Yesterday we had 70+ temperature! The blacksmith and Bentley went walking behind the house in the woods. Lizzie and I were in the yard when Bentley came home first. He was acting strange. He kept pushing against me and eventually went into the garage and walked in circles. That's when I saw it.
Hanging down was a huge piece of raw skin. I yelled for the blacksmith. Immediately he said he needed to be seen by the Vet.
I went in the house to call, and was told to bring him up right away. The Vet's office is only 5 miles away.
The blacksmith left with Bentley and was back home in no time. It seemed Bentley would have to stay over night. They would have to put him out to clean and stitch the wound.
The night was long without my dog. And then a storm hit at 3 AM. Bentley hates storms, was he scared too? We had two different rounds of hail. The weather radio went off at least 7 times. It was at that point the blacksmith told me if I didn't unplug it he was flushing it down the toilet.
When I left for work at 7:30 there were still hail remains from 3 hours earlier. It was 47 degrees.
When I returned home, this is what greeted me. His hip is completely shaved. He is now sporting a collar and lots of stitches. They also gave him several shots for infections.
For 10-14 long days he must wear this collar, until the stitches are removed by the vet.
How he hurt himself we don't know. It was a short walk that they took and as usual Bentley was off exploring not far away.
It's going to be a long 10 days!