Dempsy's Mom Posted April 20, 2016 Share Posted April 20, 2016 (edited) I have been in a jury this week for a nasty case - so things are a bit nuttier than usual. I try to fit everything in but I am not doing a very good job. Dempsy and Elsie are jumping at the door when I arrive home and anxious to get out and run. Tonight I let them out the door before I got myself situated to go with them - once again, it wasn't but a minute - and when I walked out the door I could hear barking in the shelterbelt. I did not hurry because I assumed it was a rabbit. They were in a thicket of broken branches and rubble. I climbed my way through it and I could see a coon curled up inside an old tire. Big devil. Elsie was spurting blood from her nose so I went for her first. Took her to the tie out and went back for Dempsy. Dempsy was not giving up - crawled back in and grabbed him. As I was crawling out I saw the coon waddle over the tire and into the shelterbelt. Dempsy seems to be ok - he just looks like hell. Elsie has a chunk taken out of her mussel area and there is blood on her paw. She is limping. The smell is of blood is sickening. I have cleaned her up with a rag but I am going up now to give her a bath and I will assess her more thoroughly. You can't watch these little cairns close enough. Ok - they both got baths. Elsie's chunk was not a chunk it was a mass of clotted blood. There are teeth marks under the clot. I couldn't see them in the bathroom, but now that she is in the kitchen I can see the bite. Her nose bleed stopped. She does have a gash in between her toes, but that's probably from digging. She does have a limp, but I see nothing and feel no major injury, probably a sprain. She is now napping on the couch. Dempsy looks fine - he was just filled with dirt and mud. So all and all I would say we got out of that pretty well. I will have to see how Elsie is in the morning. Now I have an old dog sitting at the kitchen table - suppose I better feed him. I am tired and crabby tonight. Edited April 20, 2016 by Dempsy's Mom Quote Elsie, Max, Meeko & Lori Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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