Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Roxie and Sammy Need Your Prayers

Hello all. This is Mary ... or Mom as the dachsies call me. I know we haven't blogged in quite a while. Between the new job, sharing a house with a 20-something boy who loves my Internet connection (so he uses it) and getting used to a laptop, it just seems easier to do something else. But tonight I need you guys. Around 8:45 this evening, the dachsies were circling something so I went to investigate and found a very angry snake! Fortunately (since the 20-something boy has gone home for the summer) my parents were here and Dad killed the snake. We watched the dogs and Sammy's face started to swell. We rushed him to the Texas A&M University Small Animal Clinic Emergency Room. (For those who don't know, A&M has a highly respected veterinary school.) While my dad and I were there with Sammy, my mom called to say Roxie's face was swelling. So we rushed back to the house and made another trip to the ER. Roxie and Sammy are staying overnight for observation. We took the (dead) snake with us and it was a copperhead. While not the most poisonous snake, it is a viper and it's venom can kill. Anyway, please take a moment to say a short prayer for Roxie and Sammy to get through this crisis. It's 1:04 AM right now and I still don't know if I'll be able to sleep. I feel better knowing they are in good hands and our friends are wishing them well.

I'll keep you posted. Thank you to all of you.


Ferndoggle said...

Oh my goodness! How awful. We will be sending lots of good vibes and saying prayers for Sammy & Roxie. Hang in there Mary and keep us posted.

(Sherman, Penny & Lola too)

Comet and BLU said...

What scary news! We are sending positive thoughts to Roxie and Sammy. We hope they fully and quickly recover from the snake bite.
Comet and BLU

The Brat Pack said...

Oh Mary! You must be so worried. We're thinking about you all and sending good vibes. Please let us know asap.

Maryann & The Brats

The Zoo Crew said...

Oh my.....how very scary! Please let us all know how Roxie and Sammy are doing. We'll be thinking of you all.

Lucy Lu and crew (and their mama too)

The Army of Four said...

Oh, no! How scary! We will certainly say prayers for Roxie and Sammy - and will put the woo out to all our friends, too!
They are in good hands at A&M! We're sure they're getting the BEST of care and will be home soon, happy and healthy!
Please keep us posted!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

The Ao4 sent me !

Paws khrossed AND lots of Sibe Vibes being sent from PA -


D'Azul Siberian said...

The AO4 sent us too. Paws crossed from all 17 siberians and the one visiting schnauzer.

D'Azul, where Siberians rule.

Thor said...

The Army of Four sent us as well! Sibe vibes and Lab licks from two Sibes and two Labradors in Arizona!

Thor, Lita, Smoky, and Bandit

Summit the Super Mal said...

Fingers and paws crossed here in Iowa for your babies. What brave pups!! I'm sure they thought they were protecting everyone. The AO4 have a lot of troops to call on for healing vibes. We are glad to add ours to wish them a quick and full recovery.

The Iowa Crew:
Denali, Kiana, Echo, Kaynh and Summit the Super (I'd be happy to dig the hole for that nasty ol' snake) Mal

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! We're thinking of your four legged kiddo's here in WI! We hope everything works out for the best!

Jamie, Shawna and Laci

Maddie & Frankie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Postive vibes that you will be home soon and all healed up.

Frankie & Maddie

Ness said...

Oh my beloved friends. Our mom told us about Sammy and Roxie and we are praying for a full recovery. Mom even lit a candle for them. She just loves y'all so much. Please update when you can. And she is a passionate hater of snakes after some close encounters(one wrapped around her telephone in the basement and when she answered the phone-SURPRISE! She freaked.)

Dachsie hugs,

Shania, Macon, Brandy, Katie and Molly(yes we called our dachsie cousins to pray as well)

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Mary, we are sending Sibe Vibes to Sammy and Roxie. I bet they will be better soon. Our dad graduated from A&M and says its the best so we're sure they will fix the Dashies right up! That would have been very scary though! Our mom probably would have died since she can't even look at a snake on TV. Good thing you were brave!

Steve and Kat

The Army of Four said...

Any p-updates on Sammy and Roxie? We hope you have good news to share soon.
Our pals Thunder, Dakota and Phantom send their best, too!
Tail wags,

Turbo the Sibe said...

We are thinking positive thoughts!

The Daily Echo said...

What a nightmare! We are sending Sibe Vibes and will keep you all in our prayers.

Peanut said...

Oh my all our thoughts are going out to you all. Let us know how they are doing as soon as you can.

Maddox said...

Sibe vibes from us, too--our next door neighbors are rescued Doxies and we love making the bark!

Your two babies are definitely in good hands--the Aggies will do all they can, I know.

We hope to see a post soon that they are doing better!

Maddox and Shelby Woo

Isabella said...

Oh no! I just came by your blog to say hi to the kids and am shocked to read such scary news about Roxie and Sammy. I've got my toes and feet crossed and sending good thoughts their way. Be well, sweet Dachsie Kids!

Ruby Bleu said...

I am sending lots of love and licks your way!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby & Michele

Jackson said...

Hey pals, I'm keeping everything crossed for Roxie & Sammy. Will be thinking of you. J x

Shmoo said...

Paws crossed here for a complete recovery!


Bama said...

Another pack of A04 troopers here, sending our sibe-vibes and saying our prayers for a full and speedy recovery. I'm sure it's crazy right now, but please keep us posted when you can.
Snooter smooches to them both.
Bama, Chili, Cracker & Mikki
The River Hill Pack

Anonymous said...

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about the dachsies. I will keep them in my prayers. Please keep us posted when you get a few minutes.

Maggie & Mitch said...

We're sending major AireZen for Roxie and Sammy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

FleasGang said...

Wishing you guys a speedy recovery! And glad that nasty snake got his just do.

The FleasGang

Lacy said...

w00f's Andy,Sammy and Roxie, ouchee, snakes iz shure skeerey..glad they rushed u to er and new watt kinda snake it wuz..we whure hopes u get well fast, i am shure u iz in good hands at the texas a&m vet school..me has u in me thots a prayers for a verwy speedy recovery..

b safe and git well,
~rocky and company~

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh Mary,
This is just awful! We will be praying for both of your babies to recover. Mean rotten snake, no wonder Mama doesn't let us touch the ones in our yard. Please keep us posted, we'll be thinking of you tonight.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mary!
I have my paws crossed (and my mom too!) for Roxie and Sammy. I am sure they will be recovered soon!
Kisses and hugs

jamie said...

We;ll sure pray for your babies.With Aggie vets, I'm sure they will do fine.
keep the faith!
Jamie, Sunny and Scooter

Helios said...

Oh dear! What a horrible snake! I'll keep my paws, eyes and everything else crossed that Sammy and Roxie will get well soon!

The Brat Pack said...

We're just checking back in to see how the kiddos are.

Love ya,
M & The Brats

Joe Stains said...

We are sending healing vibes!!!

Sparky said...

Oh no! Roxy and Sammy, I hope you'll be okay! You're both in my prayers... I really, really hope you'll get better! Keep us updated...


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

We are sending all our pawsitive thoughts your way - stay strong Roxie & Sammy, we know you can get through this.

Mary - big hugs to you - we are thinking of you.

Please keep us updated.


Opy, Greg, Brooke & Charlie

Anonymous said...

Puppy kisses! You are definitely in our thoughts!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We just stopped by to check for an update. I hope you have good news to post!

Steve and Kat's mom