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Riley"s Big Adventure

The Woods Got The Better of Me

October 2nd 2012 9:13 am
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Hey Pals!

I'm a little out of sorts today. Yesterday afternoon, me, Caileigh, Mom and Dad headed out for a big run in the fields.

At one part, Caileigh and I took off into the woods. I caught the scent of something and gave chase.

Caileigh returned in a few minutes. Dad and Caileigh continued on the trail while Mom waited at the spot where I headed into the woods.

After about 10 minutes I came out of the woods and greeted Mom. Unfortunately I was worse for wear. While running in the woods, a branch struck me and tore open a large gash on my chest. The hole revealed my flesh and muscle.

Mom cried out for Dad. The Caileigh Girl came running back and say what had happened. She turned around and headed to get Dad. When the two arrived back, Dad saw my wound and the worried look on my Mom's face.

I pulled it together and started off after Caileigh. Dad called me back and told me to "hold up". Mom put me on the leash while Dad and Caileigh ran home to get my Bachelor Pad (aka Pathfinder).

Dad met Mom and I at the start of the trailhead. Luckily we have a ramp that used to belong to our pal, Spikey. It really came in handy. I used it to get in the truck.

We rushed off to the vet.

This is the part where it all gets a little blurry for me. As Dad tells me, the vet gave me a sedative and began to clean my wound. I was a real good boy through all of this. The vet then used 15 to 20 staples to close my gash.

All I remember is the nice vet tech holding me and speaking softly to me. I then went into a room and rested. Mom and Dad came back and picked me up.

When I got home, Caileigh was really nice to me. Instead of jumping and trying to get me to play, she greeted me with a nice sniff. She then checked me out to make sure I was okay.

At this point I was really tired, so I went to me bed to sleep.

This morning Dad came downstairs and when I heard him I gave a wag of my tail. Mom and Caileigh slept with me downstairs.

I'm feeling much better, pals. I had chicken, my favourite, this morning. I also had my breakfast with some meds.

Mom told me to rest today. I think that's a good idea.


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Barked by: ♥ Sasha ♥ (Dogster Member)

October 2nd 2012 at 11:20 am

Oh My Dogness Riley... I am so relieved it isn't worse. I know your Mom & Dad had to be super worried... So was my Mom when she saw it on that other site last night.

It sounds like you were so brave and ready to go back to the chase... >:} Sometimes we have to just suck it up and take all the good spoiling and stuff.. hehe

Hope you feel better real soon...

Sasha & Kai
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

October 2nd 2012 at 12:58 pm

Ouch!! Lotsa prayers fur you to feel all better soon!
Barked by: Wendy G

October 2nd 2012 at 3:05 pm

Yikes, Riley! I r SO gwad yu r gonna be ok. Take it ezee my fwiend an' wet Caileigh du yur chores an' stuffs fur a few days, 'kay?? Sendin' POtP down da woad tu yu, my fwiend ♥
Barked by: ♥Sophie Claire CGC (Dogster Member)

October 2nd 2012 at 5:33 pm

Sophie Claire paces the room as her momma reads to her of Riley's mis-adventure with a stick and visit to the vet. Momma, is Riley OK???? Momma quietly rubs Sophie's head and tells her that Riley was very brave at the dogter's and has to rest and Caileigh will take very good of Riley. Sophie sighs and hurries to send healing hugs to Riley. Take care sweet boy!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

October 2nd 2012 at 6:53 pm

Oh you brave brave boy !

Get well SOON Sweetheart... I know.... taking it easy isnt in your vocabulary... but please try.

Gentle steps... We love yopu and yours...


Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

October 2nd 2012 at 7:44 pm

OMD, Riley! You are so, so lucky you got loose of that branch and made it back! Thank goodness! Wishin' you a speedy and thorough recovery, my furiend!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

October 2nd 2012 at 10:17 pm

That was a scary thing fur all of you. Hope you heal up fast and well.
You really didn't need to try and do a match up ouchie with pawppy. BOL!

You should try and find that branch and get rid of it, GRRR! You don't want to hit it evfur again.
Barked by: Daisy (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 2:13 am

Ouchie! Sounds painful! Better take it easy Riley!
Lucy and I wish you a speedy recovery!
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 2:51 am

OMD, sending you lotsa POTP!
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 3:33 am

Whoa Riley, we saw the wound and so glad that you are much better now, get some rest!! sending POTP too
Barked by: Cassie (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 3:45 am

Oh my dog, Riuley! So glad you're healing and feeling better. Sending you lot of healing cairn kisses and hugs.
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 7:21 am

Riley rushes over to the couch. He picks up the iPhone that's sitting on the cushion. with a stroke of his paw the starts up the main page. A photo of Cookie greets him and he gives a wag of his tail at the sight of his grandma.

He begin to tap the screen but nothing happens.

"Dad!" he barks.

"Yes, Riley?" Dad responds.

"I want to call Sophie Claire and tell her how I'm doing. Then I want to call all of my friends and let them know that they're thoughts and POTP have really helped."

"Well, Riley," Dad counters. "I don't have their phone numbers. You can tell all your friends how you're doing in your diary."

"Okay, let's write one up."
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 7:36 am

OMD Riley, take it easy man! Careful out there in the woods. Glad you are doing better. POTP! Take it easy for a whileand let Caileigh take care of the work for a while.
Barked by: Ping (Rainbow Bridge) (Dogster Member)

October 4th 2012 at 9:23 am

Bubble wrap. Mama always wants to wrap us in bubble wrap when we have accidents.
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

October 4th 2012 at 8:14 pm

Oh Riley!
How did we not see this?!

OMD! Sounds terrible. All
those staples!

Dude! Be careful out
there, okay?

(You too, Caileigh.)

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