Bibi Has a BooBoo

Sooo, Bibi has a cone on her head and some stitches in her face.



When we moved into this house, the backyard was a wreck. Everything was super overgrown and neglected. After cleaning up the trees and bushes, we were left with a big ol slab of concrete in the middle of the yard, which gave the place a prison-basket-ball-court kind of feel. It was a bummer but I kind of ignored it and the entire backyard for a while.

My mom took an interest in re-beautifying it, and helped me pick out and plant a bunch of new flowers and little bushes and ferns. It really helped! But we are now taking it a step further and ripping out half the concrete and putting in lawn! We’re also getting flagstones to cover the remaining cement. It is going to look spiffy out there!

Anyway, during all the back yard work, I figured the dogs would be bummed to not be able to do their business whenever they wanted, so we planned to stay with my parents during this time. We were there for two nights, when my mom woke up in the morning and said, “Do you think we need to take Bibi to the vet?” I had been awake for a little bit but my eyes had been closed, so everything was still kinda blurry. I couldn’t see what the big deal was. All of a sudden, I freaked out! She had two HUGE bloody gashes on her head, right above the eye, and little scrolls of skin scrunched underneath. It wasn’t bleeding very much, which was weird, but I when you can see white-ish fatty tissue dangling off your baby’s face, you kinda want to hurl and pretend it’s not real. She didn’t seem to be in pain, though.

There had been an altercation between Bibi and one of my parents’ dogs and he snapped at her. She has grown up around those dogs but nothing like this has happened before. She also has very thin, delicate skin, and not much hair to protect that skin, so she does run into bushes and stuff and rip gashes in her own skin, but I had never seen anything like this before. It was kind of shocking.

The vet said she needed stitches and might have to go under general anesthesia, so they had to keep her for the day to empty her stomach out as much as possible so she wouldn’t barf from being anesthetized. I felt so bad leaving her at the vet in a crate all day with her face dangling off her skull.

We picked her up later that evening, and she was super groggy, but my parents’ house is very stimulating and fun, and she kept trying to run around and do stuff with the other dogs, while she clearly would also start sagging and collapsing when standing still. We decided that I would take the dogs back to my house and just deal with her condition and also the lack of back yard.

Bibi was not raised to go to the bathroom on walks or tell me when she needs to go. We have always had a dog door so she could come and go as she pleased. She has only pooped once ever on a leash! So I worried about her refusing to poop on a walk! Although her new favorite thing to do on a walk now is EAT CAT POOP. So far, she has still not pooped on a walk. She seems to wait until the workers are done in the backyard, so I can let the dogs out at the end of the day and let them sniff around.

So life has been a bit hectic, making sure the dogs get walked often (but not for too long since Bibi’s pain meds make her tire quickly), making sure to wipe her eye boogers for her, making sure she’s not getting her e-collar stuck on or between furniture, waking up early to the sound of jackhammers, super sleep deprivation due to having to wake up at normal people early hours but still working very late into the night. It’s been an interesting few days, and she needs to have the cone in for like 10 more days! EEP!

I apologize if Etsy orders are getting shipped out a bit more slowly than usual! I’m doing my best to keep up with everything!

I’m putting other photos behind a cut, since I know some people might be curious about what Bibi looks like, but others might not want to see it….

Me and Bibi super tired yesterday.

FrankenBibi with a major eye booger.

Tried to get a pic of Bibi’s wound, but she didn’t stand still. The picture doesn’t really capture the DEPTH and shocking MEATINESS of the wound.

Poor Bibidog.


40 Comments on “Bibi Has a BooBoo”

  • poor bibi! poor twinkie! Get better soon puppy!

  • Marie


    Oh noooo, poor Bibi! Lots of kisses and love to the sweet girl. ;-(

  • chinamommy


    OH MY…i had to peek but ewww! poor baby! that collar cracks me up though, not because of Bibi’s pain but because my know-it-all grandma (who is now 102!) told me years ago that a dog that has one of those on is a “one owner dog” and that they put those on so the dog won’t bite people that aren’t it’s owner!… if Gram doesn’t know, she just makes crap up!
    Hope Bibi is well soon and the yard is back in order soon!!!!

    • The collar has become her battering ram and shield!

  • Summer


    Poor baby, sending some hugs and kisses!

  • holy frick!! i would freak too if my baby pug got hurt

    • Yeah, it’s kinda traumatizing, but at least she wasn’t worried about it!

  • MaDonna


    oh bibi 🙁 i’m glad she is ok, i love her so much

    • BIbi is getting lots of hugs and cookies!

  • zoe ross


    poor thing-it looks so sore, hope she recovers really soon

    • I think she is already feeling better, but I can’t wait for her stitches to be out in 10 days!

  • Sam


    I hope Bibi feels better soon! Lots of snuggles for the poor dear!

  • Lee


    Sorry this happened to Bibi. Hope she recovers quickly.

    • I think she is feeling much better. The cone is a bit annoying, though!

  • Miki


    Oh, poor Bibi! Hope her wound heals soon!

    And congrats on your new yard! Have a fun weekend!


    • Thanks, Miki! I wonder which will happen first: yard finished, or BIbi’s stitches removed!

  • Jules Chan


    OH no, sending love and good vibes to Bibi, so sad : (

  • Brianna


    Awww! Poor Bibi, I hope she gets better as soon as possible!

  • Emily


    Poor Bibi! Hugs and kisses so she feels better soon!

  • DannieK118


    Poor Bibi. I can relate here, as my dog Ing got busted up pretty badly last month. But she’s all better now, and I hope Bibi gets better soon, as well. Give that poor pup a big hug and a treat!

    • I’m glad your pup feels better! I am counting down the 10 days left she has in her space cone.

      • DannieK118


        Until the cone comes off, she can use it to get sympathy treats, at least. Ing did that, and ended gaining a pound.

  • Cherie


    Aw thats sad, at least shes okay. The wound looks brutal, Im surprised it wasnt bleeding.

    • It was bleeding a little, just really really slowly. It was definitely weird!

  • Loulou


    Awe poor doggy. So sad with that cone on. Sounds like she will have a very nice backyard to hang out in though.

  • kitty


    Hope she gets better! Hugs from me!!

    • Thank you!!! She gets her stitches out tomorrow! YAY!

      • DumDrop


        yeah, im so happy she is going to be better still hugs and kisses for BIBI.

  • Maggi


    Poor baby, I hope she’s feeling better!

    • She’s been using her e-collar as a battering ram. I think she feels fine! hehe

  • Mary


    I haven’t been keeping up with my blogs as much as I should, so sorry to read about Bibi 🙁 I hope she’s feeling better and healing up quick! <3

    • Aw thanks Mary! She gets her stitches taken out tomorrow! But in 9 days she’s having the surgery to correct her lower eyelids/lashes, so back into the cone she’ll go! Bummer!

      • Mary


        It sounds like she may need some special puppy toys when all is said and done!

  • dee


    Hope Bibi feels better soon. My dog has been sick (bloody poop TMI) and we’ve been to the vet three times in six months, so I know how stressful it can be. Dogs are so amazing, though. No matter how sick they are they’ll still wag their tail when they see you. xo

    • Did you ever find out what was happening to your pup?

      • dee


        The vet said it was probably something she ate, so I switched her to a raw diet (BARF) and she was doing well. I gave her heartworm meds and she got sick, so she might need a smaller dose. Thanks for asking!

        Hope Bibi is better, too.

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