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Friday, January 21, 2011

Update on Cindy Sue's Coyote Attack

First, I want to thank everyone for your kind thoughts, prayers and well wishes for Cindy Sue...so far it's working!

The vet agreed after treating her that if she had not had her winter coat on, the coyotes would have ripped her to pieces...they sure tried.

From the gaping hole of skin on her underside at the flank, they had pulled on her so hard that her skin ripped clear back to her vulva. She had numerous bites, with two of them that were the most serious. One came just a fraction from puncturing her abdominal cavity and the other is almost to the pelvic bone.

She is coming out of the anesthesia...laying on a heat pad with blankets over the top of her (just like she likes it at home). My Man stopped in to see her on his lunch break and said she was still a lil' bit groggy, but was alert enough to be looking at him...she seemed comfortable and was quiet.

Once she's more awake, they will test her legs, and they may take an x-ray to make sure there are no broken bones that they can't see.

Dr. also said she has what looks to be a scratched eye. Once the tears start flowing again, they will access that for any damage. But, Dr. says we are not out of the woods yet. She may loose some skin and she could get secondary infections...we have to take it one step at a time.

She will be staying the night at the vet clinic, but we can pick her up in the AM. The sooner she comes home the better...this house is awfully quiet without her.

Ms. Cindy Sue~The Princess
"Thank you everyone for helpin' me get better.
Anyone wanna come hunt coyotes wiff my mom???
Mom says she's gonna kick some coyote arse. Woof!"


45 comments:

Mikey said...

I sure wish I lived closer, cause I would be right over!
I'm so glad it looks like she's going to be ok. She was very lucky to be wearing her coat, and to have a Mom who ran her straight to the vet :) You're a good Mom!!
I'll still keep her in my prayers tonight.

Karen B. said...

These little dogs are tough and Cindy Sue is no exception. Glad to hear she's doing well. Tootsie and Lovey say she needs extra treats. :o)

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

We're pullin' for ya, Cindy Sue. Get better soon! Luci and Austin can't wait to hear about more sage rat stories.

Shirley said...

Just read this post and the one below- Them rotten coyotes! I sure hope little Cindy Sue makes a full recovery; I know you'll give her the best of care. I recommend you keep a rifle in the barn so you can tag them stinkers if they come in range. A little lead poisoning is what they need!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Thank God for the coat. I'm glad to hear some "good" news. Will watch for updates.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sweet Cindy Sue..."When the tears start flowing" indeed! Mine are already flowing. Poor girl.

Count me in for the Coyote Hunt! Evil creatures! Why can't they just hunt normal food like jack rabbits and rats?! bah!

~Lisa

redhorse said...

Thank you for the update. It seems that coyotes are overpopulating the whole country. I'm in Michigan, last night during chores the dogs started barking and looking at the woods behind the barn. Then I heard what sounded like 100 coyotes. They must have been on the trail of something. I put the dogs inside. I think at this time of year their normal prey is scarce, and they come up closer, looking for our dogs and cats.

So glad to hear little Cindy Sue is getting better.

the7msn said...

Yikes - I literally was shaking reading your post from yesterday. What a nightmare. Sending good thoughts Cindy Sue's way.

mj said...

So glad to hear that your little girl is coming home! Get well soon Cindy Sue!

SquirrelGurl said...

I'll be right over to help with the hunt!

So glad Cindy Sue is doing well at the vet's. Storm Dog and I will be sending healing thoughts her way!

5 Starr's Farm said...

Sorry Gtyyup. Just read both post, hope Cindy Sue will be coming home soon.
I'll say a prayer for her.
Hope you kill those damn coyotes.

Funder said...

OMG! Just read the last two posts - I'm so sorry to hear about poor Cindy Sue! I had a pack try to lure Cersei away while I was riding with her once - very scary. I started carrying my gun after that. Good hunting!

Reddunappy said...

Oh Karen!!! What a horrible ordeal!!! I just read both your posts!!! I sure hope Cindy Sue pulls through ok!!!
Time to take that .22 out to do chores!!!
Darn Coyotes, they got our cat last summer :o( and we are surounded by other houses!!!
Hang in there girl!!! Thinking about you and little Cindy Sue!!!

DarcC said...

Yikes. I'll keep Cindy Sue in my thoughts until you tell us she's out of the woods. I have 5 Pomeranians and live on a farm-in-the-making and I am so afraid of losing them to a predator. Coyotes come in close all the time, foxes, racoons, fishers (fisher cats), etc. I have seen hawks circling them and at night owls are a danger. They are in a fenced area and rarely go out without me but I still worry, especially in winter when wild food is harder to find.

I'm so glad you heard it happen and were able to save her, and that neither you nor Cowboy and Bella Jo were hurt.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Glad to see a hopeful prognosis. I read the other post earlier but didn't have time to comment.

Poor baby girl! Soooo glad she was wearing a jacket.

I can't imagine having to watch that. Thank goodness for the other dogs.

Hugs and kisses to your little Cindy Sue and I hope she is home with you soon.

Celeste said...

Cindy Sue is one tough cookie, she is in the best hands, all your love and care will be the best thing for her. My thoughts are with you.

