Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Last week at the river....

we were getting ready to go home, when a ute (utility truck) came up the track.
Speeding, actually.
SHE grabbed Dui, who loves to go with the
naughty dogs to chase trucks,
and Roxy who occasionally goes along as a spectator.
The naughty ones ran at the truck, and our
friend Kelly was with them. She doesn't usually chase things.
No one quite knows exactly what happen, but
Kelly was hit.
She screamed....a horrible sound!
The driver didn't even stop until he got up near
our group, then said oh was that a dog I hit?
He wasn't very caring, surprising as he had two dogs on the back of his truck.
Anyway, poor Kelly managed to get back to her ute,
blood pouring out of her mouth and eyes.
She didn't look good.
Ron, her owner, who will be 90 next week, though distraught
went straight to the Vet.
We followed a bit later,
Kelly was on the truck by herself.
So SHE pulled up and cuddled Kelly until Ron came out to get her.
Poor Kelly was a mess.
SHE thought it was the last time we'd see Kelly.

Her jaw was broken in three places, and she was badly concussed
with bleeding on the brain. 
The Vet managed to bolt the hinges of the jaw and bring the two sides together in the front aligning her teeth before wiring the jaw together.  She showed no signs of brain damage.
Monday, she was allowed home.  She has to be handfed but actually looks okay.

Kelly today.

Her right leg has been smashed and is the worst of her problems now.  It'll be awhile before she's back at the river.
We're so glad that Old Ron still has his Mate.


  1. I'm so sorry... and I send lots of POTP to Kelly and Ron... and even if the driver was nice, it is not good to speed when dogs are around... if he has two dogs he should know that....

  2. Gosh, what happened with Kelly is one of pawrents' nightmares. We're sending POTP to her and prayers for Ron...


  3. Oh no! We are sending you lots of AireZen and healing vibes, Kelly and huge hugs to Ron. What an awful thing to have happen.

  4. Oh no, poor Kelly. I am she survived and hope her recovery goes smoothly, quickly, and easily. Paws crossed for her!

    1. oops, left a word out - I am SO GLAD she survived and hope her recovery goes smoothly.

  5. This is terrible and so scary to have to witness. Poor Kelly! Our prayers for a speedy recovery. Sending some hugs too..... ♥♥♥

  6. Oh no, that is so shocking! Sending our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to Kelly and I Grrrrrr and BARK at the nasty peep driving too fast!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. We have our paws crossed for Kelly and hope her recovery goes well.

  8. Be careful of what you chase-you just might catch it.

  9. So Glad that she is still with Ron. Sending POTP with lots of prayers from mom.

  10. Speeding drivers. Heartfelt thoughts for Kelly and Ron.

  11. Oh Jeez Kelly we sure do hope you pull through this O.K.
    We had an incident similar in Nati reported. But the pet owners were so enraged that they beat the nineteen year old up. He was on a dirt bike and it was reported he hit the dog with intent.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Poor Kelly (and poor Ron too). Paws crossed for a good recovery. And Dui, you have our permission to chase and bite that careless driver.
    Toodle pip!

  13. Oh, how terrible. We hope Kelly gets through all of this, and his owner can be comforted too. We are so glad SHE was able to grab Dui and Roxy. Stupid driver.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  14. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh no....poor sweet Kelly we are so sorry...bless her her and Ron's. Seems to me that UTE was speeding even though he saw peeps and pups all around. Shame on him.
    Kitty kisses to Kelly next time SHE sees her
    Madi and mom

  15. Very sad circumstance! I hope that Kelly heals well!

  16. How awful for this to happen to Kelly. We are sending lots of POTP for her and hugs for her dad. We hope she will be OK and back at the river soon.
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. That sounds terrifying! Wishing Kelly a speedy recovery.

  18. Poor baby. I am glad she is all right. Praying she recovers quickly

  19. Oh nose dat are terrible!! Sending lots of Pawrayers dat Kelly heals up real fast!!

    Matt & Matilda

  20. I'm so sorry to read this! All our very best vibes for quick healing for this girl!!