Make Sure You Clip Your Dog's Toenails Regularly

Ok people I cannot stress how important it is to regularly clip your dog's toenails, especially after the experience we had over the weekend with Rascal.  You see I made a mental note last week to give Rascal a bath and clip his nails.  Turns out mental notes don't work very well in your late 30's ;)  On Saturday Rascal and Bozo were running around our backyard having a BLAST!!  In a split second Rascal caught his nail on something in the yard and twisted it completely around.  He immediately started limping and it was so sad to see this.  He would not let us touch it.  We ended up taking him to the vet where they removed the nail and gave him a shot of pennicillin then bandaged up his little foot.  We were informed that this happens a lot even with house dogs because theirs can get lodged in carpet or a crack in a floor.  Rascal immediately perked up and is comfortably resting on the couch, as seen pictured above.  So please, please never forget to clip your dog's nails on a regular basis so you can avoid this type of injury for your pup. 


Count Down to Mud Bog Time!!

The hubby reminded me the other day to update my Mud Bog readers on the Struttin' In The Ruts Mud Bog in Mount Carmel TN.  As far as we know this event will resume in April 2011.  After talking to the event manager/owner last year he was seriously considering opening up a mud track as well, for mud racing, the top fuel kind, however he was searching for some guard rails a must for such an event.  I am not sure if he found any or not.  Since my blog seems to be the only information on the web for this event I figured I would update all you Mud Diggers on what we have heard. 

Struttin in the ruts mud racing is usually scheduled to open in April & runs through October...gates open at 1pm but racing doesn't start until later usually 5pm from what I recall. You can bring your vehicle or bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Classes for every vehicle (by tire size). Last year admission was $5, kids under a certain age were free and a $20 entrance fee to run your truck.  I imagine it's still around the same price.  Take Hwy 11W from Kingsport towards Rogersville, turn Rt onto Bradley Creek Rd. (1st Rt past Church Hill Fire Dept. St. #2, just past Volunteer High School) Take Bradley Creek Rd. over to Carter's Valley Rd., turn Left and take the 1st right onto Gravely Valley Rd. The event is about 1/2 of mile on the left, just follow the signs. It's a 200' pit. the depth varies, the pit is probably 6' deep but the mud is usually around 3' deep or so at the end, there should be a sign in the median on 11w just passed volunteer high school.
For all of you who are searching the web for the old Hog Lot Mud Bog in Rogersville, TN...it is no longer in existence...sorry :( so come on out to Struttin' In The Ruts and support this family event.