Waking up at 2:00am
I wanted to say thank you for all the well-wishes for my little pup, he is in recovery mode after the surgery yesterday.
poor little guy.
He went in to get fixed but then the vet noticed that he still had some baby teeth that his big Boy teeth had grown in over, and they all needed to be removed. We also decided to splurge for the laser surgery in the little guy as that is less recovery time and less pain for them. Now, I know people say getting the laser surgery upgrade is just a waste of money but we really did not want to take that chance, you know....if he could hurt just a little less, well that is money well spent, right?
SO last night we brought him home after missing him all day, he was sleepy but good, not licking at the wound at all so we did not have to put that awful collar on him. Well as the night progressed and his "good meds" wore off, well lickey-lickerson went to work on himself.
Now again I have heard mixed things about this, some say that if they have the laser surgery then it is ok for them to lick themselves as there are no stitches to f with or rip out. So please, please....if any of you know ANYTHING about this could you let me know.
Since by the time he was doing this the vet was long closed, we decided to put him in the collar to keep him from licking....now keep in mind Scribble is somewhat feral, he can;t even stand being in his dog collar, so putting the big thing on him, well....he hated it.
If he was being held it was fine, the second he was put onto the floor he just went wild, it was sad.
I should be tough, I should say to myself, well...he needs to get used to it, it's for the best. He's a dog, this is what they do. But you see, he's not "a dog", he's "our dog".
So with a sad little look to my bubs I said "no bubsie, no...take it off"
and Scribble was free, and back to licking.
so my bubs was holding him because there is no licking when being held, and I was on the computer trying to find some way to justify that him licking was ok, or a way to get him to stop without the collar.
I did find a few things about people putting their dogs in pants, or t-shirts to keep them away.
Finally....justification to put Scribble in an outfit.
I tell my bubs, and think to myself that if I can only get through the night I will walk to Petsmart in the morning and get him some sort of puppy clothes, hopefully baseball themed.
But how to get through the night?
My bubs on the other hand, got right to work, he handed me le pups and went to the mean cheese's playroom and brought out her box of baby doll clothes.
Out came loads of little skirts, a plaid hat, rain boots...all adorable, but none would work. My bubs was excited about the little denim jacket, but still it was not right....my bubs looking forlorn said "the problem is, these are all girl clothes"
but then he found in the bottom of the box, a baby "onesie" made for a real baby and then used as baby doll clothes.
This could work.
I told my bubs to cut off the sleeves and feet, and with that, we made a little jumper for Scribs. Now, the jumper is pale pink flowers but does look remarkably like a hospital gown, well a gown for a woman, but still.
it worked, he fussed for a minute but them immediately fell asleep, I think he likes being in it, like he is being cuddled.
so there you have it.
He slept though the night, I wish I could say the same for myself, I woke a little after 2:00am after falling asleep around midnight, my mind is racing with wedding preparations and puppy recovery and the anxiety of my bubs now not being able to find his divorce papers....
it never ends.
I think I may need to nap, soon....but still I am worried about the puppy. He was taken out of the outfit this morning and after a little while went back to licking so he is back in the frock.
how long will it be like this? Seriously anyone with any experience with laser neutering please let me know.
ok, enough babble....I will try later to snap a picture of him in the onesie, it is both sad and cute.
**the photo right now is two new pieces in my shop, I think they might be my favorites ever...I am really proud, they are in my etsy shop now, but if they are not sold in a couple weeks they are going to be shipped off to a gallery. (more on this later)
edit.....photos now taken of Scribble in his "get well soon outfit"