Tuesday, November 15, 2016

We're back...

after being abandoned and incarcerated for 5 days!

We nearly ripped her jeans off we were so excited to be released!

 Actually, we don't mind the kennel, but don't want HER to know.
We love home best.

This time, Bella had a sore on her foot when we arrived.
SHE had been treating it and deciding on a  visit to the dreaded vet,
but didn't get around to it....knowing that Debbie at the kennel,
who breeds, shows, judges dogs
as well as runs the Puppy Preschool
would probably know what it was.
She did.
Diagnosed a grass seed, worked all weekend on Bella,
and presented HER with the offending seed.
 Here it is between an American quarter and Australian 5c coin
for scale.

We call this arrow grass, because it burrows in the skin and can travel through the body.
SHE is very good at checking our fur after a run in the bush,
but missed this one.
Debbie's had several encounters with these little buggers and knew exactly what to do.......without any charge!
We love Debbie.


  1. That's great Debbie was able to work her magic and get that awful grass seed out.
    They are horrible things that cause all kinds of soreness.
    Elliot and Cricket x

  2. Thank goodness for Ms. Debbie. We call them horsetails here in the U.S
    Lily & Edward

  3. Welcome back, and well done clever Debbie!

  4. thank goodness for Ms Debbie - he saved Ms Bella :)

  5. That Debbie did a good job!!! Glad you are home, now it must be almost time to get off to the river.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  6. WE give Miss Debbie 8 paws up fur getting that Grass Seed outta Bella's Paw. Our furend in Manilla, NSW says those are terrible thingys.
    OMD we are SOOOOOOO happy that you have been RELEASED... and are now HOME... NOW... you can get back to seeing that SHE is SUFFER from a BIG CASE of GUILT fur leaving you.

  7. Fortunately those burrowing seeds aren't in my area. On the west coast I think they are called foxtails.

  8. Debbie is one smart lady. And no expensive fees. Glad everyone is home safe

  9. Glad to hear you survived your incarceration. Sounds like Miss Debbie is a keeper.

  10. Here, we call them "foxtails". You need better birds to eat those seeds before they become a problem.

  11. yay for Debbie and for HER coming home
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. Yes, we call them foxtails, too. Mom once had a sibe who got one in her paw and it travelled up to her wrist. She had to have surgicals!!!


  13. Owie...we're glad Debbie to help and even more glad you're back!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. We hear those grasses can really be nasty. Bless Debbie!

  15. WOW!!!! You brought half the field back in your paw Bella!!!! So glad Debbie managed to extract that nasty thingy (I usually get them stuck in my ears, the penalty fur having droopy down ears!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  16. that evil grass stuff! I had the same beast in my paws once too and the mama dragged me to the vet man...it was horrible, for me and for her wallet. Next time I will go to your Debbie too :o) Hugs to her :o)

  17. Well I hope SHE came home with a bag full of "I'm sorry" and treats.
    Bella oh my cats that was in your sweet Scottie paw. It looks very mean and I know it hurt. Yay for Debbie.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  18. That's the sort of evil thing that works its way into ears !

  19. Well done Miss Debbie and so glad that evil grass seed is out. We hate those things..and thistle seeds. Good to know you three are home again too :-) Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  20. Oh, I HATES THOSE! They are called 'Foxtails' here, and Ma's angel Annie had to have surgery to get one out of her paw! Ma is very diligent now abouts checkin' for those! YEA Miss Debbie!
    Ruby ♥