And the culprit revealed...Hi there Friends; it's me Coco The Princess! After almost one year, i think its time that i let my mommy have just one chance to blog for herself ( hope you don't mind). As you can see from yesterdays pictures something not so pleasant happened yesterday. So here she is...the person in charge of the oh so yummy Coco Cookies in my cookie jar (drum roll please)...My Mommy!
I had a horribly long day and had just finished cooking dinner. Coco is a VERY good girl and has learned to sit in her bed in the living room while my fiance and I eat at the dinner table. Truffle and Godiva on the other hand are not quite so well behaved yet so while we eat, i put the puppies in the kitchen (this is where their food, water, bed and weeble pad are).
As some of you might be aware, truffle has this annoying habit of shredding her weeble pad and playing with the floof cotton as if it were the best thing since cookies were invented. She knows that this is not allowed but finds any opportunity to do it when not enough bitter-apple is on the pad and no one is looking. Anyway, back to the story...
My finace went into the kitchen to get me something to drink and all of a sudden i heard the most horrible screams. I swear it sounded like someone was trying to rip out one of the puppies nails and it was as loud as a car alarm (about the same high pitch too)
When i went into the kitchen to see what was going on, there was my fiance standing about 4 feet from Truffle with the most horrified panic struck look on his face and there was truffle...
Are you ready for this...
She had nibbled a hole through the center of the pee pad and her head was completely in this hole surrounded by all the cotton floof that she loves to play with. However, when she saw my fiance, she knew that she was not supposed to be doing what she was doing and she panicked and couldn't get her head out of the hole. n Because I put the weeble pad in a frame (to help prevent her from destroying them, it held the pad pretty securely in place so every time she tried to lift her head up (instead of out of the hole she had dug) it pulled her head back down to the floor.
from her thrashing and screaming in panic, she caused herself some boo-boo's around her schnoozle on both sides and a bloody nose.
My fiance like many people was panic stricken by the screaming little car alarm that was half embedded in the weeble pad with little drops of blood around her face (he almost fainted).
I immediately dropped to my knees and pulled truffle out and held her close to me while she quivered, shook like a leaf and whimpered; talkedg softly to her andwas telling her that she was ok and that i loved her until she calmed down. Meanwhile, my fiance just stood by with eyes like saucers shaking ( he was just as scared as Truffle).
A ew times Truffle blew hard out of her nose like a forced sneeze and both times blood sprayed onto my hand, arm and shirt. I was so scared inside, I wanted to panic but i knew that i had to stay calm.
I gently cleaned her little muzzle and nose and noticed that it was swollen so i wrapped the ice pack in a paper towel and used it to reduce the swelling on the side of her nose. On the right side of her nose it was really swollen and on the left side there was a little scratch from her pawing at her face trying to escape the evil weeble pad that attacked her.
Here is a picture of the right side of Truffle's nose and muzzle that was swollen and really red:Here is a picture of the front of her schnoozle where you can also see the redness and swelling: I kept the girls separated for the rest of the evening and Truffle seemed to go back to her normal hyper puppy self after about an hour or two but i kept them separated anyway to avoid any further accidents or rough housing that could possibly result in more injury.
Today you wouldn't even notice that Truffle had a boo-boo on her schnoozle yesterday. Shes running, jumping and playing like normal. there is no more swelling and and everything looks great. Here are a couple of pictures i took about 5 minutes ago of her so that you all can see that she is doing better:I think Truffle learned her lesson about not chewing on her weeble pad that is in the frame... so today, instead of chewing on hers, she tore up coco's instead! Go figure...you just have to love them :)
I would like to thank all of you for your support. If i could hug and kiss each and every one of you i would. You are all such wonderful friends. Reading all of your blogs makes my heart happy.
Belly rubs & back scratches,