Monday, September 08, 2008

Wrigley and the Bee

Earlier this evening I was on the phone with my mom giving her the low down on my day, which was a little bit of a cluster **** but I won't get into that right now. I had let Wrigley out after he ate and was sitting in the study while Wrigs was out back doing his business. I was watching him hunker down in his usual dump taking stance when out of the blue he jumped up like a rocket and started twisting and turning and what looked as though he was wrestling with himself. I told my mom that something is not right with Wrigs so I run outside as he's still flailing about like a mad man. I thought maybe he had caught a lizard and was trying to eat it but I couldn't see anything around him. Then all of the sudden he stopped and sat down and then did the "bottom walk." I got him to stand up and then slowly lifted up his tail and OH MY GOD, it was one full blown shit bath. I asked, "WRIGLEY???? WHAT DID YOU DOOOOOOO?" And then he quickly sat back down again. Then I noticed on his back, a bee stuck to his fur. Poor guy was stung by a bee while he was taking his dump!!! I flicked off the asshole bee and then rubbed Wrig's back trying to locate a stinger but couldn't find one. I hope he's not afraid to poop after this. But this gives me an idea for his Halloween costume.

So now it's a few hours later and he's been shaking his head quite a bit so I go to check on his ears. One ear is completely stuffed with brown gook yet again (just after Tom cleaned them on Saturday) and so I grab the cleanser to flush it and then some paper towels to catch the stuff that comes out. I wadded up a little paper towel and tapped around in the ear opening and found some red blood. This has me very concerned. I doubt this would be a result of the bee sting (since he was stung on his back) so tomorrow he's going in to see the doc.

I should really just have a standing appointment at my vet's office once a week because that's about what I'm averaging with these two beasts. The vet will certainly miss us when we're gone. Though maybe not Chumley...

11 comments:

Clippy Mat said...

boy, i wouldn't be able to get my breakfast down in the mornings if it wasn't for these lovely heartwarming stories of your pets and their "excretions!"
:-))
but PLEASE don't put wrigley in that bee costume. his manhood would be destroyed.
he's much more of a.......a... viking!!... yeah that's it.

Christina Shaver said...

Yowzas! All this in the middle of packing and moving? I hope Wrigley feels better soon. Bee stings suck!

Live For Today said...

Give him a benadryl tablet. It's safe for dogs and will help any allergic reaction.

Anonymous said...

The gunk in his ears and bleeding is the sign of an ear infection. Very common with dogs with floppy ears. They will give you a cleaner called oticalm or otimax and some ointment to clear up the infection.

Smileygirl said...

I gave him a benadryl this morning and I already have Otimax and an antibiotic ointment here from his last infection. So maybe I don't need to bring him in? I'll try these things today and see if he improves. Thanks for the suggestions Mindy and Anon.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Poor Wrigs! I hope he doesn't start having a pavlovian response to pooping now (wouldn't THAT be wonderful.... NOT).

Hey - I just put up the video of Diva. It's very funny. She actually REALLY liked the spicy pork rinds, but the way she eats them is "unusual", let's just say. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes just send the $$ to me and not your vet :) (just kidding).

Live For Today said...

I hear ya on the standing vet appointment...just go and work at one like I do :)

ChiTown Girl said...

ahh...welcome to my world!

As you well know, I've been dealing with Buster and his ear infections for YEARS!! It's just one more delightful little chore in my life!

Suz said...

Oh my gosh. If is it can happen, it will happen to you.
poor guy, can't even take a pooh without issues.
Your vet will miss you guys, especially the $$$$. I think I bought our vet a boat a few years back when Cocoa had back to back surgeries...

TTQ said...

poor wrigs! He has luck like mine. And our beagle gets valium and predisone sometimes when his arthritis flares up.