Sonny The Black Menace had an accident today. The full details of which are only just emerging. It started with a phonecall from the backroad, "Dad Sonny's not moving".
As opening lines go, it's a cliffhanger.
And talk about the dramatic irony of Mr M receiving the call as he was half way through building a massive garden fence because Sonny keeps on escaping and we are dreading that he will get run over one day.
Sonny not moving was not the result of him being dead. I don't really need to tell you how relieved we all are about that. Instead he has an eye injury caused by a bungee clip that fired off and hit him square in the right eye.
Now the reason for this, which I've only just learned:
Sonny met his BFFs Ann-Marie and Stuart on the back road and decided that he'd rather hang out with them than Indy. So Indy had to bungee rope him to his bike as he didn't have a lead. You can piece together the rest.
So we've downgraded from death to possible blindness in one eye. One emergency visit to the vets (Sunday callout! Get yer wallet out!) and she seems fairly happy that his cornea isn't damaged despite a gash to his eyelid and a big ole shiner (not visible to human eye given the blackness of the Menace but there all the same), and a horrible bloodshot eye which is the reason I decided to b/w the photo cos it's a bit horrible.
Quite a traumatic day, but given that as I was typing this- our neighbour delivered him home after another escape, I reckon he's fairly much over it all.
Us, not so much.
That Disasterdly Dawg...
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