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Or What Not to do By Millie!

Hi everyone it’s Millie & Walter here. First we want to thank Sarge and Bites for organizing this wonderful safety week. To view all the blogs participating, go to the hop at Oz’s site.

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Today it’s our turn to do a post for Safety Week! If you are a follower of our blog you may remember a few videos we showed of our high speed antics around our yard (if you need a refresher you can go here, here and here). We don’t discriminate based on the weather either. We have learned a few things about our high speed antics and thought we would let our Mini Me’s demonstrate what we have learned.

When chasing your brother don't try to run through the shrubs.

When chasing your brother don’t try to run through the shrubs.

Running into shrubs can be hazardous to your health.

Running into shrubs can be hazardous to your health.

It is best to go around the shrubbery wherever you are running. Otherwise you might end up with a stick up your nose.

As you can see, when Walter zigged Millie didn’t zag and instead ran right into one of the shrubs. This ended in an emergency trip to the vet but she recovered quickly.

The next scenario involves a tree and the same concept.

Pay attention to the obstacles in your way.

Pay attention to the obstacles in your way.

Don't run into a tree at high speed.

Don’t run into a tree at high speed.

On the 4th of July we were zooming around the yard when Millie ran full speed into a tree and hit her knee. There was a small open wound but it wasn’t bleeding. We cleaned out the wound and kept our eye on how Millie was feeling.  Since it happened on a holiday we figured she could wait until the next day to see a vet. She was a little stiff and sore the next day. The vet shaved the area around the wound and flushed it out with saline and determined that it didn’t need any stitches.

Another embarrassing injury

Another embarrassing injury

Here is a close up of the wound so if you are a bit squeamish scroll past real fast.

Nasty ouchie on the knee

Nasty ouchie on the knee

Don’t worry, in just a couple of weeks the wound was completely closed. In just a couple more weeks the hair has already completely grown back and you would never know anything had happened.

So the moral of the story is if you are going to run high speed anywhere Watch Where You Are Going!!!

Mini Millie in bubble wrap with Mini Walter - With thought bubbles

Now all I need is a helmet to be safe

We hope you enjoyed this lesson in how not to get hurt while zooming around your yard or dog park. Don’t forget to visit the other safety lessons today so go to Oz’s site to find them.

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Hi everyone it’s Millie here. Well do I have a tale to tell. Yesterday Walter and I were having our usual fun time snoopervising dad while he worked in the garden. We were getting ready to come in after a couple of hours outside but decided to get in one last round of zoomies.



Next thing dad knows I come running out from the shrubbery sneezing my nose off with blood spewing out too. He calmed me down and called mom out to help him figure out what was going on. Well they couldn’t tell if I just hit my nose on something or if maybe something was stuck up my nose so they decided to call the vet. Of course it was lunch time and all of the vets were on their break but after a couple of phone calls Dr. Cooperman said she would come back early from her lunch to see me. It was less than an hour wait.

By this time I had calmed down and was resting. After all, I had just been playing outside for a couple of hours and was ready for a nap. When I woke up and got ready to go to the vets I started sneezing all over again and was spewing more blood. It wasn’t lots of blood but it was still a bit of a mess. Mom and I hopped in the car for the 2 minute drive to the vet.



The first thing the vet tried to do was stick this ↑ thingy up my nose. I didn’t mind much when she was poking around my left nostril, but there was no way she was sticking that thing up the right side. Little did I know that that would land me a trip to the back room. I said goodbye to my mom and when I got in the back they stuck me with a needle and I got very sleepy.  This time I really couldn’t resist when the vet stuck a bigger scope thing up my nose but I’m kind of glad she did because look what she found! OUCH!

Stick found in Millie's nose

Stick found in Millie’s nose

Mom came back and picked me up after about an hour. I was sent home with some pain pills and some antibiotics to make sure that nasty stick didn’t give me any bad bugs. I was still very sleepy from the drugs they gave me so we all decided to take a nap.

