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15 January 2011 @ 01:16 pm
furkids are just as troublesome as human kids  
Last night we discovered one of the pups (who I've dubbed Trekkie because of the white patch on his neck looks like a Trek emblem) has a very swollen neck. We believe its due to the pup getting his head stuck between the bars on the x-pen we've been keeping the pups and Molly in to keep the other dogs out and the puppies in.

How do kids (of whatever species) manage to do that?!! The bars are only like an inch apart.

The swelling doesn't seem to be hindering his head movements, its not sensitive to the touch (meaning he doesn't make hurty noises when I touched the swelling), and its not restricting him from feeding. And he's just as much of a wiggle worm as his brothers and sisters who have decided to figure out how to push open the pen (it hasn't been latched so Molly can get in and out to use the bathroom and get food/water, or just a break from the furkids) and take off around S' bedroom and fall asleep behind the door.

We're hoping that the cause is due to him getting his head stuck but considering that the event happened a few days ago it makes it makes us worried that it might be something else and there's no money for a vet visit to have it checked out and eliminate 'puppy strangles' (and that name sounds so freaking horrible).

HH has been actually taking over S' bedroom because the pups' squeaking had been keeping S awake, but last night HH came to me about to tear her hair out and said 'they're driving me freaking crazy!'. You see the pups have decided to graduate from squeaking to growling and itty bitty barks when they're awake.

I have no sympathy. See me with no sympathy? I've done my time as midnight doggy nanny and I refuse to help deal with it. *ignores the fact that I check on the pups several times a night when they sound like they're getting sat on by their momma*

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allie_sheppard: Farscape John with gunallie_sheppard on January 16th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Animals manage to squeeze into the tiniest of spaces... when I was looking after my cousin's rabbit it managed to hide in the gap between the wall and a closet.

And my neighbour once had a sheep that kept getting its head stuck in the fence, no matter how often someone had to come and pull it out.