Thursday, May 22, 2008

FINALLY!!!

This has been my son Zeuz for the last, are you ready, 8 months! Sadness huh? I'll tell the story for those who don't know it. My dog broke his leg when he was outside "mowing the lawn" with my husband. Spoiler alert: he did not get his leg caught in the mower, take a deep breath. However, the mower is no innocent bystander. Oh yes, he was involved. You see, when Kevin goes outside at ANY time, Zeus must then follow. He cannot STAND IT if Kevin goes out there without him. So like any responsible parent we put him on his leash in the backyard while the mower is going, JUST IN CASE. I mean, he's bitty, he would not win if the two took each other on. Zeus won't go near the thing anyway, so we never worried. Well.....his leash is long. He was on the opposite side that Kevin was mowing on, but saw something across the way apparently and took off to go and get it. All the while dragging his leash behind him. It happened so fast that Kevin didn't have time to shut off the engine before his leash was dragged under into the blades. Zeus was not even near the mower, so it could have turned out to be okay, but oh no, his leash just HAD to be wrapped around his leg. The pull of the blades on his leash snapped his poor leg in half. Probably, embarrassingly enough, the most scary day of my life. Most people would have just been sad and scared and taken him to the vet to get it fixed. I, on the other hand, exposed a crazy person to my husband that I don't think he will ever forget. I was on the verge of hysteria. Keep in mind that I cried in Hidalgo. The movie where the horse lives and wins the race, but got injured on the way. Tears were flowing. Anyways, I was just sure they were going to have to amputate his leg, or put him down, or some other procedure that Satan himself invented. I was shaking and bawling and snotting everywhere, and my husband was trying to calm me down, hold Broken Leg Zeus (who by the way was sweating, panting, crying, shaking, and cursing our names), call the vet, and get us there all at the same time. When we got there Kevin ran in with him while I had to take a minute in the car to become a somewhat sane human being. I go in there crying and I swear it should have been in a movie. You would have thought I was waiting for my child to come out of open heart surgery at Primary Childrens rather than waiting for a splint at the vet. I go up to the counter and ask where they took my dog and the lady asked which dog was mine. I looked at her like she had three heads. I was obviously appalled that she didn't know of this crisis happening in her clinic. MY DOG HAS BROKEN HIS LEG PEOPLE. So anyways, I finally find them and I'm willing to pay millions if that is what the vet would have asked for. I would have flown specialist in from different countries if that is what it would take. Hello. So to try to sum it up here, he was fine, it was a clean brake, it should have only taken 6-8 weeks to heal. But I have a stubborn A dog I guess. Because 8 months and $1600 later, he is finally healed............yeah.

12 comments:

Beth said...

Yeah Zuez finally got his cast off!!! I bet he was so happy to get that thing off. Did he have to learn how to walk again now that he doesnt have that thing on his leg? He has had it on for so long he probably was so used to it and walking on it. Yeah happy day at the Harper household!!

Heather said...

Yay for Zues!!! Oh how I remember that day. I was pretty much in tears! Good thing that cast is off, he's eaten a lot of that wrap!! "Duffy" told me about it yesterday and I told him you guys should have a party!

Ed & Lindsey said...

Hooray!! I hate pet injuries and costs! I forget how much I love my kitties until I think they are lost or sick. Anyway, this was a funny+ story. Thanks for sharing! Glad he's healed.

Calli and Mike Hayman said...

ah! i am so sad about your little doggy! i would totally freak if anything happened to Rox! I'm glad he's ok and 100% better :o)

Ashlie said...

That is the saddest thing I have ever heard. Poor little guy. I know what you mean about animals and emotions. I cried so hard when my mom put our dog down. Give him a big hug for me.

Tremayne and Dellany Higby said...

Oh munchkin! Now he is healthy enough to come roam the hills of Eagle Mountain, WOOO HOOOO!!! What a trooper that poor pup!

The Carroll Family said...

Okay, Annie, Dell told me to visit your Blog page and so for the past HOUR I swear, I have been smiling ang and boobing because you are so CUTE and I miss seeing you! SO SORRY about Zues! And WAY TO GO on the Race for the Cure! I was in one last year with my Weight Watchers group (woohoo) and walked for my Mom who is battling it now for the 5th time! Maybe Dell told you about it. Thank you and LOVE you for being involved! I read all 50 things about you and love you even more. A BIG hug and kiss from your "other-Mom-Barbara"!!!!!

KiMnRoB said...

That is so sad! I just love dogs and I totally would have freaked out the way you did. There's no shame in that! There is something to be said about people who love dogs!
Glad he's better. You're a good mom to that furball.

Steven said...

Good golly. I am nervous to see you as a mommy! (However, I have never owned a dog, so I don't know what it is like to love an animal so much.) Yipee for us and Saturday!

The Lichtie Family said...

Good golly. I am nervous to see you as a mommy! No, but for realzy I'm glad the little one is ok. My cat (yes, I had a cat..a dreadful thing) broke it's leg and the day we got the cast off, it ran away...so be glad Zeus didn't make you pay for the vet bills and run off the sec. he was better.

The Lichtie Family said...

Yes, yes, that is me posting twice. I didn't see that I was logged in as Steve.

Rachel and Brady said...

So, I know this it totally out of nowhere, but remember me? Rachel Wheatley? Long time, I know! Anyway, you know how you get bored and start clicking on other people's links on their blog and like, 3 hours later you're still reading blogs of people you haven't seen forever? Well somehow I came across yours in the process and I have to tell you your post made me laugh out loud. In fact, pretty much all of them do. So funny! I love it. Anyway, it looks like things are going well for you and I'm happy for you!