I Broke The Dog

Well, that was quite a weekend. Yes, I puppy sat. Yes, I broke the dog. Really.

Little Kendall Kay® came over to spend the weekend with Abby and I, while her mommy, Jennyanydots, took a canoe trip with her hubby. It was all set up to be a perfect weekend. Playing with the puppies, getting some extra sleep, going to the Chiefs game, and getting some housework and yardwork done.


Friday night Abby and Kendall played for hours. They are SO in love. It was very cute, and they were crazy. Kendall kept running around in circles, and Abby would chase her, then they’d wrestle around and lick each other for a while, and Kendall would take off running again.

Here is a shot of Kendall before the incident:

This was loads of fun until about 11:30 Friday night, Kendall ran through the legs of one of my barstools. Abby followed her, but Abby was way to big to fit, so the barstool went flying. I thought it had missed Kendall, so I didn’t pay much attention. Kendall went the corner and laid down, and Abby walked to the other end of the room and laid down. It was the first time they’d stopped playing since I got home from work.

Eventually, I decided to try and entice Kendall to play some more, so I offered her a treat… and she didn’t care. She just kept laying there. So then, I got a bit worried. I helped her stand up, and she wouldn’t put her front paw on the ground. She held it up, and looked at me so sadly, as if to say “Uncle Incredipete, my paw hurts really bad…”

Of course, I freaked, and since it wasn’t even my dog, I doubly freaked. I took her through the worst rainstorm I’ve ever seen (we got 7 inches of rain in just over 4 hours) to the emergency vet. They examined her and told me it was probably nothing. Well, I don’t know much about dogs, but I’m not leaving until I have proof that the dog is ok, so I made them do an x-ray.

Of course, I was smart to ask for one, because Kendall’s paw had a little fractured bone. They splinted her up and then I became a victim of armed robbery at the cashier’s window (they actually have a guy named “Vinny” that wears dark shades and a trench coat, and points a gun at your face that works the cashier window). I finally gave them enough money (in the form of what we here in Kansas like to call a “Bad Check”) and they allowed me to leave, with the puppy. With orders to keep her inactive for 2 days.

Here is a picture of Kendall after the incident:

That meant the logistics of dogsitting got a whole lot more tricky. I couldn’t have her and Abby in the same room, because they went nuts around each other. So I took care of one, then the other. Back and forth… It was very emotionally draining, trying to give them both the attention they needed.

When I went to the Chiefs game on Saturday, Jennyanydots finally called me and I told her my tale of irresponsibility and begged her forgiveness. I went the extra mile with the emergency vet in hopes that Jenny will give me another chance in the future to watch little Kendall.

When I got home after the game, Kendall had made a pile in her kennel, and then apparently rolled around in it, and smeared it all over the cage. She was frantically trying to get out of the stinky stinky cage. I took her out (holding her at arm’s length) and took her directly to the bathtub. She had a cast, so I had to hand wash her with washclothes rather than filling up the tub. It was exciting… Then I locked her in my bedroom while I took her kennel outside to hose it down. I had to run a load of laundry with her towels and stuffed toys, and finally got her put to bed.

Sunday, Jenny and her hubby picked up Kendall, and everything seemed to be ok. Abby was glad to have me all to herself again. My friend SB was in town, and I hadn’t seen her in several weeks, so we went to a movie, which by the way, was pretty retarded.

I-robot was the film. It started out with some promise, even though the robots were pretty fake looking. It looked like it was going to be a good action film, and then it suddenly and without warning turned into a social commentary on the evils of mankind. I wanted to gag. If you’re one of those blockheads that think the only thing wrong with the world is human beings, then you would love this movie. Otherwise, save your money.

That’s it…

  19 comments for “I Broke The Dog

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Okay, what do I have to do to be a member of the “Puppy Club?”

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: sassykk I am soo ashamed of myself for laughing at your bad weekend. Okay, not THAT ashamed. And yes I believe that the vet didn’t think it was anything to worry about… stay tuned to sassykk cause you just inspired and entry that will prove that if you don’t have blood spewing from your anus and eyes, most Doc’s think you are just fine.Oh and cheer up- Dogs love you no matter how much of an ass your are…LOL

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Plop Phizz See, you *were* holding out on Jackie. I’ll bet you got at least *two* other sentence, or sentence fragments, that you could still muster up as well. Okay, maybe one…fragment, that is. — P.P.

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Slap me and call me Suzy.

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie oh.

  6. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Yup.

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie That’s all you could come up with?

  8. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Sounds like we need to patent the “Puppy Club”…

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie That puppy is the sweetest, cutest, sorriest, thing I have seen in a long time. Sorry your weekend was effed up. Get happy dammit! HRT you freak–it’s just like you to break a kid. hee hee. At least now we know what mind set your in when you say “just a little tip from your UNCLE HRT”.

  10. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jennyanydots Thanks for clarifying that! 🙂 The forgiveness has already been granted. We actually weren’t upset about it at all. We feel lucky to have someone give our darling Kendall K. such loving care all weekend. Plus, the cast doesn’t seem to be bothering her too much. She uses it as a bat to fight with our other pup, Harley D. She’ll probably be sad when it comes off!

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy How diligent of you Incredipeter. Now if only you would show some of the same when it comes to your “to do” list, I would be too happy. :0) Good thing I am a patient individual huh?

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete And the other famous words of Forrest Gump: “Jenny is like a box of chocolates… everybody gets a piece.”

  13. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Awww man dude, that was messed up. But believe me I know how horrible you feel when someone trusts you with their “kid” and you can’t give the “kid” back to in the same shape you received them. That sucks dude.

  14. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete What’s funny is that when Jenny got Kendall back home, their other dog Harley started hopping around on 3 legs. Apparently dogs will indeed fake an injury for sympathy or out of jealousy.

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Plop Phizz I’m really surprised you had to convince the vets to doublecheck it. I mean, what do they think? The dog is faking the injury for sympathy? I don’t think puppy brains work in the diabolical ways human brains do. That seems like a lot of cast for a broken paw, maybe the vet just like making dogs look goofy. I’m glad the cast helps but pets always look funny to me in human-things like casts or tiny party hats (whereas I look like da bomb in *my* tiny party hat). And the pet expression conveys a very primitive understanding of “Hey, are these people trying to make me look goofy?”…or not. — P.P.

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea OMFG, she is the cutest little monkey. The cast looks like it’s going to swallow her whole body. I’m sorry about your frazzling weekend, but I’m sure jennyanydots will forgive you. They are kids after all.

  17. maf
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: maf look at that wee pupper! man. Incredipetey…you’ve had a week! i’m sorry – but you’re a good man to take him on to the dr…and you know it was an accident – if it was on purpose they’d call it an on purpose..

  18. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: warcrygirl Awww, poor little Kendall! I don’t think she’d be mad with you, after all, it was an accident. And you did take her to the vet, etc. If I had a dog that wouldn’t maul you, I’d leave him with you…

  19. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT How’s that for good timing?

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