Thursday, February 23, 2012

Power of the Paw for Bert


Just a quick note from My Vickie:


Bert could sure use some prayers and the Power of the Paw thoughts right now.  We rushed him in for emergency surgery on his stomach.....Yes, my boy ate half a tennis ball.   The doctors don't want to wait to see if it passes because he has had surgery before on his intestines for doing this same little trick with a rock.


I am sure he will be fine, but we sure could use a little help from above.


Thank you so much.

74 comments:

The Heartbeats said...

Tennis balls are for chasin' not eatin' BERT!!

Power of the Paw for you!

Wiggles,
Calhoun

bichonpawz said...

Prayers on the way for dear Bert!!! We sure hope he is going to be all right and will be waiting to hear!!
xoxo Jeanne with Chloe and LadyBug

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD I have my paws crossed sooooooooooooo tight.
VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

SOOOO sorry. I hope and PRAY all will be fine!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh no, please keep us updated. We all have our paws crossed and Mom will say some prayers for Bert.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Cinnamon said...

Oh Bert what were you thinking.
We wil be using the power of the paw for you today.
♥ Cinnamon

HoundDogMom said...

Oh, my goodness. Bert, bad bad doggie you are suppose to chase tennis balls not eat them. Looks like you will get to play with the big kick balls from here on out. We had no ideas you like to eat your tennis balls. We are sending drool and crossed our paws for you Bert. We hope you get to feeling better real soon. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

The Furries of Whisppy said...

OH BERT!!! You've got to stop eating toys and rocks and whatever that's not in your bowl.
We're sending lots of prayers and purrs and woofs that the surgery goes smoothly and Bert makes a full recovery and also calming thoughts to Your Vickie.
We're all waiting anxiously for updates.

ra husky said...

All our prayers and pawsitive huskerboo vibes for dear Bert!!

RA, Isis & Nanuk

GOOSE said...

Oh Bert my friend you know I am praying and crossing paws and holding my breath for you AND for Your Vickie.
Buddy I just know you will be OK and I will not uncross my paws until I see that hugable face of yours.
Blessings, Prayers, and Love
Goose

2browndawgs said...

Oh Bert hope you are better soon.

Sarge said...

Oh Bert!
I am sending you my most hearty and strongest healing vibes. I'm sure you will be fine, but I am joining all of Blogville in crossing paws and sending love.
Love to you too, Bert's Vickie.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

~Shelle said...

Many prayers and pawsitive thoughts coming your way!!

Next time, chase the tennis ball and eat snackies!!

Shelle, Milo and Dixie

Asta said...

I am hewe to help lend my paw and tewwiew powew and pwayews fow BEWT
Sending my healing smoochie kisses
too
love
ASTA

Oskar said...

My mom person & I are praying for Bert to recover fully!

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Ruby and Penny said...

Sending tonnes of doxie get well rayz your way Bert. Hugs to Vickie.
Love Ruby & Penny

littlemissjackie said...

Mr. Bert, we are praying for your surgery to go well so you get all better very soon!

Luvs,

Jackie, Dillon, and family

Agnes B Bullock said...

Prayers headed your way!

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hey Bert - us Beaglebratz here. Were u hungry or sumthin'- we r gittin'sum food frum Mr. Chewy an'u can haf sum of that. BUTT seriously - we all here r sendin'u lotz of Beagle prayers an'healin'vibez.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Ina in Alaska said...

We will add our prayers to the group! Tell Bert he is not a tennis pro!

Whitney said...

oh no! Prayers are on their way. I hope everything goes well. let me know.

3 doxies said...

Beeeeeert! OMD, please knows dat we has every vibe comin' to you and to your Vickie!
Keep us updated buddy!

Puddles

rottrover said...

Oh Bert!! Our paws are crossed for you!!

Love,

-Bart and Ruby

The Life of Riley said...

Oh Bert my paws are crossed for you.

My mum knows how quickly we can do these things, as only last night (12 hours ago here in New Zealand) she found me with an old tennis ball in my mouth that I had destroyed (the rubber had got brittle). She only just managed to take it off me before I could eat the pieces.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

Sending love and woofsto you and your Vickie,
Riley

Bassetmomma said...

Oh, Bert! Fred, Gloria and I are sending all of our positive thoughts your way!! I prayers are with you buddy!

Casey said...

Paws crossed for Bert! Be careful what you eat, buddy!

JackDaddy said...

