Saturday, July 10, 2010

I Have a Boo Boo (and momma FREAKS OUT)

WARNING! The first part of this bloggy has some boo boo photos so scroll really fast until you see my face if you are squeamish about those sorts of things.

So this morning I am out playing in the yard as I am wont to do and all of a sudden, momma is all like, "EEEEEE! Mango! What happened to you! Oh no! You are bleeding!"

Huh? I did not feel any owies, but momma ran and got the flashy beast and took a picture of my leggie and it looked like this!

I guess I had a big icky bump that was all bloody and oozy and icky yicky. So of course momma figures it is the most horrible thing in the world and she quick makes me an appointment with the nice doctor and away we go in the mastiff mobile.

Yuh, and she did not even bring the flashy because I think she was already busy planning my memorial service in her wee little panicking at the slightest thing brain.

The vet takes one look at my large and having an oozy boo boo self and declares that she knows just what it is. Some sort of mutant blackhead infected zit alien thing seems like.

Apparently not unusual in full sized doggies such as myself who have the short hairs which can turn around and grow back in and then when I put the weight of my bottom on it to snooze it kind of mashes everything around and creates cooties.

She squeezed it and squeezed it and I ate TONS of cookies and all sorts of weird gunk and blood and whatnot came out. But the Mango was not bothered, just keep the cookies coming.

I got sent home with about 5497 antibiotics and instructions for momma.

She is supposed to put the warm compress of Epson Salts on my boo boo for five minutes three times a day. Actually, she is supposed to soak my leggie in an espson salt bath but she neglected to teach me the "stand with your leg in a bucket of water" command so the compress will have to do.

And let me tell you, five minutes is a really long time to lay still with a compress.

After the compress, she has to kind of manipulate my boo boo bump until stuff oozes out of it. We didn't get much stuff tonight, but there is always tomorrow...

Then she rubs some medicines on it. I sure hope this works because it is not much fun for the Mango.

OK, that is the end of the icky pictures.

Now, I will cleanse your viewing pallet by showing you that I am actually feeling quite fine and chipper and not at all sick despite the sore oozing bump on what the doctor most indiscreetly referred to as my hock.

I have been practicing catching nommies in the air!

Nice chompers, eh?

Got it!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. We snuck out to check on the baby robins whilst the mom and dad were off hunting for foodables and the babies were napping. Pretty cute, huh.


JD and Max said...

Hiya Mango - gosh, you're one brave doggie! An open and oozing wound on your leg and you're so macho you don't even give it a moment's thought - we are WELL impressed! (FH is saying something to us about our tendancy to exaggerate - what is she on about?!) We hope your boo-boo gets better soon - we have great faith in the medication of cheese and cookies so would urge you to keep your meds up to help you get through this!

Hey, those baby robins sure look less freaky now. FH was 'ooohing' and 'ahhhing' over them, although we're not sure we'd want to snuggle them as they still look a little bit pointy and strange to us!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

3 doxies said...

What sore? Oh I sees it now...haha, just kidding. Why do da parentals ALWAYS freak over da slightest thing? I would prescribe a good gulp of vodka fur your mom ...then everthing be aaaaaall betters...hehehe! You knows fur medicinal purposes only.parbi

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We know that your Mama was just looking out for your best interest - we would hate for that oozing to spread up your leg - and to the "real hock".

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh dear Mango, we're both in the wars. We hope your leggie heals real quick.

Noah x

Niamh said...

Poor Mango! What an icky thing. But it is good that your momma was so observant.

You should take advantage of this situation to look pathetic and get lots of cookies while your momma treats that thing. Maybe you could moan when she puts the compress on. She will feel guilty that she is hurting you and will be very generous with the treats. We would have liked to have seen you with your leg in a bucket of water and epsom salt though!

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You have to be extra careful not to get your booboo infected again. You know that your mom just loves you that's why she freaks out like that. Sending you my Golden Healing Thoughts for your infected 'zit' alien to heal quickly. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tucker said...

