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11 February 2007 @ 09:14 am
Doggy dramas  
We went to pick up Bobby, our new dog, yesterday. We were meeting in Tocumwal on the New South Wales border, about 3.5 hours from Melbourne. When we arrived and met Bob, we discovered that he'd been bitten that morning at the shelter by another dog. It had happened after we were already on the road, so they'd decided it was best to come meet us anyway. The bite was at the hip joint of his back leg and he was having trouble putting weight on his back leg. To cut a long story short, we couldn't leave Bobby once we'd met him--he's an absolute angel of a dog, quiet and brave and very well mannered. So we collected him and drove back to Melbourne. On the way, the bite started bleeding again and we drove him straight to the Animal Hospital when we arrived back in town. He didn't even yelp when the nurse examined him, though I could tell he was in a lot of pain. We had to leave him there over night to get stitched up. It was a pretty exhausting and emotional day.

This morning we're waiting to hear when we can come and pick him up--if he's out from under anaesthetic yet.

We heard that he'd been adopted once before from the shelter but that he'd been neglected by the new owner--tied in a yard on a chain with no bed or proper shelter. The rescue home got him back again, thank goodness. I'm so glad he's ours now so we can look after him properly. I can't wait to have him home to spoil him.

Anyway, now I'll be watching Smallville to kill time before we can pick Bob Bob up. (He likes 'Bob Bob' as a name--looks absurd written down, but quite cute when you say it!)
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Echo: Clark/kalstir_of_echoes on February 10th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Poor little thing. I hope he recovers quickly and enjoys his new home, it sounds like he deserves it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bop catbop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He's home now and recovering ok. He's just flopped into his basket but wants us near him.
Vicki: beautiful clarkmyownghost on February 10th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
aw, poor bob bob. i wish you all happy times together, once he comes home with you.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy glowybop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He's home now and we adore him.
Vera: missmarypotter_clexpassionl_vera01 on February 10th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
I hope Bob is ok, bop. He sounds totally huggable.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
VERY huggable! He's home now. Yay!
slinkling: puppypuppypuppyslinkling on February 10th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Poor puppy dog! I hope he feels better soon, and then we'll get to hear happy stories about Bob Bob living the sweet life with you.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
He's snuggling in his basket now. It's so hard to concentrate on anything else today!
grey: fighting agathonsgreycoupon on February 10th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
Aww... poor doggy. I'm so glad he has a great owner to spoil him now. I hope you will share some pics soon? He sounds like a sweet boy.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Boppybop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, I will, for sure! We've been snapping quite a lot of his first day home. *g*
blowjobs for jesus: paul slings&arrowskristiinthedark on February 10th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
Bob Bob! That's a great name, Boppy. Very fitting. But poor guy! I hope he's feeling better now. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, he's so cute, Kristi! He loves snuggling with us and he's flopping around in his basket now.
Dualbunny: milesprofiledualbunny on February 10th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hope he recovers quickly! :) Poor little guy--at least he has you guys now.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He seems to be doing well now and I'll have to get some photos to show you guys.
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on February 10th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
I really hope he's doing better today!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bop catbop_radar on February 10th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for listening last night! ::hugs:: I'm so relieved to have him home. I think he recognised us. He was shaking at the vet but calmed down in the car.
random_seriousrandom_serious on February 11th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Awwww. Poor Bobby. I am glad he's with you now.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on February 11th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! He's safe now and we're reassuring him that we'll always be there for him. He's doing really well now.