Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Roxie and Sammy's P-update

Hello everydog! Andy here. As you know we had some excitement here last night! We cornered a snake and we were going to kill it but Mom made us stop and let Grandpaw kill it. It was a mean snake 'cause it bit Sammy and Roxie. Mom and Grandpaw took Sammy and Roxie somewhere and didn't bring them back. I was really worried because I knew they were hurting from the bite that the nasty snake did. I slept with Mom last night so she wouldn't worry so much about them.

Mom said the doctor's office called this morning and said Sammy and Roxie did just fine through the night and both of them ate, drank, peed and pooped this morning. Since they were doing so well, the doctor said Mom could pick them up in the evening.

Mom finally got home around 7:00 tonight and she had Roxie and Sammy with her! I was so happy to see my brother and sister! Roxie's face wasn't so swollen anymore but Sammy still has some swelling above his left eye where the snake bit him. Roxie got bit in her right cheek so her face was really swollen yesterday. They both still have a lot of swelling in their throats ... probably because their lymph glands are pulling all of the bad stuff out of their systems. They sure are sleeping a lot too. Mom says they are pumped full of pain killers and the doctor gave her pills to give them to keep the pain at bay. They also have some pills to keep the swelling down and some other pills to make sure they don't get an infection where the snake bit them.

I want to thank all of you for your good vibes and best wishes. I know that Sammy and Roxie are feeling so much better because of your efforts. And I know Mom feels better too.

I will let you know how things progress!



It's so good to hear your babies are ok. Hugs to all!

Dads of Beagledom

Lacy said...

w00f's all, boy me wuz skeered to hurry and read watt u said...butttt yeaaa, me iz happy sammy and roxie iz gonna b ok...dat is pawtastic...heehee next time, let snakes alone!!!

b safe,
~rocky and company~

Turbo the Sibe said...

I'm glad they are better. I will ban snakes when I'm president!

Ness said...

So happy that Roxie and Sammy are home! Will still keep them in our prayers for a full recovery.

Dachsie hugs,

Shania and Macon

Faya said...

It is a good news. You are all together again...
Kisses, Faya

Randi said...

Oh geez! I'm so glad you are all OK...angry snakes are not good playmates & I'm sure Sammy & Roxie were just saying Hi....

Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers & we are sending good vibes that all of you feel better soon...

Love & Licks,

happy said...

Oh poor Roxie and Sammy! Glad to know they are better now. Sending them healing thoughts.

Huskee Boy said...

Sorry to hear that the evil snake bit Roxie and Sammy. it's a good thing that they are getting better now.. *sending all of you great big hugs*

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear. I just read about Roxie and Sammy, they are so braved to try to keep the snake away. I hope they'll get better soon. I'll keep my paws crossed for them

~ Girl girl

Snowball said...

I just got to know about Roxie and Sammy on the DWB News and came right over. I hope the swelling has subsided by now. My thoughts are with you. Have a speedy recovery, Roxie and Sammy.


Penny & Poppy said...

We just heard about the snake and rushed over to give you lots of healing Aire-zen! We sure hope they are going to be okay! Our paws are crossed for all of you!

Poppy & Penny

Bob-kat said...

I came by to see how things are in Dachsie land and got a bit of a shock! Poor little doggies and poor Dachsies mom! I am so glad to hear that Roxie adn Sammy will be okay and wish them all the bets for a speedy recovery.

I hope things are otherwise going well with the dachsie's mom with the move and work.

Ferndoggle said...

We are SO glad your bro & sis are OK! Thanks for the update.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Peanut said...

What great news. We are so glad to hear it. Keep us updated

BenTheRotti said...

So So happy to hear that Roxie and Sammy are recovering! That must have been so terrifying! I can understand you wanting to kill the snake but it was better that Grandpa did it. Roxie and Sammy are in our thoughts and prayers for a continued good recovery and I am sending huge slobbery smoooheroooonies to you and your Mom too.

love, licks and tailwags,

Ben xxxxx

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Dachsies,

We just read about your dreadful adventure wuth the copperhead.

How scary. We do not like snakes -- especially poisonous ones.

But how fortunate that someone -- besides you -- was abe to kill it and that Roxie and Sammy are doing better.

Wirey loving and healing woofs!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Tank woo fur the good PUPdate!!


