February 3, 2013

Lexie

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I decided to take a quick drive across the Ringling Bridge to Bird Key Park last week after work. It was a gorgeous evening on Sarasota Bay, but this adorable goldendoodle (golden retriever-poodle mix) was only interested in the water. More specifically, something submerged. After staring at the bay with a concerned look for a moment or two, she plunged her head...

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  ...and emerged sopping wet proudly clutching this prize: a moss covered rock. She had her human trained well.   He would toss the rock just far enough into the bay to make it fun yet challenging to fetch it. (That's the golden retriever in her shining through.)  They were visiting from Atlanta and really enjoying the area. But, the story doesn't end there.  Somehow, Lexie cut her rear leg while frollicking, perhaps on a cluster of barnacles.  Although she seemed oblivious to it, the open wound was bleeding enough to cause her humans concern.  They thought it would be a good idea to have a veterinarian check it out.   I suggested a terrific 24-hour clinic on the other side of town, but naturally, couldn't remember the name of it...or the exact road it's on.  I drove off hoping they would find a good clinic and that Lexie would be okay. Well, imagine my surprise when I received an email from her human, Ken, the next day informing me that (somehow) they found the clinic I recommended -- and Lexie ended up needing four stitches.  The vet, he said, was wonderful.  How nice and considerate to email me!  Lexie is now wearing a cone temporarily.  Poor girl.  Here's to a speedy recovery, Lexie,  and a healthy future full of chasing rocks, quite possibly in Sarasota.   

16 comments:

Andy said...

These are two fun photos with a happy ending for the dog.

SFlaGuy said...

I have so little time to blog these days but with stories like these I keep returning to yours.

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Michelle said...

Nice that the story ended well! Lexie is a beauty!

Brian King said...

Awesome shots!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Adorable!!!

Lowell said...

Kudos to you for knowing where to send them to have Lexie treated. We had a golden and they are very special dogs. A bit of Poodle couldn't hurt 'em.

Jack said...

All is well that ends well. Glad that fine dog will be good as new.

Jocie Z ROCK said...

i am SURE you must have sent them your fabulous pictures of LEXIE- they will love them forever!!!!

Kay said...

Great shots! Don't tell my (equally adorable) black lab, but I've got a little doggie crush on Lexie. I'm glad you were able to send her people in the right direction.

LONDONLULU said...

So sweet! Both the outcome, the email, and the fact you could help them out! Lovely post and story.

TheChieftess said...

Fun!!! Our Kelly...(you know, the one with the big brown eyes!!!)...would love to play with Lexie!!! She also chases rocks!!!

Doodah6 said...

Hi there! This is Lexie's mom. She is one goofy girl, but we
love her to pieces. She handled the stitches really well, and as a matter of fact, got them out this morning (Tuesday). Yay! I don't think she knew she had cut herself when it happened, and she never let them slow her down. Thank you, Jan, for taking such fun pictures and pointing us in the right directions for a clinic. We all fell in love with Sarasota, and are already planning on coming back next year. Bird Key or bust!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely story SRQ, adore the image of Lexie emerging triumphantly with her prize, love a story with a happy ending.

Kate said...

We have a grand dog named Lexie and would also be concerned for her under the same circumstances. Owners were lucky to have you there to give them some help.

Gunn said...

Fun and a happy catch for both the dog and the photographer!:)