Oh how horrible - I thought only teenagers got zits? - Anyway That compress thing doesn't sound like much fun, it's a good thing you gets lotsa cookies.

woof - Tucker

Ludo van Doggy said...

I hope your booboo goes away! Mum would kinda like that cos she likes to get the icky out of things, makes her feel like she doing something worthwhile. heh.
Aunt Penny had one of those right behind her ear!
~lickies, Ludo

Gus said...

Mango...we thinks you need a nice chewy thing to work on while you have the compresses on your leggie. We hope it gets much better soon.

gussie and Teka

Jake of Florida said...

We know too well how moms freak out at the slightest thing. But I guess we should be grateful that they do.

You know those words to a patriotic song that go "Be kind to your fine-feather friends, etc."

Well try thinking along the lines of "Be kind to your freaking out mom..."

And enjoy those hot compresses -- cool in this weather, right?

Wirey love,


Sam and Pippen said...


That looks most awesome! Make sure you show it off to Tula when you see her next, We are sure she will be most impressed.

Sam and Pippen

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

er, well hope the alien thingme gets better soon, that looked pretty unpleasant, but hey, thank you for sharing, while we read your blog and eat our lunch...........ha ha!

No seriously, hope it goes away soon.

This post was certainly full of blood and guts.....a meaty offering indeed!


Frankie Furter said...

You should have rated this B for all the Blood and Boo Boo stuffs. Sorry you have this terrible thingy. PeeS... this is impawtant. Don't lick that compress thingy. You will have a poop shooter gone wild if you do.

Two Pitties in the City said...

I think seeing that would send me screaming and running for the flashy beast as well. I do like you catching trick. How far back can you catch?

3 doxies said...

Seriously, I was sitting in my mum's lap while commenting on your blog bout how pawrents freak out, we leave da puter and BAAAAAAAM...she sees my eye. I soooo know da freaking thing now. I am back and I haves a little message fur your mum on my blog.

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Sorry for the Mango and REALLY sorry for your Momma! Those kind of scares age us Momma types extra fast! I think along with the Rx for you your vet should've given her day passes to a spa or something, to make up for it. ;)

Sophie Brador said...

Mango! I have a weird thing on my leg too. It is a skin tag, so don't get the awesome oozies like you do, but I keep licking it and that makes mom mad. I sure wish I could come take care of you and help you catch those nommies in the air. You are so lucky. When it rains here, there are never cookies.


Ina in Alaska said...

Hope your hock is in good health soon! I had a good laugh reading Momma planning the Mango Memorial!! Momma you are so clever!! Those robins are so cute!! Stay cool! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

What a gross little owie to have on your RH leg & to think you weren't even aware of it! Poor Momma and her freak out...

I would have thought with such a serious medical problem, the VET would have admitted you to the ICU and hooked you up to IV's and machines to help you (and Momma) breathe. Instead, she wants you to stand in a bucket??? Huh? What kind of medical advice is that? I fear for your life Mango. I think I'll write a few lines just so I'm ready for that memorial service...

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, no BEASTIES emerged from the pus filled pool?

Woo do know she'll be khramming herself into that nursie giddyup of hers and making sure the limo she's arranged fur Rocky's pawty heads to Master Chew Sits after she's talked off poor Rocky's handsome Akita ears!


Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

Oh Mango... please feel better soon. Mommas to tend to worry when they babies are sick. Good job on catching treats though! That takes a bunch of coordination!

Kari in WeHo said...

eeew gross! glad it was nothing major

houndstooth said...

I say, milk it for all it's worth! Look pathetic every time you have to have compresses on your hock or take a pill and I'll bet the treats will just come floating your way!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay uh oh!!! i cannot git cooties just frum reeding this can i??? i think i am starting to feel itchy!!! ok bye

Maggie and Mitch said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwww, your booboo looks icky and quite sore, Mango! We hope the compresses and antibiotic cream do the trick for you!
Nice catch!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is one nasty looking boo boo,Mango. Glad it popped enough for Mom to spot it and get it taken care of. The only good part about that visit is the cookies - glad you got those to soothe you during the attack of the vet's paws. Hope your meds make it all better soon

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sue said...

