Here is everypup's and everycat's warning. The following might make you a bit wobbly. I know my MOM is now a bit wobbly looking at the pictures. But she was a champ through the whole thing.
Let me set the stage. So there I was helping my MOM with some yard stuff, you know, trimming the grass, trimming the hedges, pulling weeds, picking up apples that have fallen off the tree. I was just about to help MOM mow the yard when we went inside for a moment to get a drink and check the phone for any messages. MOM looked over at me and she wondered why I was licking my paws. On closer inspection she noticed my paws all the way up to my elbows were bloody. Her heart went into her throat. She kept looking and looking but there were no cuts on my paws anywhere, yet there was blood all over my furs. As MOM sat there on the floor with me I sneezed. Blood went all over the wall, the carpet, and on MOM. That's when she noticed I had a bloody nose. She quickly put my collar on to head to Dr. Eddie's. Of course we did not make it out the door before I sneezed in the kitchen and the bedroom.
Remember I WARNED you.
My bloody paws. I licked up a bit so it doesn't look to bad.
I was bleeding all over the exam room and on the scale and in the lobby and on MOM's feet and her knees (that;s where I would lay my head). Dr. Eddie squirted something in my nose to help stop the bleeding. He left saying, "I'm going to go prepare some stuff. There dosen't seem to be anything in the nostrils and he is bleeding from both." I could feel how heavy MOM's heart was.
MOM was like 87 kinds of worried. I put on my happy face and said, "Hey, come on MOM, all boys get a bloody nose once in a while." Then I gave her a big kiss.
Then Dr. Eddie took some of my blood. Not sure why he had to stick a needle in my chest to get it, I mean it was flowing out of my nose. But it didn't hurt. I did not even flinch when he stuck the needle it.
"Come on MOM put a smile on your face. I'm going to be just fine. See, smile just like I am smiling." Yea that worked, she gave me a smile and hugged me. Works every time. I can always make her smile.
I gave MOM lots of kisses. It seemed to make her feel better. I think those were happy tears in her eyes.
It seems it is a mystery why I am bleeding from my nose. There is nothing in my nose. No cuts either. The x-rays of my nose and chest are all A-OK. I am my happy self. I gladly ate the treats they gave me. When Miss Vickie came over to see me at Dr. Eddies I wiggled my butt real fast when I saw her. It is a mystery friends. I got to go home with MOM with 3 different pills to take and some stuff for her to squirt in my nose. He told her to watch me carefully and what to look for. AND Dr. Eddie told MOM to NOT wash the blood off my neck and face or paws. No bath! He wants me to keep calm for a few days and does not want a bath to stress me. You got to love a doctor who tells your MOM to not give you a bath.
So here I am resting and keeping calm. Sneaky Snake is helping me keep calm. He even brought me my comfort blankie. I think MOM needs the blankie more than me.