Janice rushed in waking me up this morning saying the dog was covered in blood! It took me a moment to register what she was saying and figure out she was speaking of Cassidy. I asked what happened and she didn't know of course.
My mind went to the heart worm treatment and I asked if she was coughing up blood in my fog of sleep. She said no and so we rushed out to the living room.
She was indeed COVERED in blood. I saw the bark collar I'd put on her at bedtime and my mind raced. I got her out of the crate and could not tell where the blood was coming from. I put her in the tub and started rinsing, while calling my other rescue folks to loop them in...I totally should have waited, but was still not fully "with it" Her foot was bleeding profusely, though I thought it was 2 feet. I took her outside determined she'd be going to the vet as I continued to try and reach folks...Walking in the wet grass and after having been cleaned I saw the problem. She tore her toenail! I have NEVER seen a dog bleed that much from a toe nail injury!
It was agreed I'd drop her at said friends house and pick her up after work so off we went. This girl walks to work and said she got many stares and someone tailed her as she walked a bloody Cassidy down the street. She was fine with the treatment and was bandaged up and oh so happy to see me at the end of the day.
Don't ya know she got the damn bandage off before we even got home! She then hung out and "helped" me mow the lawn. May we all wake to peace in the morning!