Next we went to Barktober Fest, an event put on by ROMP. It was held in a park that had a beer garden, about a dozen tents, some music, a small agility ring, a lure course, and a dog exercise area just down the road. The lure course caused some problems. Some dogs just went nuts, including mine. We couldn't get near it or Gar just went bonkers. One guy who had two dogs, lost control of one who slipped his collar and went running after the dog in the course. I handed dh Simon's leash and went over to hold his other dog while he got his other dog under control...which took some doing as the dog was amped up. Gar took the "bark" portion literally, and barked his head off.
Since we had seen all the booths and listened to some music while we ate, we decided to walk the path along the river. We had to walk steps down and when we had enough we had to take steps back up. Since the boys like to take steps at lightening speed, I was running up the steps holding on to the rail(bannister). My thumb hit some splinters and OUCH, went right under the nail bed. OW, OW, OW!!!!! I've gotten most of it out but I have to get up the nerve to dig some more and get the rest out.
We did meet four other sheepies. All but one had not heard of OES.org. One was not interested, and the other two...I think we may get some new members from WI.
Of course we got lots of attention. Simon loved it and leaned on anyone who pet him...Gar was busy...barking
That's all I have to say.
|Definitely quite the day - and not all of it something I would want repeated!|
Tipup (cat) had caught and killed a little rabbit earlier this summer (many times actually) and left it on the rug on the porch that goes out into the dogyard. Thankfully the rug was a bit rolled up, so none of the dogs grabbed it on morning potty run. But I was totally grossed out when I unrolled it and found out why all the dogs were milling on the rug and not racing out the door like normal...yuck!
Good luck with those wood slivers too - I cringed at that one!
|Here's a tip for the splinters.....dab some Vicks Vapo Rub on the area. Cover with w/ bandaid. Within 24 hours it should bring the splinters to the surface & if not all the way out at least partially out onto the pad of the bandaid. Otherwise, your day sounded very nice & intersting.|
|ooweee ouch! The splinters sound painful!|
Otherwise your day sounds interesting and fun!
|Well, after whining and digging, and digging and whining...its still there I'm not sure how to get it out. Its in the corner of my thumb and as I said, under the nail bed.|
Marilyn, I'm going to get the vicks in the morning..its that or cut off the thumb...it really hurts
|So after being ragged on by dh AND my co-workers, I went to the walk-in clinic to have the sliver removed.|
Did not want to do this, felt like an idiot, and being a BIG baby. One of the first questions was when was your last tetanus shot..."uhhh 22yrs ago". So add on a tetanus shot to todays horror show. So they froze my thumb(OUCH) and took out the sliver. Dr. said there was some pus too(I didn't watch), so I guess going in was a good thing.
Thumb still hurts, I know in the morning my arm is going to hurt, but in the end I did it all without shedding a tear
Where's my lolipop?
|Owww! Ouch! AHHHH - You must have relieved to finally get it out but yuck regarding the Tetnus shot...they hurt. Glad you're on the road to recovery and what a couple days you had!|
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