Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sad doggie!

Poor Bessie is not very well at the moment. A few weeks ago we discovered a lump on her tummy which turned out to be a mast cell tumour which the vet said had to be removed. Bessie has been left with quite a large wound and has to wear a collar, which she loathes, to stop her licking and scratching. I have commented before that Bessie does not make the best possible patient. She is very sorry for herself indeed so I am hoping the collar can be removed next week and we might get our cheeky little dog back again.

4 comments:

  1. Poor Bessie! Give her a cuddle from me. If not even treats will cheer her up she must be feeling very low. Have you tried her on deer antlers? My dogs love them.

    Hope Bessie is better soon.

    Iffy Vicar

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  2. She is accepting treats! She wouldn't have them at first( but it take her a while to get over the anaesthetic) she then accepted them with a "I'm graciously taking this mainly as a favour..." (...yeah...) now she wolfs them down. Otherwise just generally sad and subdued, and every now and then has a little howling session. Don't quite know what is wrong but the wound does still look red and isn't healing as quickly as I thought it would- think it might need a few more stitches when she goes back to the vet on Monday. I think the collar just upsets her as well. If this doesn't sound too weird, the whole house just smells of sad dog!

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  3. It's well known that the aura exuded by sad dogs can permeate an entire neighbourhood. Indeed, some say that in ancient Chinese medicine it was distilled and used to counteract overexcitability. ; - )

    Iffy Vicar

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  4. We took the collar off this afternoon and distracted her from licking the wound. She seems much happier now and is playing with her toys. We will put the collar back on soon and then the vet's tomorrow morning.

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