Friday, March 2, 2012

My poor Bentley

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!

12 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh my.. poor sweet Bentley!! Hugs and kisses to him xoxo!! -Tammy

Donna S. said...

Aww. Poor bsby! :(

Brandi said...

Ouchie! Poor Bentley... he looks pitiful. Hope the time with the cone goes quickly for him. That can't be any fun. :/

Stephanie84 said...

So sorry for your pooch! Those eyes!
But on the weather radio, If only Sedalia's sirens could be heard "inside" my home. I think they invented the weather radios for pure torture.

Carla said...

I hope he heals quickly, we cut the elizabethan collar down in size a little when one of our dogs had to wear it, she was killing our legs with it, no fun for dog or man. Just as long as it is longer than his nose and he cannot manuver around it.

Michelle said...

Oh...the cone of shame! LOL I hope he heals quickly. Hope you are okay after that last round of storms!

Whit said...

Poor Puppers!! Hopefully he has a speedy recovery!

And Happy Birthday too! Looks like you all had a great party!

Anke said...

Poor guy... Our phone was busy with weather calls and text messages yesterday, too. Tornadoes touched down in our area again but thankfully not an F5 like last year. I think it is going to be a wild spring this year...

Deanna said...

Bentley is such a sweetie. I'm so sorry he got hurt, but am glad he is going to be ok. It is going to definitely going to be a very long 10 days.

GerryART said...

Poor Baby.
Please, give him an extra treat from me.
hugs to Bentley

Zoey said...

Oh, poor Bentley! He looks miserable in that collar.

Tipper said...

Oh poor thing-I wonder what could have happened to him!