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Monday, May 24, 2010

Gunther taken out by killer gopher.

There's been a battle brewing in our yard.

We used to have a nice lawn with lot's of wispy grass we called Pugtopia. 

Until this beastly creature came along. The Gopher.

Now our yard looks like this...

Gunther pretty much sums up what we all think of this rat bastard gopher!

I keep shoveling dirt and rocks in the holes so the smushies don't step in one and hurt themselves while they're practicing wrestle mania, but the little terrorist can dig faster than I can keep up with him. 

Finally, on Saturday, Gunther must have tripped or caught his leg in one of the booby traps left by the gopher and hurt himself. We took him to the ER vet on Sunday, but the vet on call didn't evoke the most confidence or reassurance. Our regular vet this morning determined that Gunther sprained his lower back muscles. 

Oh momma's poor baby!  

That's it! No one messes with my baby! Time to call in reinforcements. 

It's Super Daddy!

I'm a wuss. So Bruce had to set the traps.

Underneath that Begonia pot and tied to that rope is a world of hurt waiting for the terrorist.

That's right Gunther baby. Momma is handing out lollipops and ass whoopins' and today I'm all out of lollipops...

Gunther was prescribed a nice anti-inflammatory and 2 weeks of no activity.

What? Two weeks of no wrestle mania?

The girls promised to keep Gunther man company. I think they're really sitting court side, waiting to see what happens with the terrorist.

Dr. Stephens said Gunther didn't do any permanent damage to his back, but he sure is sore. As much as we hate to do it, the gopher has to go.

That's right gopher. We're coming for you!

Stay tuned,
The Smushies'  Daddy and Momma.


mayziegal said...

WHAT?! NO gopher tries to take out one of MY furends! You just says the word, Gunther, and you'll have an army of gopher dogs over at your house to back you up. It'll be like Gopher-geddon!

On the other paw, this might be a good excuse to gets lotsa sympathy and convince Stella and Betty to gives you some back massages. Just lets us know what you decide.

Wiggles & Wags,

Those Elgin Pugs said...

O.K. First of all...
Dear Gunther,
We are glad you're chilling with your sisters and doing well! We were worried. Your Momma and Dad will take good care of you and we are sending good thoughts your way and soon you'll be in tip top shape!
We are sorry you're hurting. Be sure to just take it easy and finish all your little pills and no cheeking 'dem - .K?
Can we say that Mommy is on the ground laughing so hard her eyes are leaking. Too funny! Mommys favorite word is rat bastard (hee hee)
That gopher must be taken out and we are confident that Captain Daddy Spartan Man will restore your Pugtopia in no time!!
Gophers gotta go...Gophers gotta go!!
Oh...Hey...Maybe Betty can launch some of her special " toot missiles" down the gopher hole!
Oh we will stay tuned to find out what will happen!!
Feel betters little Dude!.....Oh too bad we don't lives closer...Anakin had a load of poops saved ups...he could of donated to the Gopher hole
Josie, Izzy
Anakin Man :@)

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

No one messes with Gunther!!! Kick that gopher's furry little butt right back to CaddyShack!!!! Gunther, I hope you feel better soon. I've called on the Power of the Paw to help you get better! You'll be back to normal in no time.

~Hugs & Kisses~


Lola said...

Oh poor Gunther. I hope he can stay still for two weeks. That's gotta be hard for a Pug. I would love to come hunt gophers for you. We'll get that little bugger and make an example of him, we will. Or...Daddy could do the trap thing. Hope Gunther is feeling better very soon.

wags, Lola

Winston (smilingpug) said...

Oh no, it is battle time. You go smush faces. Poor Gunther. That leg will heal fast cuz I am sending healing thoughts your way.

Bad gopher bad. We don't have them here but if we did I would tell him who is boss! I always sits and barks at the crows we gots here. Mum says if we had a gopher digging up holes in our yard mum would be sooooo stressed abouts it, but I thinks that at least there would be someone to blame when I digs a hole in the grass. BOL.

agent99 said...

"Nobody puts Gunther in the corner". Oh, maybe that was Baby? Whatever.
Were sendng some whoop a$$ for that little fur-covered terrorist! That, and fragrant Frenchie farts should do the trick. Gophers everywhere should be very, very afraid.
Gunther, it's better than pancreatitis.....

