Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Hero Mango!

Hector Wheelie here!

You might be wondering where I was on Wheelie Wednesday. Well, its a long and disturbing story, but one I need to tell.

On the evening of Wheelie Wednesday, Momma and Master took Dexter to the vet for his rabies shot. While they were gone, I thought I would give agility a try since I have been hearing so much about it. Mango helped me set up an A-Frame and I was ready to go.

I am warning you, some of you may find the following video a little too graphic for your tastes as I severely overestimated my agility talents.

(If you have trouble with the movie, try the direct link )
Now I will tell you at this point that most of the following is pieced together from what Mango told me because I was unconscious from the fall. Mango says he came running as soon as he heard me crash.

He tried to administer CPR...

Then he called 911! What a resourceful chap.

The paramedics arrived quickly and put a brace on my neck.Next I was loaded on a stretcher and whisked away.

I had to be airlifted to the Tufts Emergency Clinic which fortunately has a special Wheelie unit (actually, I fit in the helicopter quite nicely, but Mango insisted on staying by my side, and, well...)

I was rushed into an examining room and poor Mango was left alone in the waiting room, not knowing if I was going to make it or not.

Finally the doctor came out and explained that I had broken both legs so badly that I would spend the rest of my life in a wheelie wheelie chair..... UNLESS, Mango consented to let me undergo experimental surgery that involved replacing the bones in my legs with this...

Tough choice for the big guy, and he needed to give it a good think.

How well Mango knows me because he said that Hector would rather try and fail than not try at all and he told the doctor to proceed with the surgery.

I had to be prepped with the laughie gas.

Here is the surgeon fitting me for my implants.

And finally they were ready to begin.It lasted a long time, but, was a success! Afterwards, our only recourse for transport home was by ambulance since everybody else was still at the vet. Fortunately, we were able to find an ambulance with a sun roof.

We arrived home and Mango immediately tucked me into bed. Its not as bad as it looks. I have some bumps and bruises and of course my legs are in casts, but I have plenty of drugs so I'm not feeling any pain.

Unfortunately, no sooner did I lie down than I had to pee (must have been all those IV fluids). My super duper Mango made a sling for me to help me out into the yard.
Back inside, Mango spoon fed me chicken soup to make me feel better (I didn't have the heart to tell him that a slotted spoon was probably not the best choice).

So, after some rehab, I will be good as new and of course Mango is my super hero because without him I wouldn't be here to tell this story!

Hector Wheelie over and out!

P.S. Once I get these bandages off, you can bet I'll be back at the agility again! Get back on the horse I say.


Amber-Mae said...

Hector, you should have asked advice from your fellow Agility friends 1st before you decide to try it yourself. Agility can be a little dangerous sometimes & accidents do happen. However, I have not seen any dog in my life, leaping across an A-Frame before. Hector, you went too fast! You should have slowed down at the tip of the A-Frame before descending. Hehehe...Sorry can't help but laughing becoz it was just sooo ridiculously funny! Well anyway glad there was help & you're all sorta fixed. I hope you'll have a speedy recovery. With Mango around, you should have no problem getting well soon.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lorenza said...

Hi, Hector!
Sure it was dangerous! Glad Mango was there to help you!
I am sure you will be fully recovered soon!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

THat was so scary Hector. Good thing Mango was there to look after you. I hope you recover soon

~ Girl girl

Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG, it's very early here and if mom doesn't silence her laughter, she's going to wake dad up! You are such a character, Hector! You should feel very fortunate that you didn't break your neck! Thank goD Mango was there to help you out!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Hector, you're so lucky that Mango was home on that dreadful day. He is truly a dog amongst dogs, a true hero. Don't let this near tragedy stop you from succeeding in becoming the first wheelie to concure agility. We know you can do it especially with Mango's help.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mack said...

OMD, thank goodness you are alright Hector.

That surgery looked so frightening.
But Mango was with you all along.

I saw my mom laughing her head off while reading this post, I don't know what her problem is.
I have to admit I shed more than one tear.

Biggie-Z said...

Hector, I don't think you're supposed to rev up and take the A-Frame like you're a plane about to take off! But I'm glad you are on the mend, and also that Mango was there to take care of you. (But did he put you up to it?)

My mom thinks this is the funniest post ever, but I don't see what's very fun about this. We all like to play rough but this looked a little too rough!


Deetz said...

Mango Man you saved the day for sure. I bet your mum and dad were a little upset with Hector for doing something so dangerous while they were gone. My Mum says all you Wheelie Wednesday should get together and write childrens books called Wheelie Wednesay volume 1 and so on, and you would make millions and trillions and maybe share some of your fortunes with

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh's still wipin' the tears away...I don't know what she found soooo funny in this tragic misadventure, but she's rollin' on the

Wear a helmet!!!
The site of Mango being dragged by a helicopter was too much....

The site of the anesthesia "machine" being a cone and a turkey baster put Mumsie over the edge even further....

I'm so glad the hospital has a "Wheelie Unit" sounds like you might be there fairly frequently....

Hector, I can't even type anymore cuz I have to go and get Mumsie to stop laughin' before she wakes Daddy up.....

I'll be back....

Candi said...

Aww poor Hector, luck you have Mango to look after you, he certainly looks like he loves you lots.