Samba gets those sometimes and yucky stuff comes out when Mom touches them. Mom makes us stand with our foot in a pan of hot water for three loooong minutes. But boy, the treats are really worth it.

Get well soon.
Fudge and The Porties

1000 Goldens said...

Nothing says "I love you" like the willingness to squoosh yuckies out of a boo-boo. That should be a Hallmark card, no? Momma is so good to you Mango Man. We hope your owie gets better soon :)

Joe Stains said...

Dang dude, ingrown hairs are the worst. My Dad gets them on his face from shaving, have you been shaving your legs? It is ok, you can tell me! I won't tell a soul. Anywho, I hope it gets better soon because the chicks hate blemishes.

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Mango you poor big baby. You should think of a better way to get treats and attention. Feel better
Benny & Lily

Twix said...

Dude! What is going on with you and Puddles? You two just can't stay outta trouble, huh? I sure hope your leg gets better soon and you don't have to go back to the vet. I can't believe how much those babies have grown.

Wild Dingo said...

your momma is as weird as me! taking pix of the owwiees and sickies.

today we met someone who owned a "Danif!" that's a Great Dane and Mastif mix, breeded that way on PURPOSE! So just think, you and Honey could make wonderful babies!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

Cerberus said...

You are one brave Mango my friend. I would have screamed as loud as I could and thinking that I lost my leg. Us affies are something my human call a drama queen. Maybe your momma is too? Lucky you that got all that cookies though. Maybe it was worth it then? Hope you get well soon and that your Boo Boo doesn't get worse.
/Cerberus the Cool

dewdana said...

OMD Mango juices! Ick! I don't blame your momma, I would have freaked out too! Mandy is supposed to be standing in epsom salt too but I gave up... maybe I should try compress instead.
Hope it gets all better fast Mango!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Mr. Mango!!! You poor, poor thing! Are you OK!?!? I wouldn't stand with my leg in a bucket, either. Maybe that compress thing would be easier if your mom fed you hamburgers for the whole time. And French fries.
Just an idea.

Asta said...

Deew Fweind
Don't scawe me like know that my Mommi belongs to that club of hoomans who think the wowst immediately and theya we always half empty ow something. I am vewy welived that it's just n oozy yucky ouchie..lots of wowk fow you and youw Mom wif compwessing and stuff, but ultimatley no dangew to my Mango!!!
keep thos etweats coming Mango Mama
smoochie kisses
pee ess the baby wobins awe vewy vewy cute

Peanut said...

Hey Mango did you have a bump there before it exploded? We are glad it wasn't anything really bad.
My mom freaks out like that to. Just the other day I got my dewclaw stuck in a zipper pull and you should have heard her yelling. haha

Marjie said...

That's exactly what I have, dude. Try those fish oil vitamin and peanut butter sandwiches. They're pretty good, and my bumpies are greatly reduced.


Böbe said...

Hi Mango,

we hope you get well soon.

Wirey hugs

doyle and mollie said...

oh man thats one serious looking zit your momma rocks playing nursey thats true love for sure! loves and lickys just no slobbers on the zit zone!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
That sure was scary! I am sure you will be like new in no time with the care of your mom!
Good job catching treats!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

That sounds like you got yourself one Mango-sized booboo!! I sure am glad to hear that you don't feel sickies. Maybe Momma can put the salts in your pool and you can lay and soak in them like a spa!!


brooke said...

you had an ingrown hair pimple?!
glad you got lots of cookies for what you had to go through!

Lola said...

Oh, Mango. I hate, hate, hate it when my furiends have ouchies. I'm so very glad that it's not serious and that you're going to be all fine. Of course, the upside for you is that you're going to be getting more attention than Dexter until it's all better.

lotsa licks, Lola

Anonymous said...

I do not think I should ever go away from bloggie world agains. I come back and you have a weird mutant alien sack on your leggie and Puddles' eyeball is swollen shut cuz she played bitey face with a spider. Sigh. I do not know WHAT will happen if I ever go on a real vacation!

