Thursday, May 22, 2008

Battle Scars

Hello friends! Roxie here.

We understand that Mom was kind of stressed out on Monday night when she wrote about our little escapade. We don't know what the big deal was about. We were gonna kill that snake. He had used up his venom and we were still circling. You would have been proud of the organized attack that we were launching. There were three of us and that stupid snake could only face one of us at a time ... and we are fast! Okay, maybe not quite fast enough or we wouldn't have gotten bitten. But, hey, now we have honorable battle scars!

Here's a picture of my battle scar ...

Hmmm ... not much evidence left on my face. If you look real close, you can sort of see a bump on the right side of my muzzle.

Here's Sammy's picture. You can still see where he got bit close to his left eye.

The doggie doctor was worried the snake might have damaged Sammy's eye but the test showed that the cornea was intact. Mom is worried that he may end up losing some of the skin around his eye since the venom didn't have a lot of skin to go into so it probably saturated that area. The doggie doctor said it could happen but he used some fancy word ... necrosis. We guess we just need to wait and see.

Mom gives us our medicine twice a day. She is really tricky because she wraps each of the pills in its own clump of canned dog food. That food is so yummy, we just HAVE to eat it - which is a good thing because we probably need the medicine to get all better and we sure wouldn't take it plain!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know we are almost back to normal. We can't thank you enough for all of your support. Mom was really scared and you helped her feel better. That and us coming home!


The Brat Pack said...

Thank goodness you two are us a favor and leave the snakes alone from now on! That's soooo scary and especially it being so close to Sammy's eye. :(

Love ya,
Bear and the Brats

Sparky said...


I am SO glad you and Sammy are feeling so much better now! We've been praying for you, and I see our prayers worked. That's GRRRReat!

I bet you three really were doing a great job at attacking the snake. I can't see your scar anymore Roxie, but I do see Sammy's... I hope his heals up quickly!

Tomorrow's Friday, which means the weekend is comin'. I hope you all have a grrrrEAT one!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Roxie and Sammy!
I am so happy to hear that you two are doing well!
Sure it was scary!
I hope your mom is relaxed now!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

I have no doubt in my mind you guys would have kicked that snakes BUTT if you had been given the chance to finish the job!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Roxie and Sammy, I'm so glad to see that you doggies are ok. That nasty snake sure is mean and you're so brave to battle it.

~ Girl girl

happy said...

Hi Roxie and Sammy, so glad you are ok. Please stay away from the snakes next time. They sure are scary!


Roxie and Sammy,

The Mommy was over at DWB News when we read the news. The Mommy started crying before we made it over here. What would me and her do without our first dachsie friends. I am so glad Andy wasn't hurt and was able to comfort your Mommy while you guys was in the hospital. We are just down the road, if you or your Mommy need anything.

Our post yesterday was about angels and I think you guys was really being guarded by an angel.
Please stay away from snakes from now on. Please feel free to borrrow our guardain angels to keep protecting you.

Love and miss ya. God Bless---Mona & the Mommy too.

Peanut said...

Oh man what scars. We are so so so glad you are both okay. We hope Sammy doesn't lose any of his skin.

Balboa & Mommy said...

I am glad you two are okay and feeling better.

I don't think anymore snakes will be coming to mess with you two!!!!!

Frenchie Snorts

Ferndoggle said...

We're so glad you're OK! Mom does the same thing with our pills. We have her trained well!


Ruby Bleu said...

Thank good to see your cute faces!!! Feel better!

Lots of Licks, ruby

Ness said...

We're so happy you're home and able to blog! We prayed really hard for you and had all our dachsie cousins praying, too. We'll continue praying that Sammy's eye doesn't give him any kind of trouble.

Please stay away from snakes, though. My mom said your mom's heart wouldn't last through any more snake adventures.

We're off to do our job cuddling with mom in the recliner as she's having a bad pain day.

Dachsie hugs,

Shania and Macon

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo - the girls like scars! So do boys - so you guys are going to rock if you ever get to a Daschie meet up! I sure am glad you're okay - I just heard what happened.

blingblingnauties said...

Happy to hear that both of you are recovering...
Twister & Furby


Hi friends,

me & the Mommy are going over today to see Jody in Porter today but I can't wait to come see you guys tomorrow. As soon as I can get the lazy old Mommy out of bed (bright & early) tomorrow monring we will be on our way. I am so excited...I can't wait to see all of you.


The Army of Four said...

We're SO glad you're feeling better! You're such tough Troopers! We were awfully worried about you, though!
I don't have to get any pills. I do get cheese for some reason every night before bedtime, though. Something about "camouflage", but that doesn't make any sense! All I know is I get CHEESE!
Play bows,

Dusty Doodles said...

Doodles is really impressed with your bravery and your stealth hunting skills. I am sorry you were injured in the battle, but glad to know you are on the mend!

Chloe said...

Thank goodness you two are okay! I hadn't stopped by in awhile, and now I find out that you had a close call.

Whew! I'd steer clear of those snakes in the future.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Roxie! Sammy! ya'll were so brave and we are so happee to know your gonna be fine

Love Licks & waggin TX tails

Comet and BLU said...

We are so happy to hear that you are feeling better. Next time, get your grandpaw right away to kill the snakes.
Comet and BLU

Hana said...

Whew! We were very worried about you 2. No more snakescapades, please!