Sunday, June 03, 2007

The road to recovery

Thank you to all of our good DWB buddies for all of the good thoughts & vibes! We are so lucky to have such a great group of folks looking out for us.

Sherman is doing a lot better. He looks ridiculous (I've been calling him Cyclops), but his wound is healing nicely. I've found 2 or 3 more spots on his head where what I thought was dried blood, has scabbed up.

But he's back to his old cheery least with me.

Penny's leg is fine. She was limping a lot on Friday & but after a dose of pain meds, she was running around the yard on Saturday morning. The tooth holes have closed and are just little scabs now. Today is the first day she's acting normal around me. She's been very standoffish.

Sherman & Penny didn't acknowledge each other for 36 hours. They are now tolerating one another, although he growls at her anytime she approaches me. Not to worry, he's not getting away with that. I get up & move and ignore him when he starts...that's the crap that got him in trouble in the first place.

They have never been good buddies. They fought constantly for the first 6 months and at least once a month for another 6 months. They got to the point where they tolerate each other. And we had no fights for at least 2 years. Sherman's always been the instigator...Penny puts up with a lot. Usually it's over food (Kongs, bullies, marrow bones, dropped cookies) & Sherman is a real PITA. But when she decides enough is enough...she does not back down. It was a pretty even match before and usually ended without any bloodshed. But he's getting older, and slower and more grouchy and he can't back up what he could before.

So, in this case, he started a fight he couldn't finish. This was not Penny's fault...she was defending herself. And he just won't get into his stubborn little head that she's not gonna be the first to wave the white flag...ever. Hopefully, he'll figure it out soon!

Thank you again to everyone for all of the support! It means more than you know!


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Woo! I am glad that everyone in the house are doing much better! This is good news!!!

P.S. Sherman's head looks much better today.

Joe Stains said...

awe sherman looks a LOT better, we are glad everyone is feeling better.

Ruby Bleu said...

Mom and I are so happy Sherman & Penny are doing better...we were worried. I hope Lola is being a good little sister and taking care of them both.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Balboa said...

I'm glad everyone is feeling better, we were really worried about all you guys on Jackman Ave.

I'll check back again, Have a good night.

Frenchie Snorts

tadpole said...

Mr. Sherman's head looks loads better, thankfully! I'm glad everyone calmed down (pretty well...) and are tolerating each other. :-)

Reina the Doxie said...

Good to hear that they are doing better!
Hope they can love one another!


Sparky said...

Oh no!!!! I missed all the action - but I hope everyone is OK and getting along.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends.
I am so glad that Sherman and Penny are doing better. My mom and I were worried for you. How is Lola?
Have a good night

fig said...

Oh you guys - you shouldn't scare you mom and dad like that! I'm glad everyone is okay though!

Boo said...

thank DOGness sherman is still one handsome chap. after his hair grows back, he sure will be looking as handsome as ever. but luckily he couldn't see the pink stitches as mention the other day or he'll get mad again. :)

wet wet licks


MJ's doghouse said...

my two kitties..they fight tool..well poshton smacks zippy up side teh head and zippy runs...but no injuries so far...i sure hope everything stays quiet for a bit...all you can do is love us pups eh....have a quiet week..

PiratesGrrl said...

We're glad to hear things are getting back closer to normal. (cause is it ever REALLY normal!?!) Sherman's head looks much better and that's good news Penny is getting around ok.

The Brat Pack

Huskee's Maid said...

Sherman's wound looks much better now. Hope it will heal up nicely. He looks very macho and manly with a scar on his forehead! Glad to know that Penny's doing well too. How's Lola holding up? Send our regards to Scott too.. hope his finger has healed. May peace reign over your household from now on!!

Oscar Airedale said...

Yes Sherman, your head looks loads better.

Hopefully they may have both scared each other a bit this time and realised fighting is not a good idea!

Oscar x

Stanley said...

Hey guys!

Now that I have more of the back story I'm sorry I asked some of the questions I did earlier.

Glad to hear you'll at least get a good looking scar out of this, Sherm. Penny, we love you! Lola, stay your sweet self.

Goob love,

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Yikes ! I leave for a week - and look what happens ! I told you all to behave whilst I was away !

I hope that you are all doing okay - and we are sending lots of love and licks your way.

Hugs to your mum and dad too - that must have been very frightening for them :(


Katherine and Pippa, said...

Aw, poor old Sherman.

Got a soft spot for old dogs that think they are still young.

And Boxers can be so feisty (we had one....)

Glad everything is improving. Phew.

Kate & Pippa

FleasGang said...

Wooh! Right between the eyes. Doggie fights are scary. Glad everyone seems to be getting along again. Must have been the dog days of summer that triggered it.

The FleasGang

Amber-Mae said...

I'm glad you're healing Sherman!!! Are you guys getting along with each other yet? Hope so...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

PerfectTosca said...

Holy Cannoli! That must have been quite a ruckus! I'm glad things have calmed down of at Jackman Ave.

Simba said...

Looking a lot better there. Hope you all stay friends now.

Simba xx

Marvin The Dog said...

so glad things have settled down, phew! your blog is like a soap opera, we are tuning in every day just to keep up with developments!

love to Lola ! and Sherman and Penny, but specially to Lola !

Lisa said...

Owie on all counts! I'm glad it wasn't any worse, like damage to an eye or worse damage to the humans.

Most of my family grew up south of your location in Greene County (Clarksville, Dry Tavern, Rices Landing, Carmichaels - little coal towns). I'll be up there for a family reunion in August.

Sparky said...

I'm glad you're all doin' better!


wally said...

Hey guys! Glad you're doing (and looking) much better. Sherman, you and I have much in common, though I've never actually gotten into a fight I can be a PITA, too.


Tofu Burger said...

oh wow...Franken Sherman looks much better, almost as if he is pretty proud of his battle scars. Sending pawsitive good healing thoughts vibes your way.


Chilli the Dog said...

Hiya all!

I'm glad you're healing well. I hope you all will learn that fighting is a

Continue to live in peace with each other okay.

Wet wet licks


Duke & Gidget said...

Good to hear you're all doing better. And hopefully the ego bruises will be all better soon too!

~Pug Hugs~

Jackson said...

Hey pals, sooooo glad to hear you're all on the mend. J x

Anonymous said...

Cyclopse or not Sherman, you are still a handsome king of the castle!

Get well fast...........

Orion said...

Mom's computer wasn't working, so I didn't know that Sherman and Penny got hurt. I'm so glad that everyone is feeling better and healing up nicely. I'll send a lot of good vibes your way, especially since Penny is feeling kind of icky. She'll be better in no time! =)

Take care!