21 January 2011

Ouch! That smarts! 01.21.2011

Enjoying life in the snow with my dewclaws.


It smarts!

Just don't touch it!

A creative display of my dewclaw.


Pompeo Batoni, Thetis Confiding the Education of Achilles to the Centaur Chiron, circa 1760

Achillis at Lycomedis' Court, Panel of an Attic sarcophagus, circa 240 A.D.

Back to me...

I could actually walk faster, or run, if I were unleashed.

Will anyone notice I am missing a dewclaw?

I wonder what the Dewclaw Fairy will bring me?

The other morning I was excitedly running around the yard enjoying the snow and cold air as my human, K, sat in the car warming it up. Yes, you understood correctly: K was in the car, I was not. K - in car; me - not in car. I am working on fixing that. Anyway, during my exhilarated state I slipped on something and just like that my dewclaw was gone! Ouch! I did not make a sound, though, so K was unaware I was injured until she saw some blood where I had been sitting. Then she saw more blood at my next sitting spot. It was actually very little blood, but the bright red on such wonderfully white fluffy snow made it appear more ominous than it was. Later K found my dewclaw and I tried to get it back on but that did not work. K also tried to wrap my wound but that did not work either. The pain has not been bad. I was able to take a short walk up the road the day after my injury, but yesterday and today I took my full walk and did just fine, although I limp a bit, every once in a while. I heard once that after a human loses a tooth a Tooth Fairy comes by and rewards the human in exchange for the tooth. I wonder if there is a Dewclaw Fairy? If a Fairy will give money for a human tooth, I am sure there must be a Fairy that will give meaty bones or bunnies for a dewclaw. I'm just sayin'...


Holly and Khady said...

Ouch!! That looks painful! I hope it feels better and heals soon!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh we know THAT fun!

When I furst arrived to visit Princess Eva and Brice The Handsome, I knokhked one of mine off -

I think the Eden Prairie MN Dewkhlaw Fairy stiffed me!

It did make fur a fun run at the offleash park later in the week - it looked like I hunted and dragged my prey through the snow!

As fur the leash, I KNOW woo khould run MUCH faster! Dang tethers!


Painter Pack said...

That wooks like it does hurt! Ouchie is right! Woo had better take it easy...and milk the hooman K for sympathy..and treats!!

Mya Boo Boo

♥ Sallie said...

Awww. I hope you are better soon! I like the creative display. LOL!


Remington said...

OUCHIE! That would hurt! Take care, my friend!

Lucy said...

At least you didn't have to PAY to have it removed! BTW, you look in your element in that snow.

FiveSibesMom said...

Ohhhh....so sorry! That looks like it hurts. I sure hope the Dewclaw Fairy came by and left you some treats! Get some well-deserved rest and feel better!

Oskar said...

Ooh, that looks like it hurts! Feel better soon.

Nubbin wiggles,

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Wow! You are tough, Suka, that looks VERY painful and you didn't even make a sound! Just be careful it does not get infected but I think that no one will notice the missing claw once you are all healed. We are sending you White Dog healing energy! We think dew claw fairies leave duck jerky.

ra husky said...

Ow Ouch!! that looks like it smarts bad:( hope it gets better soon, we like your idea of a dew claw faire, maybe you will get some extra treats hu??!!

Jon Terry said...

My dear friend, I trust your getting better and stronger. Meanwhile use your charm to get your in-house fairy K to reward you. A bone a day would keep all pain away :)

Take care!

Love ya,
Jon Terry

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Suka, you are so beautiful standing in the snow, but I know how much that must hurt! You are trying to be brave,,, and I bet you can run fast now.. but it just looks owie!
I do believe the fairie will bring you a nice bone.. Yes, it is the same fairie that brings money for teeth... So let me know if it happens. I hope you get better

Remington said...

You asked about Mike's band. No, he didn't play at First Avenue but did play quite a few places in Minneapolis. He was on the road for quite awhile....upper midwest mostly....long time ago....They played when the big hair bands were the big thing....so lots of ROCK! Oh, those were the days, my friend....ha ha!

Huffle Mawson said...

I hope it doesn't hurt too much now Suka.

Anya said...

Poor poor Suka
My Mommy knows that it hurts :(
She walks always with Sjuul thats the big dog from her brother !!
Always when they walked in the snow
always ice klumps between the toes
(hahahahaha.... bad english :(

We hope that it will be very soon spring you can walk soft in the gras
its better as snow :-)

Hugs cuddle
Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

Anya :)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thinking of you, my friend, and wondering if your area was hit with the blizzard moving across the country. We got a bit of snow but VERY cold temps. Stay warm and safe and know you and your family are in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.