Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bad thing

Something Bad is happening.

Actually, many Something Bads are happening.

First of all, there is an awful thing around my head. This is terrible! I cannot see properly. It keeps getting caught on the ground and I keep tripping. I cannot go up stairs. And I get stuck on furniture.

This is not funny. Do not laugh. I am very freaked out right now. I do not like this Bad Thing!

Also, my paw hurts. I need to lick it better, but the people keep interrupting me. Or else they stick the Bad Cone Thing on my head. I do not know why they won't let me lick my paw better!?

Also, Car took me to Vet. (I am mad at Car for this. Why would it take me to this place??) And Vet poked a needle in my paw, and then cut it open. They tell me that she did this because they think there is a seed in my paw. But the seed did not come out. That is also a Bad Thing.

Also, the people keep sticking my paw in salty water and holding it there. Why do they get to fuss with my paw when I am not allowed to?

These are all Bad Things.

Friends, do you know about spear grass? We put this on our blog almost every year. Spear grass is not just a Bad Thing, it's a Very Very Bad Thing. It grows all over our city, especially in sunny places that face to the south. The seeds have barbs on them, and when the seeds are dry they get stuck in us Dogs. And if they get stuck in us in the wrong way, the pointy end goes through our skin and then the barbs make them go further and further into our bodies.

Ojo had one in her ear one time that Vet had to cut out. Another Dog friend had one going in towards his eye, which was very scary for his people. And the people say that I might now have one in my paw.

Somehow I might have a seed in my paw, even though our person won't let us go anywhere near spear grass. Even though we're not allowed to walk at some of our favourite places right now because of the dry spear grass. Even though our person checks us over after each walk, including between our toes.

Even though all of these things happen, apparently I still found some some spear grass. (I guess I am very talented?)

Here is a picture of one kind of spear grass that grows here. It is also called fox tail grass, and there are other kinds too. The humans can check - if it is spear grass, they will be able to feel the barbs and the seeds will go only one way through their fingers but stick when trying to go the other way.

Please friends, stay away from the spear grass. Do not end up with a Bad Thing in your paw, or a Bad Thing around your head like me!


Kinley Westie said...

Oh no, I had to wear somefin like dat after my Big Girl Surgery. It are a BAD thing.

SarahBK said...

Oh no! I hope your humans get the seed out of your paw soon and the bad things stop! <3

Liz Hamblyn said...

We hope you get better soon. Love from the two bestest maremmas in all the land - Nellie and Itai.

WFT Nobby said...

Oh dear, poor Cobi. I know all about paw problems (although mine are fine just now) so I do sympathise. And those lampshade things are such an impediment. Gail and I do hope the paw is better soon, but we know these things can take a while to sort out.
Toodle pip!

Molly the Airedale said...

How awful for you, Cobi! We have heard all about these nasty grasses and how dare they hurt you! I am sending you lots and lots of AireZen and hoping that you are all better SOON!

Julie said...

Oh poor Cobi, I am sending healing licky kisses for your poor paw.
I have those horrid seed things here, we call the flea darts!
My fur stealer lady found a flea dart in my paw one visit, luckily fur me she managed to pull it out.
I do hopes your paw gets better soon
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Ooooooo nasty! Bella got one of those in her paw once, but luckily the kennel lady worked on it and got it out. Hope you get that Cone off soon.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Ouch!!! That sounds like some really nasty stuff! Im glad it doesn't grow here. We hope your paw feels better very soon so you don't have to wear the cone of shame much longer.

The Whiskeratti said...

Ouch ! That sounds just awful.