Last Sunday, after doing some work together in the cabin, Paul and I were trying to get a steering wheel cover on in the truck. I sat on the passenger seat with the door open, as it was quite warm. Of course Scruffy was sitting right there, watching us, scared we would leave with the truck without her. There was lots of wind, and suddenly the wind moved the door towards Scruffy. I held my foot out to keep the door from shutting close, but it still brushed Scruffies face. Not hard, but enough to startle her and make her yelp. (if it was a curtain, she would act the same way. She is a little bit panicky for being touched by things unexpected).
Scruffy panicked so much, that she wanted to go right in the back of the truck. Not possible, as my seat was closing up the gap. Then she just jumped right in front of me, and then her right back leg fell through the step up and the truck and she got stuck badly. She screamed horrible of course, she was in so much pain. I tried to get her leg free and finally I could get it out. But she was limping really bad and her right back leg was in a really weird position, dragging behind her left back leg.
Nothing else to do then go to the vet.
My own vet wasn’t there, so had to go to the vet in Preeceville.
He gave her pain killers as soon we got her there. She got settled in a kennel, and the Monday he made X rays of her hip and it was badly dislocated.
So he had to put it back, make another Xray to see if it was good.
Then she got a sling on, but she got that off the next morning of course. I called the next morning to hear when I could pick her up.
She was walking ok again except for the sling that she got off, she did well, the assistant told me.
After trying to get a hold on the vet all Tuesday, I finally got a hold on him 6 pm. He said she was good to go home and could pick her up next morning.
He had told me before she couldn’t walk stair so I had to build real fast a ramp as my cabin is high from the ground.
I put something together that will work for her. Not meant for people, but strong enough for the dog. And cats, as they love the ramp. LOL
It was wonderful to have Scruffy home again. It was so quiet without her. She wasn’t sure about the ramp and didn’t want to use it. So I used clicker training to get her to use the ramp. Within 20 minutes she was ok with it. Now she goes up and down the thing like it’s nothing. It’s better for her hip, which is of course still healing. It always will stay a weak spot. No truck rides for Scruffy anymore. She is not able to jump in and out of the truck, and she is too heave for me to lift her. So now she will have to stay in the cabin when I have to leave for groceries or town.
Even though all the chaos during the moon eclipse, I still could enjoy parts of it. I think it was beautiful!
David came over Tuesday to bring me the baseboards and a chair I bought from his neighbour.
This is one great comfortable chair! I was reading in it yesterday afternoon, and fell asleep! That comfortable! LOL It’s a swivel/rocking chair, so I can turn it so easy to face the wood stove or the other couch. Worth the 10 dollars! Hahaha.
I picked my corn. After a couple of nights with frost, I thought it is better to just pick them now. I had 5 good corn cobs, and had those for supper. Delicious! The rest wasn’t ready and won’t grow anymore. The corn plants are dead and I will have to get them out of the garden.