Tuesday, January 1, 2013

So you wanna rumble?

Sometimes there's never a dull moment around here. And when something bad happens, it'll always be at the most inconvenient time. Take yesterday for example, it's 6:00 PM and pretty much everyone is going or has gone home to be with family and friends for their New Year's celebrations.

Well, at 6:01 PM, Owen and Jetta decide they've had enough of each other 
and it's a full on fight.

Result? Well, mom and dad get to take Jetta (who appears to have gotten the worst of it) 
to our local animal emergency hospital.

While waiting for Jetta to be seen, my mom and dad are sitting in the corner listening to the chirpy and too upbeat receptionist ask multiple people whether they want their pet's ashes back or an imprint of their paw. My dad's pretty horrified and retreats to the farthest corner

Finally, Jetta is ushered in and the nice vet examines Jetta and locates a puncture wound below the left eye, another puncture wound on his left front leg and three lacerations inside Jetta's right ear.

Jetta's battle damage is listed as minor and the vet believes that Jetta should heal quickly without any lasting issues. He's given a short course of pain killers and antibiotics and my dad is given a bill. Owen appears to have no punctures nor is he showing any signs of injury but my dad will take both combatants in to their regular clinic tomorrow.  

Oh, by the way, my dad called Sunshade's mom before driving down to the emergency clinic and Sunshade was attacked shortly afterward by a small dog, so they went to an emergency clinic too. Sunshade suffered some lacerations to her eye muscle but no (thank goodness) damage to her cornea. My dad hopes it wasn't his "bad karma". 

So what did you do on New Year's Eve?


  1. Fortunately our New Year's Eve involved no canine fisticuffs. Hope things turn out well.

  2. Howdy Sam, well all we can say is "snap" cause me and Rory had a little altercation ourselves!!! Mum goes outside to get our bowls and I (Stella) always run around like a nutcase. Well, mum pushes me outta the way (so actually it's her fault!) I bump Rory and we both start barking and growling and biting. Butt! We did not bite hard and there was no injuries except for where mum banged us both with the food bowls, sigh. Then to top it off, she didn't feed us till about two hours later! She's a hard nut for sure. We reckon she'd make a good prison guard :-(
    Oh and 30 seconds later, we were smooching and wagging our tails at the door wanting to come inside. Needless to say we stood outside for quite a while. We thought it was good to get mum's blood pumping to help work off all the excess food she has been eating! There's never any thanks in this house!

    Anyhoo, Happy New Year mates! Hope it is a healthy happy and non fighting kinda year! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  3. It's a new year and everything bad is behind us, right, guys?!
    We're sending lots of AireZen your way, Jetta.
    Lucky you to get to meet up with Sunshade. Too bad that it wasn't for happier circumstances.
    Happy New Year to all of you!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  4. do you think that maybe the 13 in 2013 isn't so lucky? Glad it wasn't too serious though

  5. Hey Sam!
    Wow, I'm glad you weren't involved in any of this mayhem! Sorry to hear about the excitement and I hope the rest of 2013 is much better for everyone. Maybe they just had to get this all over with and out of the way early.
    Happy 2013 to your whole pack!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  6. Wow good job it wasn't you Sam, I had a cit under my eye, when this fat Lab attacked me at play group,or should I say Fight Club..BOL Love the wheels, super cool,you just need a go faster stripe and your well away :) Happy new year to you all, sorry wez a bit late :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Oh no, those boys did not! And on NYE? Good timing! I'm so glad to hear that it was just minor injuries. It was a very memorable NYE for both Jetta and Sunshade, that's for sure. Poor pups!

    Happy 2013!

  8. We are sorry to hear about your little squabble. Glad everyone is okay and going to recover just fine. We did nothing that exciting New Years Eve. BOL Sniffs, The HoundDogs