Friday, May 4, 2012

MadSnapper Random Ramblings

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 My last visit with Rich, he had on this shirt above. I WANT ONE. It's all trueeeeee


Above photo taken from Bradenton Herald this past week. They had to leave the car there overnight to make sure the statue was not damaged so that it would topple over.


Above and below photos are MadSnapper Snappiness!

this statue is 26 feet tall and is 10 miles from my home, in Sarasota, Florida. In March of 09, I did a post on the statue and only 1 of my current followers saw it, That would be Ginny of Let your Light Shine.

Click Here for the story. Don't miss the close up of her shoe, which is about 2 feet long.


UPDATE ON BABY GIRL


Thursday am visit to the vet was traumatic. I almost cried, still want to.
they took out half the stitches but had to leave 8 or 9 of them in, the part up close to ear canal had fluid trapped in it and was a small hemtoma and he had to squeeze and squeeze and open up a new drain hole, she cried and I wanted to. 

for what felt like an hour but was maybe 2 minutes, he pressed on it until yucky fluids ran out all over her.
we have to do the same thing he did 2 times a day until Monday and take her back. I will hold her head, bob will squeeze since he is stronger than I am. bottom of the ear grew back to the cartilage the top did not and made another pocket. 
She is FINE and sleeping and gave the vet a big wet KISS when he was done. 

41 comments:

Ginny said...

Oh my GOSH, I would have cried right along with her the whole time! Will what you do to her now be worse than what you have been?

♥ Helen said...

That statue is really big!
Sending get well wishes to your lovely dog.

Jane said...

That is tramatic to hear, now watch and squeeze the dickens out of Baby. Pets are like our children. So sorry you are having to do this at home. Baby will forgive you, she knows.

Those statues are very interesting. I love big pieces of art like these. Thanks for the photos and information.

Remington said...

COOL statue! I wish I could see that! Baby is in our thoughts and prayers....she is such a sweetheart!

Snapper II said...

I remember the post on the kissing Sailor.
Poor baby girl. I know she is getting great care.

Catherine said...

Aw ~ poor pup! Sending big hugs!

A very cool statue indeed! Love it!

Wishing you a very happy weekend!
xo Catherine

LC said...

Baby is such a sweet girl! Her big kiss for the vet at the end of that ordeal about did me in. I will be thinking of you all and your weekend doctoring.

That statue is something, a big statue for a big period in history?

A Quiet Corner said...

Draining a wound is not an easy task and yet, they are so forgiving once the pain has passed. Hang in Sandra!..:)JP

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my- poor Baby Girl! Bless her heart!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You would think people would be able to see a statue of that size and drive into it. Hope things get better at you house soon and you won't need to be doctor all the time.

SweetMarie said...

That is one huge statue, but not large enough for everyone to see it I guess. LOL That's a scary shoe!
I know Baby Girl is in the BEST hands! I feel for her and just want her back to her tail wagging self. :)

TexWisGirl said...

she's a good girl. poor thing.

that statue is too funny!

Snapper II said...

Glad Baby is doing well. That means yall are doing well too.
I WANT ONE OF THOSE SHIRTS TOO!
Since I know everything, just like you, I think we should let everyone know!
Love the statue and I say it is art! I have alway loved that picture of the couple.
Love, Madeline

George said...

I'm glad the statue was damaged by the car. I'm sorry Baby had a traumatic visit to the vet, but hopefully this will help her heal completely. I want a shirt like Rich's as well.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I won't ask how the car managed to hit that big statue!! Sweet little Baby...that would have made me cry, too!

Deborah said...

Great picture! Poor Baby, it must have been so painful :(
Try to have a nice weekend.
xxoo
Deborah
I hope Baby is better soon.

Pam said...

Love the humongous sailor and his bride statue, Sandra.
Ouch, double ouch.. I would have cried out loud. Who hurt more you or poor Baby?

Madi and Mom said...

Madi sends Baby a gentle kitty kissy for her ouchie ear. We hope and purr it is all better by Monday. Good luck to you and Bob as you do the deed over the weekend.

Off to read about the statue but how in the world did that car run into it? White shoes: My mother in law was barely 5' tall but she had a size 8 foot. She always said she hated to wear white shoes because they made her foot look gigantic but hers wasn't quite as big as the nurse's foot.
LOL
Hugs C

Madi and Mom said...