Thor said...

We're still thinking about you here!

Thor, LeeLee, Smoky, and Bandit

Ricky Pepper said...

You guys are very brave to corner a snake but it's badgers we're supposed to tackle, not snakes! My mommy's heart dropped into her feet when she read about your encounter. We are SOOOOO glad to hear you're ok! My sister Heidi ran off our porch last weekend to "play" with a german shepard mix dog that a lady was walking by our house...and he was mean & bit her...in the face. Dachshies just have no fear, do they? She's ok, but was really scared after that.

Anonymous said...

We're glad that Sammy and Roxie are doing better and are home now! We'll keep them in our thoughts!

Shawna and Laci

Summit the Super Mal said...

Whew...good job by all to get that nasty snake kilt and the bite victims to the vet before that nasty venom did more damage. I'm sure it is good to have them at home where they will receive the best care a biped can give.

I might suggest working them a bit and making sure that any pill you have to take has livergreat surrounding it.

Hope the recovery is smooth and swift.

Best wishes,
Summit the Super (I will volunteer to help them with their pills) Mal

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thank goodness! We are so glad the Aggie doctors could fix them up. Can they eat treats? We think they need lots of them!

Steve and Kat

The Brat Pack said...

We're so thankful they are ok, Copperheads are nasty snakes. :(

The Brat Pack said...

We're so thankful they are ok, Copperheads are nasty snakes. :(

Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

We are so glad to hear that Roxie and Sammy are going to be ok! What a scary thing! We all need to be on the lookout for snakes, it's that time of year!
Ozzie & Rocky

jamie said...

Glad y'all are ok! (I knew the A&M vets could help em-being an Aggie myself, I MIGHT be partial...heh)
We've seen several copperheads up here in the Denton area, so y'all watch out!!
Take care,
Jamie Sunny & Scooter

Sparky said...


I am SO glad to hear that Roxie and Sammy will be okay. Your last post gave us quite a scare! We've been praying for Roxie and Sammy.

I hope they completely recover soon. Thanks so much for keeping us updated!


Hana said...

I just read the news on the DWB blog. I am so glad your furbabies are back home. Here's to a speedy and full recovery!

The Zoo Crew said...

So relieved to read this update. Snakes are scary creatures!!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Andy!
Thanks for the update! I am sure you are happy to have Roxie and Sammy at home now! I hope they will be fully recovered soon!
Take care

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, so sorry about what happened to Roxie & Sammie. That meanie snake is bad bad bad! I hope the swelling will go down soon. Poor doggies...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I got bite by a copperhead when I was a little girl so I know exactly what Roxie and Sammy felt like. I'm so happy the vet was able to help them. Glad they are back home again.

Levi's mom

One of the pack said...

Oh we hate Copperhead season. All summer long those nasty things move around. Thank goodness TAMU docs were near, and y'all did okay. We haven't visited before, but heard you guys had a little too much adventure.

Thankfully you have a little of Witty Kitty's 9 lives thing goin' on.

Welcome back home.

The pack

Joe Stains said...

GREAT NEWS!! hooray!

Ruby Bleu said...

Yay!!!! I'm so glad Roxy & Sammy are feeling better - W00t!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Andy,
That's great news!! Glad they are home now. That sure was a close call. Don't go near those icky snakes anymore ok??
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Pippa said...

Mistress is not supporting my dogpals properly. I am so sorry I did not come by to wish you good vibes and stuff earlier.

But maybe I was doing it subconsciously because you are some of my earliest friends.

I am so pleased to hear that Sammy and Roxie are back home and ok.

I will do some good pawsome thoughts to make sure they recover superfast.

Love Pippa

Isabella said...

What great news!!! I have been worried about Roxie and Sammy. I am so happy to hear that they are home and your family is all together safe and sound.I told Emmy what happened to them and warned her she better leave snakes alone. But you know Emmy- she never listens to anyone.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Oh cutie pies we were so afraid fur ya'll and we are now so happy fur your whole family but more fur you Sammy & you Roxie that coulda been so bad

Love Licks & waggin Tx tails still praying fur you till ya'll are completely well xo

Noah the Airedale said...

We're so glad Sammy and Roxie are going to be ok. What a shock for you all. Take care.

Noah Willow Tess and Lucy