Cas saves owner from Scorpian
Posted by FoxFire farms on November 13, 2009, 8:10 am
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Hero FF Goldie Monday, 11/2/09, 4:02 AM
CASSA Goldie is My Heroine yet againSunday, October 18, 2009 3:08 AMFrom: "ktfayth" View contact detailsTo: USACAS@yahoogroups.com
Tonight around 10:30 Goldie was barking at the back door in support of Fi and Spanky who are outside on nightwatch.
I got tired of the noise inside and so called her to come over to me where I was lying on the couch in the family room watching T.V. I keep the couch covered with blankets so that the dust that comes into the house doesn't ruin it.
She came toward me and then stopped and stared down toward the bottom of the blanket where it was unfortunately dragging on the floor. She slowly walked forward and poked at the blanket with her nose then jumped back. I glanced down and saw something dark on the floor.
I knew it wasn't some dirt that had come in on a dogs feet since I had vacuumed last night. Goldie moved slowly toward the dark object and when she reached toward it again with her nose she quickly jumped back again.
Whatever it was had jumped off the blanket toward her. It was then that I could see what it was. It was a scorpion, and it was about an inch and a half long. It wasn't black but medium brown in color.
I told Goldie to leave it alone and she did as I rushed over and got one of the dogs feeding bowls to put over the scorpion so that it wouldn't get away. I grabbed a magazine and when I picked up the dog bowl put the magazine over the scorpion that was still very much alive. For once I was glad that I am overweight. I stepped onto that magazine with all my weight and when I picked it up the scorpion was flat as a pancake. I picked it up with a paper towel and am saving it just in case it actually stung Goldie. There is no way to tell right now but if she shows any signs of swelling or trouble breathing I'll take her to the emergency animal hospital in Escondido. In the 19 years I have lived here I have NEVER seen a scorpion anywhere in the area much less on my property or in my home. I don't wear shoes in the house and was dressed for bed in a T-shirt. Had that scorpion crawled all the way up onto the couch it could have easily stung me on my hand, arm, leg or foot. I hate all bugs but especially spiders and scorpions. I've only even seen one once before when I was 15 and we lived in El Cajon. It was about 1/2 inch long and very small. At that time I almost stepped on it barefoot just outside our backdoor. So once again Goldie came to my rescue and would have tried to kill the scorpion on her own if I had not stopped her. Thanks Jeannine for sending me Goldie. I don't know what I'd do without her. Hope .ASSA Re: Goldie is My Heroine yet againSunday, October 18, 2009 12:04 PMFrom: "ktfayth" View contact detailsTo: USACAS@yahoogroups.com Just an addendum. I checked last night to be sure I was watching for the correct complications, and that I knew exactly where the emergency clinic was. My vet here in Valley Center has set up her phone system to ring directly through to the emergency clinic if you call her office after hours so it was easy to get immediately connected. The symptoms to watch for are swelling (and itching that the dog tries to scratch), trouble breathing (Goldie snors so the breathing thing was going to be hard to watch for.), and check the gums to make sure that they are nice and pink (if they begin to look gray get her in right away). I also gave her eight Arnica Montana 30 pellets which help with inflamation issues. She was fine all night last night and is fine, up and running, this morning. One last thing I also have a small handbook titled Emergency Handbook and directory of medical services (Perhaps your community puts one out for your area. They are handy to have). It is aimed at people not animals but the simplistic thing for me is that if it tells
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