Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Good Boy Marcus

Jan:

It is a rare occasion when I post to the Funny Farmer's blog, but today I wanted to tell you about how brave and good Marcus has been, as well as to let you know it will be a bit longer before we return.

Monday evening, almost exactly 7 days to the hour from when I took a flying leap into the TV and stand while sliding across the floor on my knees, I started to walk Marcus and Merci.  I wasn't paying attention and a neighborhood dog that had gotten loose was on top of us before I noticed him.  He went right for Marcus' head and a fight ensued. 

I was terrified.  1) Marcus  2)  I am still healing from my fall and if my injured knees hit that concrete, it was  going to be serious.  Merci was trying to stay out of the way and I was yanked around as the dogs fought while screaming at the top of my lungs for help.  Just as I was about to go down, Marcus did his Houdini maneuver and popped out of his harness and into the street.

And then Marcus went after the other dog.  As he was chasing him across the lawn, the owners arrived.  Both dogs stopped running and Marcus trotted right back to me.  That was such a relief!  I didn't have the strength to chase him.  I was shaking so hard it took a while to get Marcus's harness back on him and get the dogs home.  I knew the dog and thought he'd had his shots in the fall but went back to verify it. 

The owners were apologetic and both dogs are okay.  It was one of those freak things that happen - possibly because he was protecting his property.  Just the day before, we took our first walk in a week and ran into a loose little dog that thought he owned a whole block and threatened us until we turned back.

It took hours to come down from all that adrenalin pumping and it left me feeling like I was hit by a truck.  Again!  So I am taking some more time off from blogging to recover. 


You can barely see it here but that small pink spot on Marcus' right eye (your left) is a small cut, which I washed and sprayed with Vetericyn and it is healing nicely.  Can't even see it now. The only other sign of "battle" is a knot on his head.  So he is fine and I am so very proud of him.


And my eyes are doing well.  You can actually see my blue eyes in this picture.  Last Tuesday no one in Dollar General or Walmart would even look at me.  Yesterday I was a "sensation" in Walmart.  The first woman to take a good look said, "I would certainly like to see the other party!"  Strangers stopped to ask if I am okay.  (Of course everyone thinks someone hit me.) Last Wednesday a relative of someone I know tripped on her way to the bathroom during the night and broke her shoulder, arm and hand.  I had a serious accident and walked away.  So, not only am I okay, I am blessed!

I might not be blogging regularly right now, but I am aware a number of other bloggers are having serious illnesses, accidents, sick animals or have lost a pet.  You folks are in my thoughts and prayers.

42 comments:

  1. Way to go Marcus! You defended your family like you had every right to do. We know he is very proud of himself. Jan, we're sorry you had all of these experiences and hope you fully heal up soon.

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  2. Bravo Marcus, ya done good. Purrs to you Jan from all of us.

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  3. Marcus we are so proud of you for protecting Jan. Jan lots of healing prayers for a quick recovery.

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  4. It's great that you made such good experiences with vetericyn too, it's a little like a magic potion. I keep you in my thoughts and I hope for a speedy recovery. Maybe we should have such a thing like vetericyn too what helps us immediately....
    hugs easy rider and his momma

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  5. OMG - you poor girl. You have really been going through a tough time. Marcus came to the rescue and was such a good boy about it too. I'm sending you lots of healing purrs. Hope you get well real soon.

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  6. Dear me Marcus you are a real little (big) hero!
    We are glad you are doing better.

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  7. Oh my! Feel better soon! I'm so glad nobody was hurt - Marcus did brilliantly!

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  8. GOOD BOY!!!! Thinking of you.
    stella rose

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  9. Oh my! Good boy, Marcus! And we are saying prayers that you all stay safe and well! Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way...

    with love from Little Reufus and the Mom

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  10. You rock Marcus. Oh Jan your paw eyes. Sending youz lub'z , slobber'z and purr'z xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  11. Furst.... You DO look Much Better ALREADY.
    You take as much time as you need ... to Recover and to Heal..

    MARCUS.... Bless your HEART... You pawtected everybuddy... GOOD fur YOU my furend... GOOD FUR YOU. We are ALL very Proud of what you did.

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  12. Yay for you Marcus !
    And good that it only looks like you have been on a hard party , Jan :)

    XOXO

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  13. Just one thing after the other! So glad no one was seriously injured in the dog fight. Yes, that is one brave pup! ~Rascal and Rocco

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  14. good heavens.....glad you are both ok!!

