Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A FIGHT and a Birth…

When Grammy checked the phone messages after she got up Monday morning, she got a message that her son’s baby was on it’s way and they were at the hospital! She was excited, but had to do a BUNCH of things before she could go. Since she can’t drive much anymore and the hospital is over an hour’s drive away, she was going to have to wait for Robert or Papa to get home from work, anyway. 

She called Papa and told him, and he said he be home as early as he could. She had breakfast in a hurry ( didn’t want a low blood sugar incident) and then got me into my wheelchair so that I could go outside to go potty.

While we were outside, she went around front and started the water to the back so that she could get the horse’s waterers filled. We were all feeling really good. I was wandering around checking the yard out, and the pups were running around playing tag.

Grammy saw the pups jumping in and out of our empty swimming pool, trying to hint that they really would like her to fill it, so she decided to do that. She turned the hose on full and was watching the pups snap at the water as she filled the pool.

She doesn’t know what happened, and I’m not telling, but the next things she knows, Sadie and I are in another BIG fight! She yelled at Sadie who was on top of me, and I couldn’t get away because she was on top of the wheelchair. That alerted the pups, BG and Dott, who all jumped in to help me (They go after whoever Grammy yells at). 

She turned the water hose on us both, but mostly on Sadie’s face to make her let me go and back her off. She did, but by that time, I was REALLY TICKED and since she had backed into the fence and couldn’t go any further, I went after her again. Grammy turned the hose on ME and tried to grab Sadie off of me again, but we were all wet and slippery.

Mercy jumped on Sadie’s back and got her just behind her ear, wrapped her front legs around Sadie’s neck and her hind legs around her shoulders, and rode her around and around. 
Everyone else was under her, getting her legs.

Grammy reached down and grabbed the bar that goes over my shoulders from my chair just as Sadie snapped at my ear again, and she got hold of Grammy’s hand. When she realized she’d bitten Grammy, she threw herself backwards and Grammy got hold of my chair so I couldn’t go anywhere, and turned the hose on everyone else to get them off of Sadie.

Sadie was SO SORRY (according to Grammy) that she just huddled miserably by the fence. Grammy left her in the front yard, and went to shut the patio door so that all the muddy dogs didn’t get in. 

We went in, and were both shaking pretty badly by that time. I guess Grammy was pretty scared for me because of all the blood. She got a stool, and a chair, and then sat on the stool and hoisted me up into her lap and then into the chair. (She has to be careful because of her back)

Then she got a towel and put it under me and hoisted me up into the sink, using the higher chair for leverage. Then, she gave me a BATH, so she could see where I was hurt. 

She was pretty relieved to find out that I wasn’t hurt to badly. I got a cut above my eye through the skin, but not quite big enough to need a stitch, and another scratch or something in the outside edge of my eye that bled some, but quit fairly fast. Most of the blood was from some cuts/bites on my lips and mouth. They bled a lot and flung blood around all over the front of me, but weren’t serious. 

When she finished checking me out, she wrapped me in a towel and just hugged me and cried a lot. We were both still shaking. I am so sorry I made her be upset! I kept licking her and hugging her with my head.

Papa came in about then and helped carry me into the living room and put me on the couch so Grammy could disinfect and medicate all my wounds, then she went out and checked out Sadie. Apparently, her super heavy, getting ready to shed coat protected her from any damage (grumble, grumble…)

Since the weather was nice, they left Sadie in the front yard, left me in the Living Room, and put everyone else in the kitchen to where they could go outside (after checking them) and then they got cleaned up and left for the hospital.

They got there about 10 minutes before their fifteenth grandbaby was born. Robert had gone to the hospital directly from work and got there about an hour before them. Jose Evan Joseph Landin was born at 7:03 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grammy and Papa were glad that they had gotten there in time. 

Grammy’s hand hurt her to much to let her hold the baby for very long, but she did get to hold him a little when she was sitting down. They visited for a while, took pictures and then came home, put my wheelchair back together enough for me to go outside and go potty, and then we all went to bed.

Before, Robert has been home when there has been a fight, and he could pick Sadie up and haul her out, but since he is working now, and the weather has warmed up enough to be pleasant, they have decided to put Sadie in the front yard whenever Grammy is here by herself. 

Grammy is upset that it isn’t fair to Sadie, but Grammy and I are so sore all over today, that she doesn’t see any other choice at this time. 

Boo... hoo...  


Lois said...

Congrats on new grandbaby ! I am sooo sorry to hear of the other drama, hope your hand is better. I have 3 boyz, and 2 of them get into some awful confrontations, and I have some scars for trying to break them up....we all end up in a weepy, shaking mess afterwards too...

Mango said...

