Man, today was scary!
So, "my" dog (technically my ex-boyfriends dog, but we raised him/adopted him together) LOVES the barn, like any dog does, and was having an absolute blast. He's very well-behaved and will walk directly beside us unless we tell him to "go play". Well, today I decided to turn Sammy out in the indoor ring, as the outdoor was muddy and he was too muddy himself to ride. George was having so much fun just romping around in the ring and Sammy was having his own fun trotting around. Well, suddenly George makes a run for it and just sprints under Sammy's legs before any of us had a chance to even call him back.
His back hoof hit his head pretty good. Poor Sam stopped dead in his tracks. He only yelped once, so we figured he must not have hit him too hard, but as we're running towards him, we see blood covering his snout. My heart dropped. We scooped him up and just started running for the car. He was snorting and blood was going EVERYWHERE. I forgot about my horse in the ring until the last second... LOL... I didn't even put a lead rope on him, I just trotted my poor confused horse back to his stall and I'm just hoping I closed the stall door...
So, we rushed him to the vet... but we weren't near any vets offices. But, on the way, we ended up finding one. It was closed. We started banging on the doors and a nurse came out and acted like we were holding a dying pup (he wasn't THAT bad.. just bloody)... she called up the nearest emergency vet (like, 20 mins away) and we rushed him there.
Thank GOD he was okay. He was such a good sport through all of it... wagging his tail and licking the nurses that were taking care of him. They said in the back, he tried going after a cat LOL... they said he was acting like he had NO idea he was kicked. They took x-rays and ran some blood tests... everything came back fine and they gave him some fluid and an anti-inflammatory. I just LOST it when they took in in the back, fearing for the worst. I love that dog to death... he's like my child. He's still bleeding and making sad little snorty noises, but he handled it like a champ. I still feel just awful and do blame myself but accidents happen. I'm just so glad he's okay.