Monday, July 30, 2007

Woe is me; stung by a bee!


While out for my evening walkies last night, I was involved in a scary incident. I was bounding through the grass in our neighborhood park, when something small and fuzzy-looking caught my eye: a bee! Being an official Beedog, I didn’t think the bee would mind a quick game of pounce and chase. No sooner had I executed my first pounce than I felt a sharp pain in my right leg. I cried out, “I’ve been hit, I’ve been hit!” Mommy immediately rushed to my aid, scooping me up and saying, “Oh, little Poopers, did the bee sting you?!” Yes, yes, didn’t you hear me?! I’ve been hit!

I couldn’t walk because I didn’t want to put my little injured paw on the ground, so Mommy had to carry me all the way home. A man walking by said, “Oh, is she all tired out?” Never! I am a hiking dog and I can walk forever; but not with a serious injury like this! Once we got home, Mommy called Daddy, who is a paramedic, and he said we should make a poultice of baking soda and water to draw out the poison. Mommy did it, but I didn’t like it one bit. She also tried to put an icepack on me—oh, the indignity of it all!

See how sad I look in the picture, holding my injured paw up out of harm’s way? I had a nice sleep last night though, and today I am all better. I was even better enough to run errands with Mommy after work today. Hooray, I love errands!

Bye for now,

Poppy

11 comments:

poppyq said...

Hi Poppy,
I like your blog!! My name is Poppy Q and I am a nice girl pussycat. Clover may like to drop by and read about me sometime.

I bet I could take you on in a fight and win!! haha

Poppy Q

poppyq said...

Oh how rude - sorry your paw got hurt by that bee. I hope it feels better soon.

Poppy Q

Dobby said...

Oh my goodnesss how awful to be stung by a bee!!!! The pouncing and chasing part sounds fun but the hurt part does not. I am very very sorry that you gotted hurted. I am glad you have an ice mom and dad to take such good care of you, though. I hope your leg is feeling better soon.

PS I really like your big round bed. Where did you get it!?!?

Tadpole said...

Oh, what a say story! My sister got stung one and she cried for hours and hours (but she's kinda a baby). I'm so glad you're feeling better now!

ChaChi Lu said...

Ouchie! I hope your paw feels better!

~ChaChi Lu Pink Champagne

Ferndoggle said...

OUCH!! We had a bee in our HOUSE last night & I was trying to eat it. Mom squished it and said I'd bee (ha ha) in big trouble if I got stung. Now I know it's true!!!!

Sherman

Lorenza said...

Hi, Poppy.
Nice to meet you.
Sorry to hear that you got hurt by that bee. I hope your are feeling better now!
Have a nice day
Lorenza

River said...

I hope your paw is all better now Poppy - you are super cute!!

River

Tofu Burger said...

Oh Poppy! Hope your paw is all better... I hate insects blah!

You are super duper cute, and we something in common, I love errands too!! Well I love car rides :) Also, I love your blog!

Loves Me,
Tofu

lucky said...

oh poor little poppy, i hope your little leg is ok now ,i know how you feel as i got stung on my poor soft underbelly, my mummy rushed me straight to the vets and then i got stung again twice by two big needles, but i know how much my mummy loves me so i didnt mind too much arent we lucky to have two great mums? and i think you are so so cute love lucky

Momma's Chance said...

hello Poppy: my name is chance and I am 9 weeks old. I am a little guy, and my name fits me because when I was born I almost didn't make it, but my mom gave me mouth to muzzle rescue breathing and I made it.
I just got my first and hopefully my last bee sting on my right paw. It hurt and I yelped for about 20 minutes. I am going to sleep now but please write back with a suggestion for my mom to help it not hurt so much. yours, Chance in Portland, Oregon