OC. That sounds really scary and confusing. I think you and Sadie are getting upset over the changes that are happening to you, what with your wheelie chair and all and maybe you feel a little defensive, huh. I hope you can find an arrangement that lets Sadie be inside. Maybe a time out crate. Actually, OC, given your, ahem, mobility issues, you might want to look into your own crate for relaxing in. It would be your private space where Sadie would not be able to go.


Ruby and Penny said...

Congratulations on your beautiful grandbaby.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - we're sorry you guys are fighting. All those wounds look painful.

MAXMOM said...

Heartiest congratulations on your new grandchild!!! What a lovely new family!
I'm so sorry about your ouchies, OC...hope it gets better soon! Tell mom she can have a good rest now!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Linda - the joys and sorrows of family life.

Congrats grandma of your new grandson. You must be so happy and proud.

I am sorry you're doggies fight, but I do think the best thing is to keep them separated for the time being.

Hope you and your little one heal fast.


Piappies World said...

Congratulations to your new addition in the family!

So sorry to read about the unfortunate incident. We hope that all will be ok with you and Sadie. Do take care, alright.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Anonymous said...

Yippee on your the new grandbaby! He's a Most Adorable human pup!

And gosh, OC! A fight AND a bath all in one day? That's gotta go down as one of the most horriblest days there ever was. I'm glad that both you and Grammy are okay but I know it was prolly really scary. I hopes the two of you work it out cuz it's no fun fighting with somebuddy all the time.

Wiggles & Wags,

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I believe The RH one pawed some furry good suggestions...

Khongrats on the new human puppy...


Deep breaths all!


That corgi :) said...

congrats to all with the new baby! he looks so cute! wow, Linda, 15 grandchildren, truly a blessing!

so sorry about the fight between OC and Sadie. I guess they will just not like each other. I think it is wise to keep Sadie outside in the front yard, better safe than sorry. I hope your hand feels better sooner than later; do take very good care of it!

hoping OC makes a quick recovery too


K9friend said...

Goodness! Sounds like a regular war...and poor Grammy has to bring order to the chaos! I'm glad no one was hurt too badly. Congrats on the new grandbaby!


Freya's Human said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby! I'm so sorry that you were bitten during the fight and you had to deal with the wounds. I hope you both speedy recovery!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What a sweet, sweet baby boy!
Blessings to the new little family.
Sure hope your hand will be alright Linda. Sadie and OC need to chill. My goodness what a gang when somebody gets their nose out of joint! Hope the fur settles and everyone can be happy, and agreeable again. Harmony is so sweet and unnoticed while we have it, and so missed when we don't~
Hugs to everybody~

Twix said...

Congratulations! A new baby is so much fun! But a fight is not. You two better behave or I might have to come out and visit you.

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on your grandson!
Jose Evan Joseph Landin! A big name!
I am so sorry about the fight incident!
I hope everything is going to be ok!
Please, take care
Kisses and hugs

Martha and Bailey said...

We can't see all of the pictures due to our computer gremlin but we can read the words!!!
We are reading about that fight and it was soooooo scary!
We don't like when you fight at all - and we don't care who started it you guys have to behave.
Poor Grammy, all that excitement with a new baby about to be born, having to make sure she eats so her blood sugar is OK and having to separate fighting doggies.
It is just too much!
We are glad you all sound OK and delighted about the birth of the new grandson.
Congratulations on your fifteenth grandchild - that is awesome.
Now Country Corgi's listen here - we Basset Babes order that there is to be no more scary fighting!
Take care
Martha and Bailey
The Bossy Bassets xxxx

Deborah said...

AWWW the baby is so cute! You have a lot of grandchildren, that is so nice! :) Your lucky :)
I HATE dog fights, believe me, every now and then we will have a ruckus too! OH Well, my kids no better too, if they get them all crazy then look out!!!! I try all the time to keep everyone calm, including the kids! LOL I hope your hand feels better!

Dory and the Mama said...

Congrats on your new Grandbaby!!!

How horrible to have to break up a fight between two of your furkids...We are so glad that OC wasn't badly injured!!

Dory and the Mama

ocmist said...

We really appreciate all of your comments! It's always nice to meet new commenters too, Lois and 東慶天芳

dewdana said...

Oh how scary!!! Maybe the excitement of the hose and water set things off... It sure is a good thing the hose was handy though because it sounds like that helped keep it from getting even worse. It is sad to think that Sadie will be off by herself but it would be even sadder if another fight happened and ended even worse. I know Grammy will know the best thing to do for everyone. Hope you all are healing up nicely (I am way behind so I know this happened awhile ago...). And congrats on the new bundle of Joy! Glad Mom and Baby are healthy.