Monday, August 21, 2017

Why Is It Always Dee Dee?

We all knew kids growing up who seemed to always have issues - broken bones, stitches, head stuck between the banisters... (OK, that last one was my twin brother, actually, all of them were - sorry Joel). On Red Head, it's Dee Dee. Today she did it again.

The morning was spent trying everything we could to fix her problem onboard and finally giving up and going to the vet.

Of course, "going to the vet" is a bit more complicated when you are 2 miles from shore on a mooring ball. First, we had to put her on the dinghy for the ride to the Castine Town Dock.

Then I had to borrow a friend's car (thank you, Bente!) and drive a half hour to Maine Coast Veterinary Hospital in Blue Hill, Maine. There she was whisked in for her emergency procedure.

So what did our little girl do this time?

She got one of the marrow bones her dad gave her and Dylan as a treat this morning wedged behind her canines. A sedative by the vet, a little manipulation, and it was off. Mom had to wait an hour for the sedative to wear off and then we did the whole travel thing in reverse.

She's still a bit dopey and even slept through lunchtime. Something I'm pretty sure Dylan has never done.

On the bright side, she is the star of the Maine Coast Veterinary Hospital Facebook page today...

For now, our little princess is taking it easy. Of course, I'm pretty sure if I offered her the same bone tomorrow, she'd grab it!


Sheila and Bill Corbett said...

Nice white teeth! Probably from chewing on bones.

Scott said...

Glad it wasn't worse. Interesting tidbit...we realized, after the fact, that we anchored near your boat behind Sheep's island Wed. night of last week. We were in the Seaward 25 sailboat along with friends in a Sirius 23. Had a great time cruising Penobscot bay for a couple of weeks. Currently back at work in central NY.