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  15. Well done Marcus ! We're glad to know that you're all safe and well ! We keep sending healing purrs to you, Jan ! Purrs

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  16. dood...glad ewe R aye oh kay...N pleez ta tell yur mom ta take all de time her kneadz...we will all bee heer when her comez bak.......big hugs two all ♥♥♥♥♥

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  17. Well done, Marcus - extra treats for you!
    We continue to send strong healing purrs to Jan; special nursing from all you kitties and woofies is the best medicine.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  18. Sending you our best wishes for a speedy recovery! xxx

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  19. Oh Jan. We are so, sorry to hear of your fall, we didn't see your previous posts. Thank goodness nothing is broken. We send you our biggest healing purrs and prayers and hope for a swift recovery for you. So scary about the dog fight, thank goodness too that Marcus is alright and yes, he is a good boy. Keeping you in our thoughts Jan, much love to you...

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  20. Jan, I am so extra sorry about all of this. How awful as I said last night. I am SO glad Marcus is alright and Mercy and YOU! Your beautiful blue eyes are clear and soon, that bruising will abate. Prayers and hugs.

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  21. Great job, Marcus!!! Hope you heal soon, so glad nothing was broken! Hugs to you and the gang!!

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  22. Ah that's wonderful to hear about Marcus. I am glad the owners came out when they did (finally!)
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  23. I'm certainly glad Marcus wasn't hurt and everything ended well with that situation. Your face is obviously healing but I can understand why people ask if you're okay. Take time to heal, be safe and we'll be here when you return.

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  24. We, too, are proud of Marcus! We sure are glad that neither of you was seriously injured, and are sending you much love and healing purrs and prayers. Take your time recovering, Jan!

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  25. That smarts! No need to worry, here are some big healing Noodle hugs for you...all better very soon!

    Kitty kisses,
    Noodle

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  26. Crikey ...... you poor thing?? You don't look ok to me. What a good bloke Marcus is, aye?? Take it easy and get better soon!!!!!! Your poor head must still be very painful. Huuuuuuugs!!

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  27. Oh Jan you poor mite..we are so sorry you had such a tumble and thankyou WP for never updating blogs...ever...and Marcus you brave boy...how scary for you all...we send lots of POTP to you both..and big hugs...loves Fozziemum xxxx

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  28. Wow, what a story! It should be a movie starring MARCUS! And I don't usually say nice stuff about the woofies. We are purraying for all of you XOXOXOXO

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  29. Whoa!
    Scary stuff here.
    Glad it all worked out for the best. Hope all the wounds and scars will all be gone.

    Hugs and more hugs to help you heal.

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  30. Marcus, you are a hero!!! Jan, I bet that was a big relief! Praying for a very speedy recovery! Maybe we can get to see a pic of you without black eyes, otherwise that will be how we shall know you forever and a day!, hugs Caro and The Tux xx

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  31. Yay for Marcus, and healing thoughts for you!

    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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  32. Oh my, Jan, I am so sorry this happened to you. I have been freaked out on a regular basis ever since we moved from suburbia to the rural NC countryside, where no leash laws are in effect.

    I am still walking my two pups every morning, however never leave the house without my spray bottle containing a water & white vinegar mix, and my storm whistle (it's extremely loud & great to call for help). I have had to use the spray bottle several times to keep loose dogs at bay, and it has worked great. (I carry it on me in a cross body bag).

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  33. So sorry, Jan. Can't believe that happened to you, must have been so scary. Go Marcus!

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  34. Bravo sweet Marcus for protecting sweet Jan like that. Oh, Jan bless you, your face does look better but it still looks so sore. You are in all our prayers. We are happy all the dogs are okay after the ruckus. Love, hugs and nose kisses. Maggie, Pooh, Chancy, Baby Boy and Popsy

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  35. Bravo Marcus for protecting you! Get well soon dear Jan and thanks to you and our friend Karen in Australia, we had enough funds to get cat food and litter for Katiez Katz... Happy Valentines Day!

    -Katie.

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  36. I'm so glad you're okay, what an event.

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  37. Hi Y'all!

    So glad that Marcus wasn't badly injured and that you were saved from another fall. Hope you're quickly mended and feeling much better.

    Hope you enjoy your Valentine Day,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  38. Yay MArcus - and HOLY CAT - that looks painful!!

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  39. hello marcus its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo ar a verry gud and brayv boy!!! i do not no wot i wood do if that happend to me!!! i am glad yoo ar all rite and that yore mama is starting to feel better after her dustup with the furnitcher!!! tayk kayr all yoo funny farmers!!! ok bye

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  40. I don't know how I missed this! (Well, Bloglovin has been acting weird for me lately.) I'm glad Marcus was there for you and I hope you are healing well! Sending many good thoughts and wishes.

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