So this week both animals acquired a few pets of their own- FLEAS! I have them locked up in the garage. I scrubbed the base boards and vacuumed every inch of the house today! I booked a vet appt for something permanent and also a bug guy to get the house sprayed (we just bumped up our spray with Orkin from next Friday to this Friday). I changed all the bedding and sprinkled salt ( a home rememdy for Fleas) every where and then left it and just finished vacuuming it all up. YUCK! I have never in all my years of living with pets had to deal with such a thing. Fleas are for dirty places and dirty animals- not mine. But the vet reassures me they are common and everywhere this time of year, especially in the country.
After cleaning ALL day I finally got dressed and made it to the Vet's for a magic pill to last until their appt in two weeks. The lady was trying to figure out what to give me when Rainey fell. He busted his lip right on the corner of the table he was sitting next to. I wish I had a better camera to get a picture of it. It is pretty deep and a nice battle wound he will have to live the rest of his life. We had good timing tho. We managed to get him to the ER before most of the specialists went home for the day. The guy that is a masters in Mouth surgery was still around and able to stitch the boy up.
They strapped the boy to a papus- Not my favorite thing to see nor his. Then they froze him-his least favorite thing a needle being poked into his lip over and over again until it was puff and full of anesthetic. Then they sewed that baby up. Hopefully it won't leave too much of a scar! He got four stitches on the out side and a stitch or two inside his mouth were he put his eye tooth thru his cheek. Now all I have to do is keep the boy from playing with the ends of the string that are sticking out of his mouth and in his mouth. HA!