I have a little confession to make, I got a tad crazy on Tuesday (well strictly speaking, that’s not totally accurate, I had a full flown episode of "irrational panicky pet owner" and blasted the crap out of a few people at not only this hospital, but also at my local clinic) so I wasn’t quite sure how I would be received. Not that I particularly cared, they may have my dog, but I’ve still got their money so they have to be civil to me for another day or so.
There’s a few things may notice in this photo:
- That’s a big bone (I bought it on the way up)
- She now has a cute red bandage (that’s the broken leg)
- There’s also a boring white bandage (that’s the lacerated leg)
- There’s no water in that bowl!
It’s becasue of No. 4 that I have decided to bring her home tomorrow rather than keep her there until Monday as originally planed. Geezes! The first rule of dog ownership is to ensure adequate drinking water at all times. Now, not being a vet, I asked if there was some reason why she didn’t have any water (not in a snotty way, I thought there really may have been a reason), but he said there wasn’t. I got her some and she drank it like she hadn’t had any in quite a while.
So, without making a big deal, I asked if she would be ok to come home tomorrow, and he said she would. On the way up I bought this…
I figure I can provide a better level of care than I saw on display up there anyway. Plus she got a bit distressed when I left her. Also, they said I could take her for a walk outside if I wanted so I thought, "what the heck?", and so I did. She wasn’t all that mobile but she was ok. What she was however, was bursting for a pee. I couldn’t believe how much she had in her (and it calmed me down a little as they’d obviously been giving her water, but still, I think I’d give her better care anyway).
And just finally, a picture of her new hairstyle…
And as a special treat, I’ll have all the x-rays tomorrow so we can really see what’s going on!
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