Or, today is the day the sun came out. You know… “The sun’ll come out tomorrow…”?
Gretchen was bitten on January 21. Things were pretty scary for about a week, especially when I had to leave her for emergency, wound-cleaning surgery. Granted, my background is in human emergency medicine, but I know what infection and skin decay can mean.
That tiny dark spot just about center of the photo? That’s all that’s left of her once almost flank-length incision. (You can see that wound here.)
Even Saturday, when the stitches came out and the hole remained, I was upset, but dogs heal faster than humans as a general rule, and so here we are, in a MUCH, MUCH better place.
Don’t tell the vets, but the Knight voted and wee one is cone-less, with Sissy again today, finally. Both dogs were tired of being separated, and Gg hasn’t bothered what’s left of the wound in a couple of days.
They had a big outing yesterday, going to the firehouse for a visit. Gg made a new friend, and I wish I had made a video for you. A cute little toddler in a PANK tee and my little girl in her pink sweater (shown here) and PANK 4′ leash were a cute pair, especially when the little human was “howding her”. Gg wasn’t sure about being away from me, but she cooperated, twice. Then, both girls hung out in the gym with me while I ran on the elliptical. Again, I wish I had gotten a photo of Sis checking out the Stair Master – the kind with the real steps that roll, escalator style. I do believe if I’d turned it on, she would have walked with me, but I wasn’t interested in encouraging behavior that could land us back at the after-hours vet!
Thanks to all for the support and for caring about me and my fur-babies. I hope the sun is shining for you today too!