I was wondering if it was the famous kissing couple from WWII. Boy the seam in her hose looks like a rope..talk about uncomfortable. LOL

I hope this beautiful statue wasn't damaged
C

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love your ramblings ... all of them. So sorry for sweet Baby. That's so traumatic. It's hard because she doesn't know that you're doing it to make her better. Give her a hug for me. :)

Susannah said...

Wow! That is a giant statue! Interesting!

Poor Baby!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhh, sad news about Baby!!! Oh my, how do you stand all of this? Not easy, of course. -sigh-

"No great thing is created suddenly."
~Epictetus

Val said...

oh poo...sorry Baby had to endure another set back, but she is in good hands!! Hang in there.
Cool statue...
Have a great weekend.

Ginny said...

Well, I was so freaked out by your news abut Baby that I forgot to say that I want that T-shirt sign, it is way cool and really true!!!

Inger said...

Poor Baby Girl and poor you too. It is so hard when you have to doctor on your dogs. It just breaks my heart when they don't understand why they have to go through all this. I'm sending hugs and good thoughts to all of you. The statue is amazing and what a place to have a collision!

Eva Ason said...

What a cool statue :) and it's really BIG!
Oh poor Baby, but she is in very good hands!
Have a lovely weekend my friend!
Big hugs
Eva

Deb said...

wow that is a big statue...so scarey about the kidnapping...such a sweet photo of Baby...

barbara l. hale said...

I am with you. I have often cried at the vet. I think it speaks to what a nice dog you have that she was still willing to give the vet a kiss. Hoping she gets better and better every day.

Chatty Crone said...

My HEART is broken when I read about poor baby Baby. I hate that - so sweet she cried and still gave the vet a lick. What a girl.
sandie

Maple Lane said...

Poor Baby and I'm so sorry for you, also. She is such a sweetheart giving the Vet a kiss after going thru all that. Hoping that you all have a better weekend.

Ann said...

aw, poor Baby and poor you too. Bless her heart for giving the vet a kiss when he was done.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Hematoma's in the ear are extremely common, usually started by a grass seed lodged down in the ear canal, the dog shakes it's head, and small hematoma's are created in the ear.
The vet where I worked used to stitch small x's all over the ear, it kept the hemotoma from getting filled back up with fluid.
I sure hope Baby doesn't shake her head, it will start all over again.
She's such a sweet girl !
~Jo

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Poor Baby Girl... I am so sorry for her ---and you... I'd be crying too... Hope you and hubby can do that... I'm sure it hurts her..

I remember seeing that statue before --but if you say so, I guess I didn't comment...

Cannot believe that a car hit it... Dang!!!! Wouldn't you think they would have seen it?????HELLO!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, Baby Girl knows the vet is doing what is best for her. The kiss was so sweet. Hopefully this will get all the stuff out and she will be done with this ordeal.

That statue is amazing. I hope the car didn't do too much damage.

Betty Manousos said...

aw, my heart is broken when i read about baby girl's traumatic visit to the vet:(

i'm so sorry for her and you.

hope your weekend is going well for all of you.

((hugs))

BlueShell said...

Oh...poor she...
I would feel like crying too, Sandra!!!
Kiss!

BlueShell said...

I cant believe my eyes...there's a car...crashed...Oh my!!!!
Go figured. I say...that was BAD!!!

DawnTreader said...

That statue is nearly as tall as our Pinocchio here (by Jim Dine) - much debated also, especially before it was put up. Now we're used to it! I like your kissing couple, it's a fun piece of art - unless of course it's so distracting that drivers tend to forget what they're doing and crash into it...

Kathy said...

I hope your baby girl is feeling better - and you are too.

I saw the crash between the car and the kissing couple on the Sarasota Daily Photo blog too. Your pictures are awesome.

And as far as that T-shirt goes, could you get me one too?

Debra Dickinson said...

Ohhh, I can't imagine how painful that must be - for baby girl and you. What a sweetheart giving the vet a kiss!! Big, big hugZ to all of you.

GREAT statue. Hope I get to see it in person one day. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Awww poor thing! And hopefully the statue still stands.