Well, we started off with a grand Saturday. Mommy and I went to the farmer's market around the park across the street. We took lots of great photos with my friends there (including the BONE MAN!) and I enjoyed lots of treats. After we dropped off the groceries, Mommy put my leash on me, I grabbed an old tennis ball (not my extra-special ball from Gooberstan) and we headed to the dog run to see my pals. See? It started off a GREAT Saturday.
The dog run is in the Meat-packing district. The streets there are mostly cobblestone or rough asphalt. We were almost there and I was really anxious to see my friends when -WHOMP! - Mommy fell down hard on the road. I don't know if it was a combination of her flipflops, the uneven road surface or a tug from me, but she was down for a few minutes. Fortunately, some people were nearby and ran over to help. She had the wind knocked out of her and her ankle was sore. Penny's Mom (Penny is our Wheaten Terrier friend) helped us over to the run so Mommy could sit down and catch her breath.
By now, Mommy's ankle looked like she'd stuffed a tennis ball in it. Penny's dad ran to the restaurant/bar next door and came back with a bag of ice. (That's Penny being a good nurse while I played ball and took a swim!) Penny's mom gave Mommy some Aleve and Asta's Daddi ran home and brought back a cane to help Mommy walk. Someone else went and got their car and drove us home. Harlan's mom came over and helped Mommy wrap ice around her ankle. Mommy was supposed to go to a wedding shower for Harlan and Scout's mom and was disappointed that she was stuck at home.
Mica was a very good nurse and stayed close by for emotional support.
I helped keep the pillow in place to elevate Mommy's sore leg. (By the way, Mommy had just had a pedicure the day before, which is why she has shiny yellow toes. They're not a side-effect of her injury.) By mid-afternoon, Mommy's ankle wasn't looking good and she was in a lot of pain and afraid she may have broken a bone so she went to the emergency room. They took lots of x-rays and decided that she didn't have a fracture, but probably has torn or ruptured a ligament. They put her foot in splint, gave her some Vicodin and sent her home for RICE - rest, ice, compression and elevation.
Mommy doesn't think this looks good with any of her other shoes. But thanks to the Vicodin, Mommy's not thinking about much of anything! Barbara my pet nanny has come and taken me for lots of walks. Asta's parents have been super-nice and called to check up on Mommy several times. And Lyle, Jesse, Mickey, and Butch's parents were wonderful - taking Mommy to the hospital and getting her settled when she got back.
So I'm going to be off for walks with Bear until Mommy doesn't have to use her crutches. I don't know when I'll get to go back to the run and she's not much good at tossing the ball. Oh well. I hope she doesn't forget that nice bone from the BONE MAN that's in the freezer with her ice pack...
Now here's some REALLY serious news and I need all my dog and human friends to say lots of prayers for my first friend, Betty. Here's a photo of me and Betty was I was just 5 months old. Betty is a 13-year old Jack Russell terrier with an awesome personality.
Yesterday, she was with her Mom in the Hamptons when she was viciously attacked by a labrador retriever. She's just a little thing and got puncture wounds in both her sides. The vet was able to stabilize her and she's on oxygen and getting surgery today. Please send her lots of love and prayers and smoochie kisses until she's fully recovered. I am very anxious about her.
Today's got to be a better day, right?
P.S. Oops, I almost forgot! Sen-Chan and Tom gave me this beautiful award - the Arte-y-Pico Award - "to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and talents, also for contributing to the blogging world."
Here are the rules:
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