Monday, 7 June 2010

Alfie

I have had to take Alfie to the vets.  His little toenail had grown to such an extent that it had curled back into his paw pad.  I feel so guilty for not noticing earlier, he must have been in such pain and didn't utter a word of complaint.  The vet gave him a painkiller jab and some anti-biotics just to make sure it didn't get infected.  Once the jab kicked in Alfie went mad, like he had been given a whole new lease of life.  It is just as bad having dogs as it is kids, along with the love and fun, they also cause you worry, guilt and money!

7 comments:

Janys said...

Poor little mite. That must have been so painful for him. I hear all my doggy owner friends say the same thing about their sentiments for the 4 legged friends. If nothing else they don't answer back or get lippy like the two legged species.

Fran said...

And they don't stay out all night and then lay in bed all day!!!!! x

Janys said...

Now is that the 4 legged or 2 legged version you're talking about?
:)

Elizabeth V. said...

He looks like a very sweet canine. Hope Alfie's back to normal now. I had a big Bouvier des Flandres dog in Canada with black nails, and I was terrified about cutting them. I learned to do a little bit at a time and to do it often, so I wouldn't cut into the quick. He put up with it, in spite of my ineptitude, like a real gentleman.

bowiechick said...

My cat Tobi is totally accident prone and I am constantly checking him for wounds that may get infected or abscessed. (happened twice costing $600 a pop). Still they are great company and worth it. I am OK thanks for visiting Fran!

VallyP said...

Oh my, how I know what you mean here. My Sindi costs me a fortune in stress, anxiety and concern, not to mention money...lol. I do hope Alfie's toenail has now recovered, although it is amazing what painkillers can do!

Fran said...

He's absolutely fine now thanks. Certainly hasn't stopped him chasing a ball!