Sunday, May 8, 2011

Minki's First Run In With A Spitting Cobra



Seconds after I hit the "publish post" button for my post about our brunch today,another spitting cobra made it's appearance on my back porch! Minki went for it and got spat in the eyes... Thank heavens she wasn't bitten.




Her eyes are incredibly sore,the vet said to take her in the bathroom,close the door and wash her eyes out thoroughly with a hand held shower...



Did she learn her lesson...being a jackie...I doubt it!!! For today she will leave the snakes..tomorrow is another story altogether again!
My baby is feeling so sorry for herself.....

15 comments:

  1. oh poor baby! i'm glad she wasn't bitten but i bet she's really feeling lousy. poor little minki!

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  2. your blog is so interesting.... i will keep checking in!
    and poor doggie! hope she recovers soon.

    best wishes,
    edie.
    www.chocolatesandmartinis.com

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  3. We freak out at a garden snake - how do you all survive there!? You wouldn't believe how many times I think of you living in Africa. Love your blog!

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  4. Poor Minki, I hope her sight is OK after that. JR's never learn but maybe she will remember just how painful this was. Diane

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  5. Awwww, poor little thing. I hope her eyes are OK. You're right though, I don't know of much that will slow a Jack down.

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  6. Ok, that would be it for me..I would hide indoors forever! LOL

    Hope the poor girl feels better soon...

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  7. What's up with all these spitting cobras? This is just terrible. Are they around all the time or more of them lately? Poor doggie, I hope she learnt a lesson, but the breed....so fierce and unafraid.--Inger

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  8. Poor Minki. Hope she recovers quickly. Spitting Cobra are mentioned in several of my old African Hunting books as being pretty nasty customers.

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  9. Oh no! So sorry to see Minki in this condition. Jack's are an adventurous bunch. I do hope she will mostly stay out of trouble....and that she heals quickly.

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  10. I thought living in Africa would be a really cool thing until this post....spitting cobra's on your porch!

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  11. I hope something gets that snake..poor baby! I feel so bad her your dog!

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  12. Hi Liesl - I thought that I'd commented on this yesterday but I don't see it... must be getting old! Poor thing... hope she is OK? You certainly live in an exotic location!

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  13. Hope Minki will recover fully. Spitting Cobras! Still can't get my North Atlantic head around that one! Maybe she'll remember this.

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  14. It just happen to me and my 3 dogs right now in Diani beach, Kenya. It was 11:00pm. 2 of them has very swollen eyes, the third seems to be all right. I keep washing their eyes with camomile tea as I goggled it is natural antihistamine. I am worried, hope they will not get blind:-(

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