We returned from our trip to reunite with our faithful amazing best puppy ever Sophie Elizabeth the Yorkie Poo Superdog. (Baby M gave her a middle name BTW and it's funny how Elizabeth happens to be her middle name too.) The reunion was wonderful, jumping puppy and lots of kisses. We missed our baby as much as she had missed us. We had left a man behind but the doggie kisses when we reunited were totally worth it.
From now on *I* have decided we are going to smuggle Sophie with us on future vacations. Seriously, how much damage can a four pound ball of fur make?
So, anyway an hour within returning home Sophie was out using the potty with the babies and my nieces when she got stung by a bee on her front paw. The kids came running in with her because she wouldn't walk on her paw and was whimpering. Upon further review, and pulling the stinger out, we realized it was a bee sting. She looked pitiful because you know it hurt! I called my friend Monica the dog expert to see how much Benadryl I could give Sophie. Or Tylenol. After dosing her up on Benadryl and lots of liver treats to wash it down she was pitiful for hours.
She was crying and whimpering which saddened us all. We babied her and took care of her all day and afternoon. (She's sleeping beside me now.) At one point I put on my baby carrier and carried her around in it. She was restless and unable to rest or use her paw. Our poor baby was hurting and all we could do was comfort her and take care of her to the best of our ability.
It was nice when the Benadryl kicked in and she's been dozing for a few hours except when we've woken her up to take her out to potty. She's walking on it now, which is a good thing. I just examined the paw and it is swollen on one of her pads where she was stung.
Wow, I didn't think I could actually type this long of a post about my dog getting stung by a bee but I did. I'm going to hush and post some pictures that I just took from my gardens just a few minutes ago.
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