them and a new little pup to show around and sniff out all the treats.
Hugs.
Catherine x

Barbara said...

Poor, poor girl. What a horrid thing to happen. I too worry when my girl is off charging about the woods. One time she had a (very thick and sharp) bramble caught between her legs hidden in fur and by the time I found it she was cut high on both legs. You just can't always know what's around the corner. Don't be too hard on yourself.
I wish Beanie a speedy recovery and commiserations from Milly (aka The Moose) whose legs thankfully recovered without a visit to the v.e.t.

Sew Recycled! said...

Poor Beanie! Poor mummy, what a scare. Get better soon little one x

the timms family said...

OH NO i hope bean will be feelinb better in time for your new arivel.
and i hope your not worrying to much.

lots of love ellie xxx < 3

the timms family said...

OH NO i hope bean will be feelinb better in time for your new arivel.
and i hope your not worrying to much.

lots of love ellie xxx < 3

Ragged Roses said...

Poor little Bean and poor you, just when you were all having so much fun. Hope she recovers quickly, what an awful thing to have happened. Take care
Kimx

Gigibird said...

Poor Bean and poor Mummy.
Hope you will all be on the mend soon....

Rowan said...

Poor, poor Bean! What an awful thing to happen to her. I do hope she is healing quickly and feeling better.

dottycookie said...

Oh poor Bean - and poor you. I hope she starts to feel much better soon.

Poppy Black said...

Oh no!!!! Miss Dog and I send our very best wishes to both Beanie and her most shocked and horrified Mummy. Miss Dog sends a gentle doggy lick to soft ears and would be happy to share a chewy toy on an occasion such as this. She has not managed to injure herself in her five years, however knows what a fright Mummy got when she stole a pincushion for doggy chase games (apparently pins and needles usually pass without incident, according to Dr Vet). XXXXX

Vintage to Victorian said...

You must all be feeling awful. Hope Bean is soon back to her lively self. I hope you're telling her stories of the exciting times she's going to have with the new friend that's coming to share her home. She'll be fit as a fiddle in next to no time - she won't want to miss a moment's fun!
Sue x

Nin said...

Oh poor Beanie!!

My friend's dog was degloved in a similar fashion a couple of years ago (also a greyhound) but made an excellent full recovery.

Get well soon little one!

Janice said...

Poor, Poor Bean. Lota of doggie hugs to her.

Jane said...

Poor Bean and poor you, what a nasty shock. Hope both you and Bean recovery very quickly, hugs and love Jane x

Monkee Maker said...

Eeooww - what horrible news - and you told it so vividly too!

I hope your poor pooch will be on the mend soon .... I love the photo of her with her new handbag, sprawled across talulla's chest and belly ...

:)

jules said...

sorry to hear your news about bean, I hope he feels better by the weekend intime to greet his new playmate.

jules xx

Primrose Hill said...

Poor Beanie and poor you - sending you both a big hug and a hot ribena!

L xx

Dragonfly said...

Poor Bean, what an awful thing to happen. I hope she is on the mend today.

kathyann said...

Give Beab a big hug from us too and we hope she gets better soon ,you must have been so worried!Love from Kathyann and the girls at meg's mum's muffins

julia said...

Oh, poor Bean, shope she's back on her feet soon.
As for the piano, yes it is hard. I can't read music, and even with the help of Piano books aimed at 3 month olds I think I'll have to have "proper" lessons!
Julia xx

Jane said...

Oh T! Hugs to you all.
J
x

Judex said...

poor darling I do hope she is much
better very soon.They tug very hard on the heart strings don't they. Purdey girl sends love and licks.

Liz said...

Bless her HEART! Oh, this hurts me just hearing about it. I cant stand it when Mabel is hurting, she just has this way of looking at me, expecting me to do something about it. I hope Beanie feels better very soon, please keep us posted.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh my goodness your sweet Bean! This post made me weep! There's just something about an animal hurting that tugs at my heart - thank goodness she has you to lovingly fuss over her and tend to her needs!!!

CAMILLA said...

Apologies for getting here late Cupcakes. Oh poor Beanie, wishing her a swift recovery, and sending you and Beanie and rest of family, lots of hugs. xx

Isobel said...

Oh Lord, poor Bean! I hope she recovers soon. It must have been quite scary for you!
Lots of love to you girls.
x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Love the new you. The blue looks great on my screen, and as for the banner ... yummy!

Hope Bean's improving and that you feel calmer after it all.

Sue x

Philip Sinclair said...

Hudson and Ripley feel very guilty for leading Bean astray. Give her our best wishes.

P
x

PS - I bought those grotty soya bean things for you.
Protein girl, protein!

Philip Sinclair said...

By the way: I, too, love 'McDog'.