I'm Most Glad you're not feeling poorly with that thingie on your leg but please make sure you listen to your momma so that it goes away real soon.

Wiggles & Wags,

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Geez, Mango,.. that thingy looks sore! Our mom thinks if you take you pills, and your mum keeps it clean, you will be better real soon.
your pals, Morgan & Maisie


Gimme a break! A zit kept u from grad skool! U will never get the teacher's pet title. Umm we got to go off leash while tula was fenced off in the danger zone. I still had to go in there so she can sniff my butt
Bait dog

Anonymous said...



Oh No Mango!!

Your boo boo sure looks nasty. I'm so sorry you have to go through this but wow look at all the cookies you got.

Mommy and Sandra want to thank your Mom so much for the donation for Shelby's Vet care, it camed today. Mommy saw Shelby today and she looks so much better. We will be doing a new post with pictures later tonight.


Oskar said...

I'm very glad your big oozie creepie zit thing is not bothersome to your large & handsome self.

My mom person was not to keen on the procedures that you have to endure, but we are glad that you don't mind it too much.

You have very impressive toothies & the little birdies look much less threatening without their beakie-things showing!

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Hey Mango

You were brave at the Vets, but those cookies looked yummy. Hope your boo boo goes away very soon.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Pee sss. Word verification is boois! LOL

Penny and Patches said...

Mango, Mango, Mango! We know all about mommas freaking out over minor things! We hope your boo-boo is doing much better by now! We would love to see you soaking your leggie in a bucket of water, but we certainly understand why the compresses are better...for YOU at least!

Penny & Patches

Mack said...

Dang - that is one big booboo for sure!
Hope it heals up fast.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello's 'deres Big Me's!!

I's so sorry abouts yous battle wounds!!
I's glad yous got lots of cookies!!

I's thinks yous got attacked by ones of Big Adventures Birdy friends!! Yep... Uh Huh.... 'dats what happened for sures!!

Tell Big Adventures to Role wits some other peeps instead of the nerd birds!!
Hu Hu's!!

Glad yous gots yous bump pop'd!!

Later dude,
Yous little yous Anakin Man

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Aww Mango, that's disgusting! I hope you heal quickly and stop grossing out your momma.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, Mango - I can't believe something so little could cause so much trouble!!

It does look disgusting but I'm glad it doesn't seem to be hurting you much. I'm always getting nicks & cuts & blisters and things on me coz I'm so rough when I play - my human's almost used to seeing me bleeding SOMEWHERE now whenever I have a play session or go hiking with them! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oooh. Ick. And everything. Mom is pretty good about the whole oozy-pusy bloody thing; I wasn't yet a gleam in my Daddy's eye when Mr. Bufus had some mast cell tumors removed, and looked very much like Franken-Kitteh for a few weeks with big time stitched. Since Mr. Bufus didn't like the whole car thing, and since Dad did 'field dressing' (don't ask me, but he says it had something to do with his Army days) and Mom has pretended to be a nurse on occasion, they took Mr. Bufus' stitched out By Themselves. Amazingly, Mr. Bufus actually let them. And yes, Mom got pictures. Because I think my Mom and your Mom share some pus-filled, blood-oozing photography gene.... Feel better soon, big guy!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

the booker man said...

OUCHIES! i'm totally sorry you've got that icky booboo on your leggie. it looks super painful, and then the hoomans have to go and squeeze it, too?! you sure are a brave and good boy!! i hope the meddies are helpin' you feel better today and that your leggie heals ASAP!
the booker man

ocmist said...

Yeah... Parents DO tend to get freaked out at the slightest things! Grammy was a bit upset that you might be really hurt when she first saw the pics, but we explained that you weren't even bothered by it, so it must not be all that bad.

Gee, if we were there, it would be just about the right height for us to lick it for you and keep it cleaned out (OH, quit gagging, Grammy! That's the way us dogs do things!) Still, your Mommy seems to be on top of things!

We cracked up when we first read that you were practicing catching "nommies" in the air, cause WE read "MOMMIES!" and we could just picture THAT!!! LOL The CCC