|Shake it off!|
Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up and everything sort of goes wrong? Tuesday was that day for me! I didn't sleep very well the night before and I was just very tired. So we get out to the park and the dogs are running around and very happy to be there and I'm sort of more awake than I was but I didn't have nearly enough caffeine on board.
So we get to the part of the trail with all the blackberries and the bunnies use them as their home. They are a great defense against predators because they are so pokey. Bunnies are so smart! The dogs immediately crawled through one of the bunny holes and went into the bushes. I called them out and it took them a while to figure out how to get back out and when they got out, Phoenix kept shaking off like she was wet.
|I don't always chase bunnies, but when I do I hurt myself!|
When I called her to me, her head and ears were covered in blood. In this photo, it's actually hard to tell but her right ear (left in the photo) is oozing blood. She cut the edge of her ear in the bushes. It was very freaky for me because I couldn't figure out where the blood was coming from at first! It's amazing how much one tiny boo boo can bleed! Darn dog ears!
After she was done shaking her head (and flinging blood drops everywhere) she seemed okay and it didn't seem to be bothering her too much. So I decided to finish our walk and just let her run.
It did throw her gait off a little bit, though! She's running sideways! Silly girl!
When we got home I cleaned it out and she's doing okay. It took a long time to stop bleeding though! Phoenix has been having a lot of mis-adventures lately! I'm thinking I should really get her some pet insurance!
Has your dog done something silly like this before?
There were some other very annoying things that happened to me personally on Tuesday, too! It was just not a good day for anyone! I'm so glad it's over!