|Michigan Summer 2012 l-r: Marion, Trip, Tag and me|
Happy May Day, friends.
I don't usually publish two dog posts in a week, but this week is an exception.
Yesterday, I got a phone call from my dear friend, Marion. She owns Tag's brother, Trip. He was hit by a car last Friday and suffered a broken leg and head trauma. His left back leg was broken between the ankle and knee so he was cast at the emergency vet's office on Friday evening.
Unfortunately, the cast isn't staying in place, so he's having another surgery this morning under the expert hands of his regular vet. They're going to install a "Thomas splint". My understanding is that this splint is somehow secured over his back to help keep it in place, and it will help him heal more effectively.
Although he was pretty beaten up and traumatized, he was alert at the vet's office yesterday and he has a good prognosis. I'm sure you can imagine how upset Marion and her husband are over the awful events of the day on Friday. It was a hit and run, so the person driving the car that hit him never bothered to stop.
Trip is a wonderful, sweet boy and not only a companion to Marion and Doug, but also a companion to their black Lab, Nicky. Nicky suffers with seizures and recently Trip has alerted them to the onset of Nicky's seizures before they start. He has a "different vocalization" when the event is imminent.
Handsome and I were so worried when we heard the news, but we just know that Trip is going to be alright. We're saying prayers for his complete healing, and ask that you lift a prayer or good thought with ours.
I promise I'll update you on his condition as I hear more from Marion. Accidents happen in the blink of an eye - even when we do our best to avoid them. If you have a pet, hug him or her a little tighter today.
We love you, Marion, Doug and Trip. Everything is going to be just fine. I know there will be lots of prayers for the little guy from people you don't even know. (I have great friends that way!) We'll look forward to seeing all of you very soon.
P.S. Thanks for all the cute remarks you left for Tag. JJ Pumpernickel Adams contacted Tag on Facebook yesterday and promised to hold our feet to the fire. "No more humiliating the corgi and restitution required for past offenses". (sigh) I guess we're going to have to be much more careful in the future. (I'm still giggling, though. I mean, it was funny, after all.)