Millie with an ice bag pillow

Millie with an ice bag pillow

The vet recommended to ice my nose to keep any swelling down so while we were napping I got to have an ice bag for a pillow. I’m feeling much better after my nap and dinner and haven’t been sneezing any more. Mom and dad have already told us that we won’t be doing much playing for a couple of days to make sure my nose heals okay. Don’t worry Tommy I’ll be fine for our date on Monday.

If you wouldn’t mind I could use some power of the paw just to make sure everything heals okay. Thanks friends.

Killer hydrangea

Killer hydrangea

Notes from mom: It appears that Millie impaled her nose on a piece of hydrangea. Since it is early in the growing season this hydrangea hasn’t leafed out much. It is still kind of woody and we think that when she ran by it she happened to jam a piece up her nose.

Happy Hydrangea

Happy Hydrangea

This is what the hydrangea looks like when it is all leafed out and in bloom. It also isn’t as easy to run through when it is so full.

I’m very glad we decided to take Millie to the vet. Millie is a very stoic dog and never pawed at her nose as most dogs would have done with a foreign object stuck up there. You could tell when you listened to her breathing that it sounded a bit wheezy too so I suspected there might be something stuck in there. The vet said she was lucky to have such a long nose because a dog with a shorter snout might have had the stick go through and poke into her eye (yuck!)

A big thanks to Dr. Cooperman and the staff at Clark Animal Care for getting us in right away and taking great care of our special girl. Hopefully we won’t have this happen again but the way these two like to chase each other through the shrubbery there is no guarantee. Charlie will be going out and trimming back any pieces of the hydrangea that might be hazardous so we can do our best to minimize any future disasters. I know everyone out there will be putting their paws together to help Millie heal and I just want to thank you all now for that too.

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We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop. Photos by Charlie.


Millie and lily kissing

I would also like to ask you all for some Power of the Paw for our friend Lily Belle and her family. Lily is very sick and spending the night in the ICU at her vets. Her mom, dad and sister Muffin need some comfort too so please stop by to give them some support. Thank you.


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Hi everyone! I have to tell you about the adventure I had on Monday.  Mommy and Daddy got up early and we all went in the car for a little ride. We went into this building, it said Clark Animal Care Center on the outside, and all the ladies behind this big counter started to squee out loud and said how cute I was. Some of them came out from behind the counter and gave me pets and treats too.

I was starting to think this was a great place to visit and then the humiliation started. They made me get on the scale and then announced to the whole place that I weighed 30 pounds! A girl never wants everyone to know just what her weight is, but I will let it go for now because everyone says I look much thinner than the scale indicates.

We waited in this big room for a while. I was getting a bit confused because something kept whistling to me, but I couldn’t see him. Mommy said it sounded like what construction workers do to pretty women when they walk by. I decided I had to figure out who was doing it.

We walked around the corner and found this guy singing his heart out. He did get quiet when I got closer though! Eventually we were taken to a smaller room where we waited a bit more.

Mom and dad talked to a girl for a little bit and then Dr. Dan came in.

He gives good scritches…

and was generous with the treats too! Everything was going great until they put me on the table.

I gave Dr. Dan some kisses so he knew how sweet I was and then…

I caught him messing around with my backside! I flashed him a raspberry to show him I didn’t think he should be messing with my butt! The best part was yet to come though.

The next thing I know the girl put a whole plate full of baby food in front of me and I did my best to clean it all off as fast as I could. You never know when they might take it away from you. I hardly realized that Dr. Dan was at my backside again although I swear I felt a little pinch while I was enjoying my treat. I’m not sure what that was all about.

Overall I really enjoyed this adventure and I can’t wait to go back. Apparently I will be going back for another round of baby food feeding soon.

Note from Mommy: Millie was given the first of two vaccines for Leptospirosis and will be going back in a few weeks for the second dose. She already has all her other vaccines so that was the only she got this time. Also appologies to the vet tech as I didn’t get her name.

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