May 20, 2010

The Grand Dam

Abigail Jane, Abby, Abs, Doodle Bug, Abby Doodle, Boozle, Bug - whatever you call her she's the Grand Dam of Pack Matlock. She rules the roost. She is not the oldest dog in the pack, but she looks like she is. She was the second dog and she truly was the answer to "I want a baby." 2 weeks ago on Monday I noticed that her face was swollen. We gave her some benedryl, we iced her face, we kept her close and watched her. Being a true hound dog she never quit eating. She hasn't missed a meal since she hurt her neck. When the swollen lump on her face started oozing - it was time for a trip to the vet. Turns out she had an abscessed tooth. I had the pleasure (not) of being in the room while they opened and drained it. Nasty! In that close up you can see the scar on her face from where they drained they abscess. Yesterday she had 2 teeth pulled. Poor old girl is back home doing great. She's already had dinner and told the other dogs to leave her alone!!

10 comments :

  1. Good for you Abby!! Don't underestimate those older dogs. I can Morgan my Energizer Bunny, she's been knocked down so many times, but she gets right back up and goes on.

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  2. I wish Abby could mentor Sis into being a Dame instead of a crazy wild DIVA...

    Smoochies to them all, but especially the leader of the pack.

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  3. Good for her, keeping those younger and bigger dogs in line! I hope this solves her swelling problem. Poor little Abigail Jane!

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  4. Poor pup! I sure hope she is feeling better. Give her a big nuzzle from me.

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  5. Poor Abby Girl - glad to hear she's keeping the others in line - hope she's 100% soon :-)

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  6. Poor Abby. Sending you a great big get well hug! Hope you will feel better soon.
    x

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  7. She does have quite a bit of names! I take great pleasure in frequently referring to her by any and all of them. I'm glad I didn't have to watch them drain her face.. sounds absolutely disgusting!!

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  8. Ooch. Too bad Dr. Tooth can't work on doggies. He's very gentle. Hope she feels better soon.

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