Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Farmer down

Gibson stepped onto something sharp while racing around the farm today and sliced open his paw. So he is stuck wearing a bandage and not allowed to do the usual shenanigans he is used to. No activity plus a tender foot makes Gibson somewhat bummed out. He doesn't bounce off the walls when he is hurt, he doesn't jump at windows to "try to work". He does this. He looks pathetic and mopes around like a teenager who just started reading about Nihilism and listening to The Smiths at the same time.

He'll be okay. If he needs stitching we'll go to the vet and I'll figure out how to budget it. But I don't run to the vet right away anymore, certainly not when it comes to wear and tear. This tear probably just needs time, regular cleaning out, and has the side effect of a bum dog. But I'd rather have a bum dog than an infected one. Send Gibby your well wishes! I'll let him know through ear scratches and an extra egg in his kibble tonight.

32 Comments:

Blogger allison davis said...

awwww poor puppy!

June 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Robin Follette said...

Oh Gibson. Sending ear scratches from me and sympathy whines from Sebastian, Scooter and Ava.

June 17, 2014 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger barbsbirds13 said...

So sorry for Gibson's mishap. I wish him quick and complete healing. Pets and ear scratches are nice.

June 17, 2014 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger barbsbirds13 said...

So sorry for Gibson's mishap. I wish him quick and complete healing. Pets and ear scratches are nice.

June 17, 2014 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Ohiofarmgirl said...

our Zander has gotten several paw pad cuts - what a bummer!! my vet tech pal told me to keep it cleaned out and, as you know, restricted activity. the easiest way we figured out how to wash his big paws was to use a quart yogurt container with soapy water - then give a dip and swish in clean water. then we put a sock on his paw to go out. he made very sad faces too. hope Gibs is up and around soon!
:-)

June 17, 2014 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

Get well soon Big G!

June 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Poor Gibson. Hope he is better tomorrow.

June 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Miss Sandra said...

Awww...poor Gibson. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

June 17, 2014 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Westfarm Goat Mom said...

Lavender oil and tea tree oil are both good for treating cuts. Both are good for preventing infection (along with regular cleaning). I use these oils on my goats all the time.

June 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Westfarm Goat Mom said...

Lavender oil and tea tree oil are both good for treating cuts. Both are good for preventing infection (along with regular cleaning). I use these oils on my goats all the time.

June 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Westfarm Goat Mom said...

Lavender oil and tea tree oil are both good for treating cuts. They help prevent infections (along with regular cleaning. I use these oil on my goats whenever one gets injured.

June 17, 2014 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger emcr1229 said...

Poor baby. Sending love and healing thoughts (and hopefully no vet visit)

June 18, 2014 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Cat H said...

Oh Gibby! Feel better good boy. Annie, make sure to let Gibson lay in front of the fan ok? Don't be a fan hog.

June 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Victoria Nidetch said...

Get better Gibson, sending hugs and kisses.

June 18, 2014 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

He is healing up, limping more than yesterday... I am not letting him do much outside, so he is being emo again. But I'm hoping he starts napping and heals up a bit, at least scabs over the slice.

June 18, 2014 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Thanks all for the kind wishes, I really like the yogurt tip!

June 18, 2014 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Z Asha said...

Gah! I'm sorry for the poor fella! Speedy recovery, Gibson!

June 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Alli R said...

"like a teenager who just started reading about Nihilism and listening to The Smiths at the same time"

hahaha that's amazing..

poor guy hope he heals up quickly!

June 18, 2014 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger sarah e blog said...

ride that boy around the wheel barrow for chores..extra truck rides maybe

June 18, 2014 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

Poor guy! If you don't already have some, Vetericyn it might be a good 28$ investment. It can be used on all the farm animals too. We've used it on our dogs, chickens, and when the horse got a scratch on his eye. Hope Mr. Gibs starts feeling better soon!

June 18, 2014 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Yarrow could help it heal and will stop bleeding if it continues to open up. From a fellow "bouncing of the woods outdoor dog" owner

June 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Yarrow could help it heal and will stop bleeding if it continues to open up. From a fellow "bouncing of the woods outdoor dog" owner

June 18, 2014 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Triple K Farm said...

Vet wrap & duck tape. My dog cut his pad in half!! I kept it wrapped & put ointment on it & it healed fine on its own. good luck!

June 18, 2014 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Hey Jenna, I'm a small animal vet that reads your blog. Don't ask me about the goats or pigs but if you ever need advice on the small animal side (dogs and cats mostly) you can email me. No charge for my opinions.

June 18, 2014 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Weez said...

Ah Gibson, we're all sorry for your paw owie. Love Elizabeth, Weez, and dogs of CoyoteCrow Farm. Zelda, Tanner and Frankie (said dogs of farm) will be thinking of you (they know you from your frequent smell) as we go camping this weekend with our beloved former Church Youth Group Reunion Camping trip! Heal swiftly!

June 18, 2014 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

If it is the pad, they won't stitch it any way. A great old fashioned treatment is Epsom salts soak. Of course time heals all wounds. Hope you don't need him to herd wayward sheep.

June 18, 2014 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Well wishes for good healing!

June 18, 2014 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger sandalfoot said...

Hope Gibson is good again very soon. Interesting that my Max the same day began recovery from a mast cell tumor removal. Our dogs. Our animals. Our world.

June 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Lone Pine Farm said...

Get better, Gibson! Wishing you a speedy and restful recovery, from our empathetic pooch (cracked pads suck too!) and myself!

June 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Lone Pine Farm said...

Get better, Gibson! Wishing you a speedy and restful recovery, from our empathetic pooch (cracked pads suck too!) and myself!

June 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

Feel better Gibson...iodine and blue coat have helped Charlie and Jewel heal up many times.

June 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Liz Witter said...

Vetricyn, as mentioned already, and "silver lining" herb poultice :) I've yet to find any wound that this combination can't heal rapidly. It's really amazing. If you haven't tried any silver lining stuff, I really really recommend it! (used on chickens, horses, dogs, cats, and humans)

June 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM  

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