Thursday, October 15, 2015

Maggie got Fish Hooked

Trouble seems to follow Maggie where ever she goes.  
Yesterday she was chasing a squirrel. The squirrel hopped from the tree, ran across the yard and under the chain link fence headed for the woods.  Maggie tried to follow the squirrel under the fence.  Somehow - not sure how it is possible - Maggie's nose got caught on the bottom part of the fence that curls under.  This piece of wire pierced her nose like a fish hook does to a fishes mouth.

She was howling and crying so loudly is scared me.  At this point I didn't know she was stuck to the fence.  When I got to her and knelt down I was in disbelief.  I tried to push her towards the fence so I could slide the piece of wire back through her nose.  The more I pushed her, the more she pulled.  She was panicking and I couldn't calm her down.  She ended up ripping her nose right off the wire.  I couldn't determine the extent of damage because there was so much blood. It was awful!!

I had to take Maggie to an emergency vet.  They were awesome!!  They saw us right away, calmed Maggie (and me) down and took excellent care of her.  She had to stay the day to stitch up her wound.  She's wearing the 'cone of shame' until her stitches dissolve and has to take antibiotics to make sure the wound doesn't get infected.

I am hoping this will cure Maggie from trying to escape under the fence, but I am not holding my breath!


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