Monday, December 26, 2005

Bitten by the escallator

The boxing day crowds made for a good training opportunity so off we went to watch the frantic people looking for deals. After just mentioning to Kevin how fun it was to be able to take a dog onto escallators we reached the bottom. There is a trick to handling a dog on the escallator. As you reach the bottom you and the dog start walking so their feet don't get pinched. As we found out today, it can still happen if a foot is at the wrong place at the wrong time... Cyder yelped and pulled her back leg up, blood pooling on the floor. After a quick assessment we thought we were going to have to make a trip to the emergency vet, but first we had to get her out of the building without getting blood everywhere. We grabbed a poop bag and I pulled the elastic from my hair to hold it in place. Then I went to find a worker to let them know about the blood. We carry a clean-up kit but nothing that would be able to clean up that mess.

After a quick stop to pick up supplies we went home to clean up the wound and see how bad it was. While not very nice, there was nothing an emergency vet could do that we couldn't so we cleaned it up.

What I'm looking forward to seeing is how she reacts next time she goes on an escallator. I bet that she will be just fine :)

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