A Very Hard Day – Good Energy For Annie

Last night we were taking a walk around the block with Annie. We had her harness on her because she doesn’t like other dogs. She usually growls and then walks on. There were no dogs out, as usual. We walked on the next street over halfway down the street. Annie contorted and wiggled and somehow got herself out of her harness.

She immediately ran back up the street to where a very large dog always barks at her as we pass. Both my spouse and I have feet issues and I was walking with my cane. He ran as best he could to get Annie. She had her nose under the chain link fence in an instant and the dog grabbed her face and was biting and shaking her.

We were screaming. The owner came out and was screaming at her dog. We got Annie away and her face had a great deal of blood. We immediately came home and I gently washed her face. I could see lacerations. I called the vet’s office and their message machine referred me to an emergency clinic.

I called the clinic and they said they were only taking animals at death’s door. The bleeding had stopped and I figured I would have to wait until the morning. I slept by Annie all night. She woke in the morning with a swollen part on her mouth. She wasn’t interested in eating.

I called the vet and they informed me that they had no appointments until next week. I was very upset to say the least. I called around until I found a vet who would see her this morning. They got her in and I had to drop her off without contact. Luckily the vet tech asked lot of questions and I also wrote a long note explaining what I wanted looked at.

She was in surgery for over three hours. She has multiple stitches inside her mouth and on her muzzle. She looks so sad. She has pain meds and antibiotics and a cone for two weeks. She may have nerve damage. She may still lose 5 teeth. She cannot play fetch, eat hard food, or run around. This is going to be hard on her. 

I had to remove the doggie doors because she cannot go in and out of them with the cone. I will sleep on the couch with her bed nearby because she is not supposed to do the stairs. She had some soft food tonight with her meds inside. Happily she ate it all instantly.

I am not in a frame of mind to do blogging right now. I am too worried about my Annie. She is in bad shape. I shall give her all my attention and care right now.

I will miss the support and care from here.

Better times will come.


Annie Pants

49 thoughts on “A Very Hard Day – Good Energy For Annie

  1. Oh Lauren, I am SO sorry for all you are going thru. Nothing worse than seeing our Angel’s get hurt and suffer and I can’t even imagine the horror of not being able to get her care immediately. Praying she has a fast recovery and those pain meds help. Please give her a gentle kiss for me and take care of yourself too. I understand all you’re feeling and doing for your Annie.

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  2. Dear Lauren I so sorry that this has happened to Annie, it is so upsetting for you all. I am sending Annie healing Vibes and courage to you and your partner to help Annie heal. Thinking of you all 💜💜💜💜

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  3. Oh, poor Annie, and poor you, too. I’m so sorry and am sending strong get well wishes to Annie and virtual hugs to you. It’s good that she is at least able and willing to eat soft food and you get her medication into her this way. Don’t worry about not blogging – we’ll all still be here when Annie is well again.

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  4. Lauren, I am so sorry that this has happened — how difficult for all of you. Sending all good energy to Annie, you, and your spouse! I’m glad Annie is able to eat and has an appetite and hope that she recovers well.

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  5. I am glad Annie had a good night. I know yesterday was traumatic for both of you. We will all be waiting for your return. Just focus on your little girl and getting her through her recovery. Much love to both of you.

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  6. Oh Lauren, Poor Annie and poor you. I am so glad you were able to find a vet to help you. If you’re managing to get the meds inside her through her food, that is half the battle. When Maggie had the lumps removed from her face on two different occasions we gave her the anti-inflammatory and antibiotics in her dinner and noticed a difference in a couple of days. She didn’t have to wear a cone though, probably because we’re with her 24/7 so could keep a watchful eye. Thoughts and hugs are with you. We love our fur babies and feel their pain because they can’t tell us.

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      1. I understand, bless her. Lots of TLC , sleep and knowing you’re there. How many days meds have you got and when she will she have her stitches out?
        Maggie had stitches too but we were lucky in that she left them alone. She lost a tooth too so her gums were tender so we cut her food up and soaked it in warm water to soften it up.

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    1. Thanks Victoria. She is slowly healing. Her meds are keeping her not in pain. (I think). She needs supervision 24/7 because she wants the cone off. She is enjoying the constant pets and snuggles. Our fur babies are our loves for sure,


    1. Annie can’t be left alone. She keeps trying to take off her cone. She is getting lots of TLC all the time. She is learning to tell me when she wants out as we had to remove all the doggie doors. The eye infection seems to be a little better. It is hard to see her in such a state.

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  7. I hadn’t heard. I’m so sorry, but obviously Annie has great ‘parents’ who saw her through. That big dog sounds rather vicious, I hope it doesn’t do another dog such damage. I’m reassured to read (from the comments) that Annie is recovering nicely. It is good to see you back blogging too. Healing thoughts for her continued improvement!

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