Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Full Moon Fever

At least I hope that's what it is....

Just as I'm leaving for work this morning, Sherman & Penny get into a knock-down, drag out brawl. It's the first one in 2+ years. I had just given them their goodbye cookies and Penny was being Penny and spit it on the floor. Sherman, being Sherman, ran over to snatch it from her. Then all hell broke loose. And I always do the wrong thing breaking up fights. That's how I ended up with 8 stitches in my finger. I go for the collars to pull them apart. I know I'm supposed to grab the worst offender (Penny) and wheelbarrow them away from the fight. But I freak out too much to think clearly. Unfortunately, Penny wasn't wearing a collar. Fortunately Scotty heard me screaming at them and came downstairs to help me get them apart.

They were both very shaken up. Sherman has a big chunk out of the top of his head & a smaller cut on the side of his face. Penny is fine.

No real lasting effects though. They're being kind of standoffish with each other at lunchtime but I took them on a walk together after work (and they behaved wonderfully). By the end of the evening, it was one big happy family again.

I'm wondering though, if there isn't something wrong with Penny. She's been very picky about her food (more than usual anyway) and a little mopey. Maybe she's not feeling well or maybe it's just the moon.


Balboa said...

Maybe Penny doesn't want you to leave so she spits out the food hoping you will stay. Sometimes I do that, it never works though.

I hope everyone is okay. Brother and sister fights are always the worst.

Balboa :)

MaPaw said...

Occasionally siblings pick fights. The good thing is that dogs get over squabbles quickly so everything gets back to normal. Try putting an inanimate object like a chair or sofa cushion in between them to keep your arms out of harms way.

Tadpole said...

Sometimes my Mean Sister picks nasty fights with me over NOTHING. But we're small, so my girl just pulls us apart. We've never drawn blood though!

PiratesGrrl said...

Uuugh, maybe it IS the full moon. We're having the same problems here out of nowhere.

Did you have to get stitches from this fight???

Maryann (Brat Pack's Mom)

Bella said...

Perhaps it's something in the atmoshpere at the moment.
Wishing calm & relaxed doggies throughout the world.

Paw Power & love

Peanut said...

Mom says she thinks it must be in the air because Flash and I got in a fight a couple of days ago but all is well now.

Cubby said...

Fights are so scary. I'm sorry there were injuries.