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Well, we had to take BOTH hounds to the ER last night... they both apparently attacked a groundhog in our yard, and the groundhog did a number on them.

Both needed stitches. 

Poor Amelia got a big gash across her muzzle, and poor Carmen managed to bite the inside of her mouth and ended up with an arterial puncture! 

Now I have 2 young ones in cones (god help me) for the next 10-14 days.

 

 


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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I have cared for groundhogs/woodchucks in my work in wildlife rehab and they are serious biters if confronted :yikes ! Sorry about the Cones of Goodness

Miss Jennie

 


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2 minutes ago, jenners said:

I have cared for groundhogs/woodchucks in my work in wildlife rehab and they are serious biters if confronted :yikes ! Sorry about the Cones of Goodness

Miss Jennie

 

Yes, they go down swinging for sure! My last 2 got into it with one and it kicked their butts too! Just not as bad. 

First time though I've been glad my husband and I are working from home now LOL

Carmen seems to have just given her will to the cone, while Amelia is determined to break it off her head. Last night she wouldn't settle down with it so she ended up sleeping on the bed with us... cone and all. Somehow it worked!

 

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Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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She may like a soft cone better, or muzzle with stool cup. Get well soon girls!:kiss2

Many, many years ago, our beagle and golden retriever half-grown puppy cornered a groundhog. The beagle was baying at it, the golden lunged in, grabbed it by the nose, two shakes, all over.


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Yikes! We have two living under the sheds, but the sheds are in a different area than our fenced yard. But this makes me nervous as Skye loves to bolt out of the door at night to go find critters to chase and bark at. 

Hope you're two heal up quickly!


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That must have been terrifying. Best healing thoughts!


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Thx for all the well wishes. 
So far they are doing as good as they can... laying around pouting. 


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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My first girl Brindle went up to a groundhog just out of curiosity, not attacking it. And it latched onto her nose. But thankfully Topaz was a hunter and she took it out. But it almost took Brindle's nose completely off. 

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1 hour ago, MP_the4pack said:

My first girl Brindle went up to a groundhog just out of curiosity, not attacking it. And it latched onto her nose. But thankfully Topaz was a hunter and she took it out. But it almost took Brindle's nose completely off. 

They are nasty little suckers!


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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Got through the 1st 24 hours... both are doing well. 

Carmen's mouth swelling has gone down and Amelia's cut is already scabbing over.

They both seem unfazed except for the cones LOL


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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That must have been scary! I'm glad the girls are healing up well.  Groundhogs are tough critters. And the only rodent that tends to get rabies.


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50 minutes ago, Jerilyn said:

That must have been scary! I'm glad the girls are healing up well.  Groundhogs are tough critters. And the only rodent that tends to get rabies.

To be safe they are getting a rabies booster shot as well. 


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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