'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

20 January 2013

No Kipling today.

Hey all.  Apparently this Sunday started out beautiful and called for a hike; it ended, however, with doggie x-rays and a broken leg.  Angus did what all life loving, slightly crazy, joyful pups do, he took his adventuring one step too far.  Going up the boulders, it seems, was great fun, but the coming down after a nervous Dad called him back led to a misstep and a plant of the right foreleg between the boulders instead of on top.  As Angus is wont to do, he was traveling at Hell-Bent-For-Leather pace, and once the leg stopped, and the body kept going, the only place to give was the bones.  He broke both the ulna and radius in the right leg, and one of them in two places.  Of course this means surgery as the Doc will have to put a pin in the double broken bone to stabilize the piece that is currently floating. They will go in tomorrow to see if the surgery can be done locally, or if they will have to head down to Vegas.

Dad is understandable distraught.  At this point I don't know when he will be blogging again, most of his time will be with Angus.  I will try to post as I get updates.

~The DO

26 comments:

Murphy's Law said...

Oh, no! Poor Angus! And poor Six!

I feel ya, my brother.

LauraB said...

OMG. I cannot imagine...heartbreak all through that home! We are all hoping things go well for poor Angus!!

instinct said...

Oh crud. Tell Six our prayers are with him.

Thankfully Angus is young so healing will be faster. It will be keeping him from trying to use the leg that will be the trick.

Brigid said...

Poor Angus! And poor Angus's Mom and Dad!

Barkley is putting up something for him on the blog shortly.

Hang in there!

The Big Guy said...

From our Black Lab home to yours, our prayers for successful treatment & fast healing are with Angus & family...

TBG
(And The Dark Menace)


Paladin said...

Yikes!

Gunny and the humans at the Castle wish Angus a quick recovery. Lots of treats are in order - for medicinal purposes, of course.

Andie said...

Brigid sent me (first-time visit here)... thinking all the very best for a quick recovery for Angus, and good thoughts for his humans!

Coop said...

Six, Hoping for a quick and painless recovery for Angus!

Coop

Monkeywrangler said...

Poor Angus! Our pack sends their sympathies for both the surgery and the inevitable Cone of Shame! Hope your big guy heals quickly, and inexpensively!

Vic303

Lois Evensen said...

Awww, I hope Angus is feeling much better very soon. As a Lab owner, I totally understand how excitement can lead to catastrophe.

I came over from Brigid's blog to offer supporting thoughts from another Lab owner. ;)

All the very best,

Lois (and Labs Penny and Erik)

Anonymous said...

Get well soon, Angus.
Barkley sent us.
Terry and the nuts poodle Barron.
Fla.

ps. Thought of my brother when I saw the masthead. He was an arty FO in VN, 68.

Brighid said...

I came here via Brigid & Barkley to wish Angus a full & speedy recovery, and patience for his family.

RabidAlien said...

Found my way here from Brigid's blarg. As a dog owner/companion myself (two beagles), they're like our kids...we hurt when they hurt. Sending prayers out for a quick recovery for the pup!

Old NFO said...

Truly sorry to hear that, hopefully it can be fully repaired and won't cause Angus any problems. Sadly, it WILL cost a bunch, but that's the price we pay for the animals we love. Thoughts and prayers...

Nashville Beat said...

I also am one of the visitors Barkley sent to wish Angus a quick recovery and Six the fortitude to help Angus achieve that recovery.

Poor puppy . . . (pat, pat).

You, too, Angus.

Keads said...

My thoughts and prayers for all.

zinger3006 said...

You all take care - there is a reason for everything that happens. You have the strength to see this through. via Brigid - zinger 30-06

Middleboro Jones said...

Best wishes for the poor Pup - No fun being laid up or in surgery ( had my Gall Bladder taken out a year ago the old fashioned way w/ an 18" incision across the gut)

Hope all ( especialy worried Doggies Parents) will be OK

Middleboro Jones from US NAVY JEEP

drjim said...

Poor dog!

Hope he recovers fully!

Stormdrane said...

Ouch! Get well soon, pup!

OldAFSarge said...

Brigid & Barkley informed me of Angus's accident, so I wanted to stop by to wish you all well and fast healing for your pup. Get well soon Angus!

SHARON said...

Came over from Brigid and Barkley, my choc. lab, Coco, says 'Hang in there Angus. We labs are tough!' Saying prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovering.

Rey Brandt said...

Brigid and Barkley sent me too. Fast healing to Angus from Clyde S. Dale the St Bernard and from me lover of all puppies.

fuzzy said...

Oh no! Brigid and Barkley sent us over. Maverick offers his condolences and says that he spent 3 months in an external fixator but he's perfectly fine now....

Best wishes to Angus

mindthechiweenie said...

Barkley sent us. Praying that the surgery goes well and that the healing is quick so Angus won't have to wear the Cone of Shame for very long!

Purple Magpie, Mitzi the Chiweenie, and Emmy the Blur

Jennifer said...

Oh no! Hope the mending is swift. Thoughts and prayers to you all