Stumpy Dog

Stumpy Dog

dog with cast Here’s my boy, back from getting his scary apparatus removed. He has a slick little lightweight cast and he’s stumping around like a champ. Poor guy, I didn’t realize those pins went all the way through his leg bones! The vet wanted to give me the pins as a souvenir but I passed — he was pretty sore that first night after they took the apparatus off, but he bounced right back.
Yesterday my local vet cut it off to change the bandages underneath and as we were lying on the couch watching dopey TV, I realized that the cotton batting had gotten wet in the torrential rains we’re having these past few days. Last time Owen got wet in a splint, his foot swelled up to twice it’s normal size and he got that bad toe rash. So, while we watched a little TV I had to blow dry the foot end of his cast — it took a while and although he fussed at first, eventually he wound up lying back with his eyes nearly closed, dozing as his foot dried out. So today he had to wear a bag on his foot, which made him very surly.

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