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Friday, August 17, 2007

CLUMSY CLEOPATRA...

Cleo, knocked out by tranquilisers...



Cleo with her foot bandaged...


Cleo, chewing on her Kong... feeling better...

Cleo had a minor accident early this morning... gave me quite a fright. She fell down the last 5 steps of our 3 level staircase!!! And I was so worried that she broke her leg cause her left hind leg was shaking and it obviously was hurting her alot cause she wouldn't let me touch it. I calmed her down, and then finally managed to check her leg and discovered that one of her nails had broken and was poking her foot. There was quite a bit of blood that spurted out too... Managed to put a wad of gauze on the nail and tape it up, and then called my vet.


Managed to get through to my vet, Dr John of Hayward Animal Clinic, and he met us at the clinic in 20 minutes, well before his operating hours. Thank goodness Douglas was home today cause I wouldn't have been able to carry Cleo into the car... Doug had to carry her into the clinic too cause she couldn't walk. It was that painful... Dr John had to give her a tranquiliser in the end to calm her down caus it was hurting her so much that he couldn't do anything to her foot. We had to take the whole nail out carefully cause all the nerve endings were there...


We really need to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Dr John for coming out to meet us at the hour in the morning and for being ever so gentle with Cleo...And Cleo deserves a special mention for being such a good dog throughout the entire episode. Most dogs would react aggresively even towards their owners when they are in so much pain, but Cleo didn't show any aggresion, annoyance or irritation towards us or Dr John through the entire ordeal, although she was in severe pain! She is really such a good baby!!!


So that was our rather dramatic morning...
See, Cleo is generally clumsy on the staircase, and therefore she has been trained to go up and down slowly, and if it's dark she can only go up and down the staircase after the lights have been turned on.


But of late, she and Lucky have been quite naughty and have been running up and down the stairs regardless of how much I yell at them. It's fine for Lucky cause he is really sure footed and incredibly agile. Cleo on the other hand is her usual clumsy self and trips every now and then...Sigh, will have to re-inforce the staircase rules as soon as she is better...

7 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

Ouchy! Cleo, you better be more careful when you go zooming up & down the stairs like no doggie business...I do that too sometimes & had a little accident too. I didn't break my nail, I broke my hooman's toe nail! Hehehehehe, ouch! But it grew back already...he's fine. Chloe on the other hand, slides down the stairs & lands on her stomach with a loud 'pop'. She's very fat & very clumsy too & her pas have no grip. But Faith is like Lucky too. Very agile & never lost one footing before regardless of her sunning up & down the stairs. Hope your leg will heal soon Cleo...I think your hooman better put a child's gate.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Natasha Fernz said...

Hi Amber...

I think my mommy is already working on the baby gate... She's going to put it on the stairs!!! We used to have it in the spare room where Lucky used to live when he first arrived, and where all the other doggies live when they are here... But now it's probably going to go on the stairs...Boo...

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I can imagine Cleo would be good.

Labradors have such an amazing temperament. Ours was such a lovely dog. I hope she heals really fast.

Kate

Bernie said...

poor poor cleo!!! give her big hugs from me!!!!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

poor cleo...u ought 2 b careful wit stairs next time..

pacco is veli clumsy too...when she was running at full speed an unable to stop in time...she knock on d gate n even bang on my dad's car...

n during agility can drop down from d A frame...

disco-very said...

oh dear what a scare! what a relief to know that cleo took the ordeal so well. may she get better soon, and more careful too! :P

Wandernut said...

Poor girl!
*sayang sayang*

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