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My husband and I share our lives with six dogs and five cats outside of Tucson. I love taking pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bubba, Obviously Excited to Have Her Picture Taken

The scars on the top of her nose and the other to the left are from rattle snake bites.  A downside of living in the desert but everywhere has its' pros and cons. :0)


olddog said...

All dogs rely on their human parents to care for them, to make sure that they are well fed,properly treated, and enjoy their short lives. In return, we get pure love, loyalty, and happiness

Caren Gittleman said...

omg rattlesnake bites? Aren't those super poisonous? What do you do if/when that happens?

cherie said...

When she was bitten the first time we took her to the vet and had a choice of anti-venom which would be around $1500 because of her size, or giving her antibiotics and pain pills. We chose the antibiotic route and waited it out. After a several days she improved.
So the second time it happened we used the same treatment. This time her reaction was not as bad. She may have built up an immunity. Her size was definitely in her favor. She seems to avoid snakes now and hopefully her memory of the bites will stay with her, of course the other 8 dogs find them a curiosity.
Yes, the Diamondbacks venom is toxic. We usually have a run in with two or three snakes a year. When the dogs start to bark like crazy we know something is amiss and go out to remove the problem.

Caren Gittleman said...

thanks so much for replying!
You are brave!!!
I am so glad she is doing much better this time!!!
I couldn't live there because snakes are terrifying to me!!
You have 8 dogs!!?? I would lose my mind! (what is left of it!) lol

Facing50Blog.com said...

Oh I want to hug Bubba so much what a gorgeous dog. She looks totally and utterly fabulous.My friend in South Africa lost his dog to a Puff Adder this year...he was distraught and the brave little thing battled so hard after he was bitten.
Thank heavens Bubba has survived.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my posts. I really enjoy writing about my mad little life and it is made all the more enjoyable by having such an encouraging and appreciative audience made up of lovely people like you. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I didn't realise when I started blogging that I would meet so many delightful people.
My sincerest best wishes for 2011. May it bring you much happiness and I look forward to visiting you (and Bubba) many times.
Warmest wishes
I'm just goinhg to show her to Hubby...like me he adores dogs. :)

Candace said...

Aw, that makes me sad that she got bitten! What a good friend she must be for you! Thanks for sharing her photo with us. She's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Stopping by via the Friday Hops to follow and to say hello.
Have a great New Years!

shopannies said...

we live near forest and snakes cover the area at different times of the year

Manzanita said...

Thanks for becoming my follower. Nine dogs and rattle snakes.... What a combination! My limit was two dogs but my 15 yr old chihuahua died last year. Now I just have cody, a border collie/aussie mix. Love your blog.
Best Wishes for a loving New Year
Wanna buy a duck

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