Bert please get better soon! We miss you!

Charlotte said...

please Bert be strong! I hope and pray that you be well soon - please give us an update. we all are thinking and praying for you. sending you all my love
Charlotte

The Websters said...

Everyone at Webster Manor is praying for you Bert.

xoxo,

Nora

H Ski said...

Oh no Bert. We are thinking of you and wish you a speedy recovery.

Lovable Lily said...

Keeping our paws crossed for you Bert.

Hugs,
Lily Belle

Luna said...

POTP for Bert! Sounds like something I would try and do!

Get better soon big buddy!

xo
Luna

Minna Krebs said...

Oh no, Bert! We are all thinking of you......and Miss VIckie.

~~~~Crossed Paws, my furrend~~~~~

Piappies World said...

Oh no... we all have our paws crossed for you, Bert. Please be ok!

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Helen P. said...

Wishing you and Bert all the best of luck for a great outcome!

Winston said...

OH NO!!!
Bert we are crossing all paws, sending Wirey Hugs,the kitteh's are purring and Mom is praying for an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery.

(((HUGS)))

Schnauzer Days said...

OMD Bert!!! What are you like? We are hoping and praying that you are okay now, what a worry for your Vicki!! Thinking of you LOADS!! Love Dex and Lou xxx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Bert...I am right here holding your paw ( I am a nursing student) and will be right with you when you wake up....no, you may NOT have a Smoothie till the ANN I STEEZE YA has worn off....

A tennis ball, huh??? Frankly, I'd prefer a piece of cake, but your RE TREEV ERS so like your balls....

We have you in our prayers...

XXOOOOOOOO

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Bert, we are sending you healing slobber and all our love to get well soon. Giant hugs all the way from Oz. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

OMG, my paws are crossed tightly for you, Bert, and tons of AireZen is coming your way!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

sprinkles said...

You've got my prayers and my chi's have their paws crossed. Please keep us updated.

I hope the surgery goes well and that Burt recovers quickly.

Roo said...

Bert Goodness Sakes! Can't believe you ate part of a tennis ball. Yikes! Gotcha on the Power of the Paw pal.

Waggin at ya,
Roo

PeeS: Frankie sent you in to be added. Thanks Mr. Mayor! :)

Will be in touch!

Paws crossed for you furiend.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I was gone all last week and was missing you guys and then I read this-oh please know I'm praying for him right now!!!!
Hugs to you.
Noreen

Scout and Freyja said...

Darling Bert, you are in good company. I've had two doggies swallow balls. Honey, never, ever do that again.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Bert. We're sorry he's in surgery and hope he will have a rapid recuperation. And never eat anything like that again!

harrispen said...

Bert we will be thinking of you and Nina has her paws crossed for you too. Get well soon.

Cindy & Nina

Amber DaWeenie said...

Bert....doesn't your Vickie feed you??? You gots to eat tennis balls? Yuck!

Seriously....we have good vibes on the way to you and some prayers and crossed paws too!

Remington said...

Oh dear! That can happen so easily....you are in our thoughts and prayers, my friend....

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh Bert, we are very worried about you. You are not suppose to swallow balls or rocks, got it!!!! Healing purrs that you are OK.

Mango said...

Oh Bert! This is so very scary! I am thinking of you, my friend. Please rest and be well and I hope that the surgery goes OK.

Mango

klahanie said...

Hi Vickie,
On behalf of Penny, we both send positive and pawsitive wishes that Bert will be just fine. We are sure he will, sorry for this, 'bounce' back.
In peace and kind wishes, Gary and Penny the Jack Russell dog. Hugs to you both....

Wild Dingo said...

Paws crossed in SWitzerland for Bert!

please keep us posted!
vibes being sent.... oh yeah.
hugs,
wild dingo, loki and juno

georgia little pea said...

Oh no! Bert, what were you thinking? Get well soon please. And Vicki, you take care too. BIG HUGS x

houndstooth said...

Good heaven! I went over and looked at one of Kuster's tennis balls. How on Earth did THAT get into your stomach, Bert?! We'll have our paws tightly crossed for you. Take it easy!

Bunny

Val said...

Oh Bert,
Lots of paws praying for you here!!

Kristina Zambrano said...

is that a golden retriever GEN? or what? for heaven sakes Mister tennisholic tennis balls aren't gourmed food you know?... i can relate in this my boy kovack is so tennisholic that sometimes scares us he would do this... Golden Hugs and vibes on your way

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

How did Bert manage to cut a tennis ball in half so he could eat a smaller portion? Inquiring minds want to know.

