Monday, March 22, 2010

A Little Drama

I believe that I may have an Academy Award winning drama queen in training on my hands.  On Saturday, we took Bunny and Blueberry up to meet my sister and her two Australian Shepards at the local baseball diamond for some running and playtime.  Even though it was pretty brisk and rainy, the dogs had a good time.

However, I started to get the feeling that it was time to start ending things when I noticed Bunny becoming reluctant to run on the sand anymore.  Somehow, the way she started to tense up and tippy toe on the sand sent a signal to my brain that it was probably time to get the leash.  In true leading lady fashion, though, Bunny put a stop to it on her own.

She walked over on the sand and then it happened.  She unleashed the greyhound scream of death and held up her front right paw. I went over to see what was wrong.  Bunny continued to cry and I ran my hands over her leg and inspected her foot.  Mr. Taleteller had arrived beside her as well and was also looking at her.  I couldn't see any blood or feel any injury.  I did see that her feet were wet, though and it was rather chilly out.  I got her leash and hoped that she'd be able to walk to the van and I would not have to carry her. 

Surprisingly, as soon as she was in the warm van, she was much better.  She hopped right on up in there and stood on all four feet.  Apparently the princess was just suffering from cold feet.  I could have handled a much subtler summons to take her highness to the van than a near heart attack inducing scream of death.  One day, I may get that on film.  No actress could hold a candle to her, that's for sure!
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  1. I've heard of Siberians able to pull off the same money scene -

    I'm furry low drama but I'm difFURent!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  2. oh no ! Cold feets !
    We never have that problem, but still glad that you're fine ;)

  3. Hey! Cold feet are no laughing matter. Apparently Miss Thing knows how to get moved into the warm van. Whatever it takes, girl.


  4. That little lady surely knows how to get her way!!

  5. Might have been a muscle cramp too. We have had greyhounds that run on sandy surfaces (or loose soil...OR muddy areas in the soil) and when they do that, they have to balance a little differently, sometimes use little muscles twisting them a tad different to keep their balance without breaking their stride. This sort of thing can cause a crap or some muscle pain.

    This just happened with Scooter (our 6 year old ghboy) on Thursday and he is fine now of course, but we heard 'the scream'.

    Another thing could be she got a small rock caught up between her pads and by the time you looked it fell out. This is a Renner thing here and he will even get a small acorn stuck between his pads occasionally and start running around holding his foot up.

    Holding their feet up due to them being cold is something I have seen...but never heard them scream over before. So you really may have an Oscar winning actress there! :)

  6. OOOPS - TYPO....CRAMP....CRAMP...CRAMP (not crap). OY! :)

  7. Woof! Woof! Mmmm I can relate having cold feet. I met 2 greyhounds this weekend at the dog park. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. She simply wanted attention! Oscar will command all the attention in the house when he doesn't feel good, while poor little Emmy will simply tough it out. And, truth be told, I love him to pieces even though he is so high maintenance!

  9. Anne / PrairieProfMarch 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    Oh, poor baby Bunny. Hope her li'l feetsies have recovered. Beth apparently twisted a leg a little bit playing at the park this morning and did a drama queen act too -- well I'm pretty sure she's OK, she's walking fine now.

  10. Ah, I had my heart in my throat for a minute! Glad it was just a case of cold feet.

  11. Oh my! I do not think I would enjoy hearing the greyhound scream of death. It sounds Most Disturbing. I am very much glad that Bunny is okay and she was just auditioning for a role in the remake of that Psycho movie.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  12. Bunny - we so hope someone warms your paws for you.
    These humans clearly have no idea that you are a Princess.
    Perhaps a little pair of sparkly slippers.
    In pink of course.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  13. Oopssss...
    it sounds very cold
    LOVE your pink jacket... :-)

    Hugs to all Kareltje =^.^=

  14. OH NO! Princess Bunny I would have done the gentlemanly thing and swept you up and carried you to the van myself you gorgeous creature.
    Why do they let your pretty paws touch the ground anyway?
    Your new not so secret crusher
    xx Major

  15. Awww, poor Bunny. In very cold weather, one of our Labs sometimes stops and holds one paw in the air, signaling the servants that the paw needs warming. One of us bipeds rubs the paw with our mittens, which almost instantly cures the terrible affliction that made the Lab unable to walk. It's nice to have such healing powers!!!

  16. Bunny, You look like a pretty princess in your pretty pink coat. Hopefully it wasn't a cramp or cold feet (but if it was) mommy put a stop to it very quickly and warmed you up! Although, I would have probably rolled in the sand...I roll in everything...LOL...we hope you are really just practicing for Hollywood!
    Much Love,

    P.S. we missed all of you very, very much! Thanks for all the love.

  17. She sure looks like a movie star in her pretty pink coat.

    The Rocky Creek Scotties

  18. OMD this is hilarious. Her pawsies got cold!!! The description was awesome. Thanks

  19. Does this mean that I know a diva hound?? Cool! Where is her entourage? :)

  20. Yes, every greyhound owner knows that familiar sound of the dreaded scream of death! Glad to hear that Bunny quickly recovered and doing just fine now :)

  21. Just found your blog and my what beautiful greyhounds you have. All of your dogs are beautiful. It looks like you have a diva on your hands. Got a diva and a tomgirl myself.

  22. A diva - hmm? does she like redheads?
    I can be a bit of a commanding fellow myself - we might just make a good team.

  23. HRH Ms. Bunny, I hope it was just a one-time thing and not Art Ritis paying a visit. I think some regular massage therapy should do the trick. ;D

  24. LOL! SUCH a drama queen! We can't have Bunny's feet getting cold, though! Good thing she let you know about it!

  25. Hi, Bunny!
    Good job letting them what you wanted!
    Kisses and hugs

  26. Bunny-

    There is nothing worse than wet feet! I would have done the same thing.



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