Sunday, July 10, 2011
Thoughts and Prayers for Clyde
Unfortunately this blog will not be as chipper and warm as the others but we felt you all should know what was going on with us today.
Last night around 9:30 p.m. Molly's boarder terrier, Clyde, went missing. After about 45 minutes of searching Molly found Clyde in the ditch across the street, completely in shock.
We are unclear as of now what exactly happened. We live on Sproul Rd in Kirkwood, PA and though the speed limit is 35 mph, people drive at least 50. Clyde and my dog Finley have always seemed intrigued by wondering across this busy, dangerous road. We have always taken serious precautions and kept watchful eyes to keep our dogs off the road, but we've always been fearful that something like this may happen.
Luckily, we found Clyde not long after his accident. There weren't any major contusions on the exterior of his body, but he wasn't moving and we could tell at least one hind leg was broken - and hoped there were no internal injuries.
Molly and Hannah were able to find an address for an emergency animal hospital in Lancaster and wrapped Clyde up in a towel and whipped him off.
I cannot say much about what happened at the hospital but Molly updated me this morning that Clyde needs surgery (and may be in surgery as we speak) with two broken femurs. He is a lucky little guy as there wasn't any damage to his internal organs and his spine is in tact.
However, at least one of his legs is broken in multiple places.
I don't know how, but Molly still managed to leave what is the equivalent to her child in the hands of vets and make it home last night (or early this morning) to take Rivan and Benny to Loch Moy. There is no doubt in my mind that she is a very strong person.
Bryce is on his way to the hospital to be with Clyde today. He is stable and as of now we are just waiting to hear final results after surgery.
We ask that you all send your thoughts and prayers to Clyde, Molly and Bryce. I have spent so much time blogging about how much we love our horses - but along with the horses - our dogs are our children, best friends, and part of our soul.
If you wish to send condolences or flowers email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Rosin, 350 Sproul Rd, Kirkwood, PA 17536.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to have good news for you soon.