Monday, September 22, 2008

One of These Things Doesn't Belong Here...

These are Michael's bees. He went to check them this weekend and Missy decided that sounded like fun. Well, while he had the hives open she decided to stick her head into the hive. He said her head and body were covered with bees. She started running between his legs trying to knock the bees off of her. When she came back, she was covered with stingers from head to tail. Her ears and face took the brunt of the beating. Her ears are swollen huge and her eye was quite swollen. We watched her carefully to make sure we didn't need to take her to the vet. It was obvious that she felt bad all weekend. This morning she is acting more normal, but she still doesn't have a lot of bounce in her step.

Poor Missy....

She has decided that it is safer to stay under the kitchen table instead of in the pasture!!!

grace and peace,
julie

2 comments:

Nancy-Lessons Learned on the Farm said...

Oh no! Bless her heart. That had to be awful. That's the nice thing about having such a big dog though, she's big enough to handle all of it. Somehow I bet she got plennnnty of extra attention after that though.

Marci said...

Poor Missy. I am glad she is feeling better. The neighbors have a movable shelter for their goats. They move them around in the woods. Evidently there was a yellow jacket nest in the ground and one of the goats must have stepped in it and caused the yellow jackets to swarm. They got stung badly. They were putting plantain juice on them and having them eat it. They are all swollen up in several spots too.