Jeni said...

I'm getting caught up and just read both posts.. omgosh I'm so sorry for your little rattie ranch doggie. She sure is sweet that's for sure!

Prayers and good thoughts for a full recovery

GunDiva said...

I've always wanted to take a coyote and I've got a nice .223 that would do the job.

I'm still shocked by the attack.

Hugs to all of you, what a terrible ordeal to go through.

K. T. Sparks said...

I will be praying still for her and I know she must be a fighter for all she has already gone through. I know how heart wrenching it is for you all. I wish I lived close so I could help with the coyote roundup. Cindy Sue you get well now!

Crystal said...

So glad she is getting better!

Ed said...

a quick recovery to ya Cindy, you need a Kevlar coat..:-)

jane augenstein said...

Glad to hear Cindy Sue is getting along OK for now. Hope she continues to get better and can come back home.
If I lived closer I sure would be there to shoot those nasty creatures!
{{{{{Hugs to Cindy Sue!!!}}}}

Rain said...

Good luck with her, sending positive energy. I have been there and seen what you did with sheep attacks. A neighbor had a pet taken right from their front yard. Coyotes are real adversaries and nothing to take lightly. I hope she'll survive this. poor little dog :(

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

How heartbreaking. She's such an adorable dog. I have two little dogs and always worry about Great Horned Owls and coyotes. I'm keeping her in my thoughts.

Mrs Mom said...

Holy crap- missed this earlier. So very glad to hear that Cindy Sue is OK.

May your aim be true, and the rest of the pack get the hint that there is nothing worth messing with at The Rough String.

Tons of knee mail for you and Cindy Sue from The Asylum.

Mrs Mom said...

And by the way-- I'm thinking we need to round up some Kevlar for Cindy Sue!! She's one tough pup, but I dont think Kevlar is out of order for her! ;)

Judy said...

Cindy Sue, we would love to come help your mom with the coyote problem around your place. We take care of them here without a problem! Hope you are on the mend quick!

Cheyenne said...

I am so glad she is gonna be fine! Good luck to her. Well done you, keeping a cool head.

Susan said...

Wishing Cindy Sue a speedy recovery.

Denisarita said...

Penny Pinscher says, "Hold on girlfriend! I'm gonna grab my jacket and then come on over and kick some coyote butt!"

Penny & I are hoping a quick recovery!

wilsonc said...

Hi Karen,
saw this on my mobile fb yesterday as we were traveling to Central Oregon. Hubby told me to tell you he would come down and go varmint hunting with you, and I did but for some reason my comment doesn't appear. We're keeping her in our prayers.

Badger said...

Good luck with hunting coyotes, it's an everyday thing here. I sleep next to my rifle,especially now that were in calving and foaling season.

dibear said...

Get well soon Cindy Sue, you are in our prayers.

CTG Ponies said...

Get well, Cindy Sue!

Oregon Equestrian said...

I'm just catching up on your blog. So very sorry to hear about the attack. Sending healing vibes Cindy Sue's way.

Damn, the coyotes are getting cheeky. Even trotting down the middle of Portland neighborhood streets.

Rising Rainbow said...

I just read both posts too. I am so sorry to hear about Cindy Sue. I'm glad they're going to check from possible broken bones just to be safe. You just never know with a dog her size.

We have coyote problems here too so I take this pretty personally. They are just too brave anymore which makes them all the more dangerous I think.

My thoughts and prayers for a full speedy recovery for your girl. Keep us posted.

Maia said...

Well my last comment went off into lala land. Oh you your poor valient little dog. Those coyotes are so bad. I'm saying a prayer for her. People who have never seen what coyotes can do, don't get them. I have and I do. Your poor brave little girl. We're all pulling for her. When she comes home, give her a kiss for me. I wish I could come right over to your ranch and hold your hand. She will be allright. I promise.

Rain said...

I hope the fact that we haven't seen more here doesn't mean bad for your little dog. I am really hoping she'll be okay :) It's tough for an older dog, really for any animal when they are attacked by coyotes.

Steve said...

Sorry to hear about your dogs misfortune. Go to foxpro.com buy yourself an electronic predator call, get a 12 gauge shotgun and blast the hell out of all the Coyotes you can.

Paint Girl said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about Cindy Sue's attack!! That is terrible! Sounds like she will be ok and it will be so much better when she gets home!!
I hate coyote's. That is what took my favorite cat last year.

Mrs Mom said...

Hey- thinking about you guys and hoping no news is good news out there. Big hugs to all y'all, and special loves to Cindy Sue.

KarenTX said...

Checking in on Cindy Sue, hope all's going well. Tootsie and Lovey send their very best.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Karen, I am so sorry..damn coyotes..poor Cindy Sue. You certainly saved her by running to the rescue. I hope she makes a speedy recovery..I imagine the next few days will tell the story. Hang in there! :)

mugwump said...

I don't know how I missed these posts. I am so glad your little Cindy Sue is hanging in there.
I hate coyotes too.

B Lancton said...

Egads, how did I let my blog reading slip, just when you posted about Cindy Sue? Cindy Sue is a tough little dog - I'll be watching for updates.... and throwing in some prayers while I'm at it.

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