Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gremlins Smote My Baby

I apologize for the delay with the Williamsburg trip review post but last night we had another mishap with Tally.  The gremlins must have heard how happy I was so they decided to smite my girl with a big old splinter in her left paw.  We spent Friday evening (and a fortune) at the emergency vet hospital.  The Vet had to open the pad of her paw to remove the splinter then suture the incision.  

We came home with her wearing a big bandage and a cone but the cone freaked her out so badly she kept trying to run away from it and crashing into everything.  It's not as funny as it sounds, it was just heartbreaking.  The cone had to go and I made this makeshift cover out of my witchy-poo knee socks and bandage tape to keep Tally from getting at it. After a long night of little sleep, Rob and I spent the afternoon taking turns raking and bagging leaves and watching Tally to keep her activity restricted so that paw can heel.  She'll be on pain meds and antibiotics for the next week or so.

I'm at work tomorrow, so I'll be back next week.  A bit of good news, I decided on Thanksgiving dessert!  Indian pudding.  What's that, you ask?  It's a wonderful, traditional New England baked custard made with cornmeal, eggs, milk and molasses.  It's served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.  It's a long-time family favorite and I look forward to making and enjoying it once again.


  1. Glad Tally is doing okay! Those ER visits are a real hit to the bankroll, too. Ugh.

  2. I hate what you've been thru in the past 24 hours or so - but this might be the best title of a blog entry, anywhere, any time, EVER.

  3. Aww...look at the sad little puppie...feel better puppy! (and you too!)

  4. Awwww... so sorry that your beautiful Tally was injured! I hope she recovers very, very fast and well! ♥