Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cola :(



I got a call from my husband while I was at work yesterday.  He told me Cola got hit by a truck while they were out moving the horses around.  He didn't see what happened, but I do know that Cola isn't very careful about getting in front of moving vehicles and when I am out running with him I have to really watch him when a car or truck comes along.
 
 Good news is Cola survived the accident.
 
Bad news is that Cola is pretty banged up and super stiff.  He managed to run half a mile back to the house and is able to go under fences and climb stairs but is in  a lot of pain.
 
We got some pain medicine and antibiotics from the vet to help him.
 I am glad I am home from work today so I can take care of him and make sure he is eating and drinking all right. 

I am pretty sad for my little running buddy and wonder if we will ever do 20 mile runs again together or if this will leave him to stiff to run that far again comfortably and happily. 

He is only 2 so he does have youth on his side.  I think Rocky feels bad for him too since I found Rocky snuggled up to him, of course by the time I grabbed my camera Rocky was done snuggling.

41 comments:

  1. poor doggy... :( I hope he feels better soon.

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  2. My heart sunk when I saw the title of this post. I'm soo happy to know he is ok and will be on the mend. My thoughts are with you and the Cola dog. Hope he's back to himself soon. Please keep us posted with his progress.

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  3. :( I hope he heals up ok...thinking of you guys...

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  4. COLA :(
    I adore that dog I've never met. I hope he feels better soon. Poor buddy.

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  5. OMG :( poor cola! :*( I'm so glad he survived. Hope he has a speedy recovery. Keep us posted!
    <3

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  6. So sorry to hear about your pup. I know how I would feel if my dog was hurt.... Hoping he heals up and is able to run with you again soon!

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  7. Awwww, poor puppy. Dogs are very resilient though and hopefully he will heal quickly.

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  8. Oh Christy - this makes me so sad. I do so hope that Cola will be all right. You are such a great caregiver - he couldn't be in better hands. Thinking of you both today and sending good wishes and healing thoughts.

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  9. OMG Christy! Poor Cola. I hope he's ok soon. I'll be thinking about you guys!

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  10. Oh Christy, I am sorry about Cola!! I hope that he feels better asap... Sending good healing thoughts your way :)

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  11. Awww :( Hope he recovers fast!!

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  12. poor Cola! I hope he heals quicklyl.

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  13. Aw, poor little guy! He's so cute and has such good energy, the perfect dog for you. Having youth on his side is huge. Just make sure he rests--like any runner, he'll probably try to get back out there too soon unless you stop him. :^)

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  14. Thank goodness he's okay! Take good care of him :)

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  15. My prayers are with your little running buddy - I don't know what I would do if something happened to my little guy. I've lost a dog before and it is like losing a family member so I am so happy to hear he's ok. I hope you have your running buddy back in no time!

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  16. Oh no! So sorry about Cola! Hope he heals up quickly and is back running with you soon!

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  17. I saw the title of the blog and nearly didn't want to click to read. I'm so relieved but bummed as well. Hope he's just stiff and that he'll start feeling better in a few weeks.

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  18. oh, poor guy! :(
    I'm so glad it wasn't worse, though.

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  19. Christy oh no my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. I am so so sorry and I am so glad he survived. I will pray for a fast recovery.

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  20. Poor Cola! I've got my fingers crossed for many more 20-mile runs.

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  21. Poor guy! I'm so glad he survived, though. I hope he is back in running shape in no time!

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  22. So sad that your running buddy got an injury! I have always been jealous of your ever-faithful running companion.

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  23. Oh no! I'm so glad he survived and I hope he gets strong and can run with you again.

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  24. Oh my goodness. Thank goodness Cola is okay!! Wishing him a speedy recovery!! <3

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  25. I am so sorry:( Poor Cola. I will be praying for a quick recovery and future 20 milers:) So glad he survived!

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  26. Poor Cola! :( This has NOT been his month! When I saw the title and read the first couple of lines, I immediately thought the worst, so I was super relieved to see that wasn't the case.

    I hope he will have a new respect for traffic now. God help mine if they ever get out of the house unleashed. They've been house dogs all their lives, so they have NO respect for a car. Even when we walk with a leash in town, they are constantly trying to jump off the sidewalk into the road. :(

    Give Cola a special chin scratch from me today. <3

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  27. Oh my gosh, my heart sank when I started reading this post but was immediately lifted when I saw that Cola was ok!! I hope your running buddy is up to "speed" in no time!

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  28. Poor Cola!!! I feel so awful for the little guy. I hope that he is able to make a full recovery so that you can have your running partner back. I know that he loves running with you and he would probably be upset if he had to stay home. I am glad that Rocky is taking good care of him and that you have the day off to make sure that he is doing okay. Give him a hug from me and Tia & Maisy in Spokane.

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  29. Oh, this breaks my heart!!! Did the vet say nothing is break, just bruising and whatnot? I hope he heals completely so you can have your running buddy back in no time.

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  30. Oh no! I'm so glad that Cola is alright! So good that he is young, he will heal right up and hopefully be back to new very soon!

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  31. Poor thing! Prayers for a speedy recovery for him. Hopefully with a bit of time to recover he will be able to head out for runs again.

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  32. Poor Cola, hope he makes a speedy recovery. You are right, he is young and in great shape so that will help the healing process immensely.

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  33. Ay! Poor little guy! I wish him a swift and full recovery!

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  34. Sorry to hear about Cola, he is a very beautiful dog.

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  35. Poor Cola! May he recovery swiftly and completely!

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  36. Poor Cola! I'm glad he survived and mostly just seems to be banged and bruised. Awww pup...

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  37. OH NO.....I am so sad :( my thoughts are with you!

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  38. Oh, this is such sad news! Poor Cola. I hope he's feeling better!

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  39. Oh no! I am sad to read this, and I truly hope he has a speedy recovery.

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