You're sure that's a tennis ball and not one of Allred's incarnations? Abby accidentally ate one of Allred's incarnations, you will recall, when the curse he tried to throw at her got deflected and startled her into snapping him up. We think it was actually digesting the Allred Horcrux and not the curse that made Abby so sick.

Our paws are crossed tightly for Bert's speedy recovery. Jed also likes to eat unconventional items - especially metals. Are you going to have to wear a Cone, Bert, to protect your stitches?

Jed & Abby

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! OH NO! Bert. Sending you Lots of Golden Thoughts n LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Pee Ess: Saw a news story tonight [NBC Evening News?] about a female mastiff who ate a cheese wheel WITH A CHEESE KNIFE IN IT. She had to have your same surgery, and she recovered just fine. You do the same - recover just fine, not eat a cheese knife.

Jed & Abby

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Paws crossed for you, Bert! (We somehow think Allred must be responsible...) Seriously, buddy, we've got our paws crossed and hope for good news soon!

-Fiona and Family

Murphy said...

Oh, Bert . . . Goose's mom told us what you did. Praying for a quick (and smooth) recovery and peace for your mom because I am sure she is crazy with worry over you. You are a special guy so I hope you're back to your normal activities real soon!!!!

XOXOXOX

Sam and Pippen said...

Dude! Tennis balls aren't for eating even if you slice them in half beforehand!

Our paws are crossed for a speedy recovery!

Sam and Pippen

Stanley said...

We are praying that will be back yourself soon. We are looking forward to meeting you. You are part of our prayers.

zeeFM said...

Oh Bert you silly boy. Please get well soon !

Sammie and Avalon said...

Oh Dear Bert... so sorries to hear about your emergency surgery. Stop with the rocks and balls and stuffs - they do nodoggeh any good in the tummy. I know, as I ate one of Dad's leather gloves a few years ago (http://sammiegolden.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-finally-got-home-from-hospital-this.html) and it was baaaad, baaadddd, baaaad. We are sayin' prayers and sending healing golden vibes for a pawesome recovery and back-to-your-well-self soon.
Big Hugs and love xoxoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Jo's World said...

Bert, Bert, Bert!!! No more tennis balls for you to play with of you are gonna swallow them,

We send up some prays that you are gonna be OK over this and then no more tennis ball eating. Just regular kibble.

Kisses,
Stella

Sally Ann and Andy said...

My neighbor dog did the same thing. She recoverd after having the tennis ball remmants removed surgically from her tummy. Now, she does not play with Tennis balls ever. Burt, please get better, and we hope your kitty brother comes home. We are sending Eskie hugs and Welsh kisses to you and your family.
Sally Ann and Andy

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

OMD, Bert! Bad, bad tennis ball! All three of us has all of our paws crossed fur you.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! My COD!
We is sending all the purrayers to yous that wes can!
Kisses and Comforting purrs for your Vickie!
Nellie and Kozmo and the Hairy Slobbery Sisters and Mommy and Daddy!

misswhiplash.wordpress.com said...

such a beautiful boy.but what a daft thing to do. I do hope that you make a full recovery. Chuck of the Collies told me about you..so I shall pray that you will be safe and not eat anymore half tennis balls..they are NOT food!

Curt Rogers said...

See what happens! I take a day off and miss the really important post!

I'm thinking good thoughts for your beautiful boy!

Duncan once ate about 750 feet of yarn and had surgery on his intestines. And right after his surgery the doctor performed a second surgery on a dog who had done the same thing twice in a month. He joked that maybe they should just install a zipper to make access easier.

I hope Bert has learned his lesson and that you're all doing better!

haopee said...

So this was what I missed. Aww Bert, why couldn't you have just eaten something... more digestible.

Well, I hope you get that half-a-ball out. You have all our prayers.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Ellen said...

Oh no! I am so very very sorry...just reading this tonight, which is Feb. 24 and trying to see what is going on...

The Thuglets said...

OMD....we have only just seen the news about Bert so we are playing catch up!
Sending all the pawsative thoughts we can.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Bailey Be Good! said...

Ahh! I was gone so long that I missed this news! I am so, so happy that Bert is OK!! Oh my goshies, what a scare you all had!

Keeping my paws crossed that he's feeling better than the past few days. :)

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)