Gen & the Foo

Dog Foster Mom said...

That was hilarious! That gopher obviously messed with the wrong people and dogs! Its good that gunther has so many people and doggies looking out for him - especially a Super Daddy to protect him from evil gophers!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Go get him!!!

Benny and Lily said...

Bu bye gopher. Hell-O nice yard
Benny & Lily

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh gunther!
poor sweetie!
that hurts! i know the medicine and rest will fix you up in no time!
that gopher better pack his bags and hit the road or emmitt is coming to get him!
m & e

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you hurt your back Gunther. But I'll tell you a little secret, I love love love liquid Metacam... My human says she thinks it's doggy crack, what ever that means. All I know is that it just tastes great!


Hank said...

Shannon, honey.....I am on my way with my huntin' gear (NRA hat, camo jacket, canteen o' PBR)!!!

BRUTUS said...

Well, that sure is a relief! Now time for some real-life Whack-a-Mole! Looks life you've got great ringside seats there! And Gunther, nurse it for all it's worth, buddy!

Brutus the Frenchie

Wilma said...

Kill the bastard!! Open up a can of whoop ass on his furry terrorist butt. Oh, excuse me. I get real mad when my friends are messed with. Besides we have a couple of those around and we wanna know how the elimination goes.
Feel better Gunther. Brigitte takes the same medicine for her arthritis. It is helpful. Momlikes it cuz you can titrate it. Brigitte gets relief from 1/2 a dose.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My charming Gunther
I am so sad to hear your back got hurt from that varmits digging.
You just rest and enjoy your meds and you will be good as new.
That varmit better get to packin and hit the road.
Get better soon Gunther.

Puglette said...

owie!! a sprained back sounds ouchie. i think i will go buy some lollipops for your momma. girls, take care of the big man!!

Pearl said...

My sweet Gunther! This is so upsetting! I am so mad at the stupid ER vet and so GLAD that your real vet gave you some answers! As much as it sucks, some sprained muscles are a best case scanario! We will have you back to good in NO time!

As for that gopher, he will not be as lucky. If the traps don't do the trick, I'm with Anakin... have Betty toot in the holes!!!


Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Kick that gopher's butt! Poor Gunther - we hope you feel better soon!

Salinger The Pug said...

READY, OK! 2, 4, 6, 8 Look who set a trap with bait...it's DADDY! WOOT WOOT It's Daddy!


Ok, seriously...we hate to wish ill on any creature, but we hope that gopher gets what he deserves after effing up our Gunther like that!!!!!

Kisses to G-man for us and tell him to enjoy his drugs!


The Two Country Poodles said...

Darn gophers! I use metacam too when my back is achy...it makes me feel better in no time.

Feel better soon Gunther!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

Kitty+Coco said...

That is it! Coco is on the way. She is skilled in martial arts (she is a Chinese Pug, duh) and will use her paws of fury to get that gopher.
We don't have gophers, but we have armadillo's..like, lots of them. My granddogdad tried everything but finally found grub killer that did the trick. Those things leave huge holes that make the lawnmower crash. We follow your smush faces every day and gave you a shout out over on our blog. Please check it out and be our furiends.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Ha ha, you had better watch out for that gopher, he looks like he has a lot of firepower there. Hope it ends peacefully.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Ms. ~K said...

I needed a laugh today...thanks!
Extra hugs to Gunther today,

the booker man said...

holy cats!! gunther, i'm so sorry you hurt your back. :( i hope your meddies are working good so you can feel better way fast like!
now let's woof about this totally evil gopher. it's serious business if your mama is gonna pull out the can of whoop-arse. he's toast!!
the booker man

Mango said...

I take that met a can stuff too when my legs are sore. It is good medicine.

Now, regarding those rodents. I suggest an alternate solution would be to dress Betty up as a rodent floozy and have her lure the lustful creatures from their dens whereupon they can be captured and taught some manners. In lieu of that, I guess that old pot on the head contraption might work too.

Feel better, pal.


GAIL said...

Poor Gunther! Sometimes you just have to do, what you have to do.