This weekend wasn’t the best. Mainly because Malcolm got into trouble yet again. Even though he’s only a year and a half, Malcolm has experienced more things than most. Bad things, unfortunately. While we were living in Scotland and hanging out on a beach near the North Sea, he decided to lick a jellyfish. It caused a horrible allergic reaction and he was foaming from the mouth, lethargic, confused and basically unable to move. I was almost positive he would die but luckily we got him to the emergency vet in time. While we were living in Arizona, he gobbled up a fajita with onions. Again, I was afraid for his life, but we made it to the emergency vet and he was given fluids and medication.
This time Malcolm experienced a snake bite.
I was walking both of the dogs alone because B was on a call for his MBA program, and it was dark out. As I was trying to get Ollie to go potty in the grass I heard Malcolm yelping and felt him trying to rip the leash out of my hands. I looked over and he was almost out of his collar because he was whipping around so hard. I went over to look at what had ahold of his leg and it was a snake. A big, fat snake that was brown with black splotches. Now, I don’t know my snakes so of course I thought he was done for. I ran inside crying, B got off his call and we ran to the emergency vet.
Of course Malcolm would find the only snake in the entire apartment complex… of course.
Anyway, even though our poor dog was limping around, the vet told us that he would be fine because it didn’t seem like the snake was venomous. Apparently venomous snake leave massive, bleeding puncture wounds and the area swells immediately. Then the dog is paralyzed and usually dies within 20 minutes to an hour… if enough venom is injected, that is. Perfect.
Needless to say, I am now paranoid. And I hate Florida’s many critters.
So, this weekend was spent hanging with our fur children, trying out Influenster products, cooking and trying new beers, and staying away from snakes. Oh, and I met with Lisette (Northern Belle Diaries) at the dog park and got a cute new ring from Amy Cornwell. Yay!