Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nurse Dora


Maria took a spill in the bedroom, slamming her right knee into the corner of the bed frame, that had her writhing in pain on the carpet at the foot of the bed for several minutes.

Both dogs were in their bedroom kennels having their breakfast at the time.

By the time Maria got up onto the bed, still in considerable pain, Dora had stopped eating and was yipping to be let out.

Once released, she jumped up onto the bed and devoted her full attention to licking Maria’s face and ears, obviously concerned and doing her best to help.

“There’s nothing like a dog tongue in your ear to take your mind off of pain,” Maria said later, after Dora spent several minutes licking and snuggling her.

It was clear to us that Dora understood Maria was hurt and was eager to do whatever she could to make things better.

A doctor friend came over and checked her out and put Maria in a knee brace and on crutches until she can get an X-ray on Monday. We don’t think anything is broken, but we have to be sure.

In the meantime, we have Dora.

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