Next time if you have any bright ideas remember to ask one of your doggie friends for advice. Rest up now....take care.

lots of licks


Penny & Poppy said...

Oh, poor Hector! That was a dangerous stunt...very funny, but dangerous none the less! Thanks to Mango, you will now be not only a Wheelie, but a bionic wheelie! Please tell Mango that we hope he had a very happy barkday! We're sorry we missed it...our personal secretary has been too busy with our dad and tree roots (and working) to read very many bloggies this week! Sorry big guy! Have a pawsome weekend!

Poppy & Penny

Sophie Brador said...

Well, I don't even know what to say other than, it's a damn good thing Mango had that stretcher.


Joe Stains said...

omdog, I cannot even believe the horror I felt as I saw you flying through the air. It was as if you were in slow motion! the crash was terrifying to watch. Thank dog you have a wheely specialist so close by! Mango was a dream come true.

Willow the Black Dale said...

Hi Mango. I heard about Wheelie Wednesday and I had to come read about Hectors adventure. My mawmie was laughing so hard the rest of the house had to see what was going on. You really did save the day Mango.
Anyway, I just wanted to drop by and say hi.
Willow the black dale

Joe Stains said...

we nominated this for post of the month over at the bone zone!

Asta said...

What an owdeal!!!, but what a gweat HEWO ManGO is!!!!I always knew that guy had a heawt of gold, and wesouwsful too..with his love and nuwsing you will be fine!!!
I must say, you awe one tuff and bwave little guy, but aftew all you awe a tewwiew..I hope you and Mango can come to Austwalia next weekend fow Willow and Puttew's pawty.
get some west bof of desewve it! and a big smoochie kiss to Mango Yeah!!!!!
love Asta and Myrna

Patience-please said...

Bravooooooo!!! Mango to the rescue!!! Thank dawg dawg dawg that was a super powerful chopper!!!
For some reason the servant is rolling on the floor in fetal position wheezing for breath with tears running down her face laughing and peeing her pants.
Humans. go figure.

wags from the whippets

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Hector,
What a tragic ordeal you've been through. Our pals Scruffy & Lacie told us about you. We just loved your post & Mango is so adorable! We really liked the operating photos as we live with Dr. Snitchybug, the stuffie fixer, hehehehe. Why don't you join all of us that post on Wheely Wednesday?? You can copy the 2 graphics on our blog that we made up if you like. We're glad we visited your blog & look forward to reading more about you & the boys. Have a great weekend.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Amici said...

Whew, that was an adventure. I tried not to laugh but you wrote it well and the pics were quite catching. We hope you get better soon. Great job fixing Hector up Mango!

Agatha and Archie said...

HECTOR........Agatha screamed when she saw you crash and then she jumped up(before reading the rest of the post) and said she had to run and get PL2's stethescope(she is a nurse) but PL2 had just read the post and couldn't breathe because she was laughing so hard so she had to help her......Love A+A(glad you are feeling better)

Chef said...

If you hadn't been so badly hurt, this was the funniest thing I've read in a long time, Hectorboy!

Luckily Mangoman was there to get you through your misadventure. Seeing him hanging from the helicopter had my Mama laughing so hard. A masterpiece posting.

Sure hope you're healed by now and don't go trying that agility stuff without a couple of lessons first, OK Hector?

Get well slurps.

xoxo Chef

Peanut said...

Hector we are so glad Mango was there to help you out.

Deefor said...

You really took good care of Hector. I was amazed. With all his injuries. I hope he gets better. I was laughing and crying.


Deefor said...

At first I thought you had made him into a lamp.


Saint Lover said...

This has to be the single most hysterical post I have ever read! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Now I know why it was nominated on DWB.

Your pictures are to die for... thanks for the laugh!

MJ's doghouse said...

wow my man mango are a super hero to me too...i am so happy you saved hectors life...i can hardly stand being so far away from you that I cant give you a big slobbery kiss...sorry i havent been blogging mother has been busy she says...and she doesnt like me drooling on her new sorry..and i love you mango man...

Stanley said...

WHOA, man!

I have been missing out on all of the drama and excitement! I'm glad you're going to be able to wheel yourself around on your own two legs, Hector! Thank doG that Mango was there to save your life!

Mango, you're amazing. By any chance did you also get a job flipping burgers somewhere, or is that your nursing cap?

Goober love & smooches,

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

wow .. what history...
is an adventure...
congratulation to the nomination in DWB
a big hug

The Army of Four said...

Ha roo roo roo! This is one of the best posts I've seen in a long time! I just voted for you in the DWB poll! Good luck!
Play bows,
PS: I used to wear that same collar!


We do agility but never knew it could be so dangerous for wheelies!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Congratulations for winning post of the month, Hector! You're a movie star already in our book!

Love ya lots,
Maggie & Mitch

Barbara said...

Moma Hera: WE are SO PROUD. Who would have thought that one of my pups would be a HERO.

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

This is so cute and well deserving of the post of the month.

Levi's mom

Petey said...

WOW! That was even better than the finale of Grey's Anatomy! It had everything - adventure, drama, pathos...if only Mango had fallen in love with a cute intern. Ahhh, McMango. Our hero!

Your pal,


Cassie said...

Made us all lol & bol!!