Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hansel Hurt

Last night after Jeremy walked the dogs on Near Island, Hansel spooked and took off. After Jeremy searched for him for while on Near Island, he saw some people running their dog who said a dog looking like Hansel was seen across the bridge down town. Jeremy headed that direction and I called the police station from home. They said that a dog had been hit by a car down by the Kodiak Inn, and that a girl had picked him up and was bringing him to the Vet. So I called Jeremy. Jeremy then went to the Animal Clinic and met the girl, who had seen a vehicle hit Hansel but not stop. Special Quyanaa to that good samaritan (Keeley Wall) who helped our dog.

Jeremy called the Vet's emergency number and Dr. Colwell came in to check out Hansel. He was not able to stand and was favoring one leg. the X-rays showed that he had multiple pelvic fractures, but that the pelvis was still in one piece. The left back leg was dislocated, so they wrangled it back in. Hansel stayed overnight, and we just went to pick him up.

So Hansel is going to have to keep his leg bound up to his belly for the next 16 days, and is currently laying on his special bed whimpering. Poor Baby! We just can't figure out why he went straight for the bridge, and then once crossing the bridge, went straight for downtown. That is the exact opposite from what Siska would've done.

All together we are thankful that we still have our Hansel. He is going to have a tough time recovering from this very painful injury, but he will make it. He will be accepting visitors throughout the weekend.


Frank said...

poor puppy!

My Little Family: said...

Aah...poor baby. It's so hard when babies and dogs are hurt or sick because they can't tell you where it hurts.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Hansel. My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. I love you all, Faith.