the other day after our river walk, i noticed angus licking his paw a lot. that's usually indicative of a cut or something, so i got down and gave it a good look. he had split one of his nails and it had torn all the way back to the base, exposing the quick (OUCH). it was quite tender and he didn't want me messing with it. (i still have scars on my leg from the last time i cut his nails, so i didn't want to mess with it either, believe me!)
a call to the vet to see if i could super-glue it back together ended with my making an appointment to take him in yesterday. the vet took one look at it and asked me, "can you leave him for a few hours? we'll need to give him some local anesthesia and trim it all the way back." well, of course i could leave him for a few hours, and i was glad i had been able to get him in before the weekend.
i return to pick him up later and he's so groggy he can hardly stand up. i'm thinking they had to knock him out all the way to do anything with that toe! poor guy, he has a big bandage all around the foot up to his knee! i can hear him walking because the bandaged leg makes a "thud" sound on the ground. he was out of it all last night--very uncharacteristic for this little superball of a puppy--who, by the way, now weighs in at 44 pounds! no wonder it knocks the wind out of me when he pounces on me in the mornings!
this morning he is almost back to normal, and i've explained many times that he musn't chew the bandage off. it's freakin' SATURDAY and all you pet owners know that one definitely doesn't want to visit the vet during emergency hours. i have to go to work soon....fingers crossed that he leaves it alone!
the funny thing is, i took my quarter jar to the bank yesterday and was amazed at how much was in there. i figured i could send some to chris to help finance his next plane ticket (much easier for him to come here than vice-versa)....that, plus the vet bill yesterday, has wiped out the total amount that was in the quarter jar....so i am thankful that i've been saving quarters for the last few years!
today the jar has 2 new quarters in it. starting over yet again....every single day.
in honor of all the brou-ha-ha about immigration recently, i rented A Day Without A Mexican last night. it's funny and very thought-provoking.
make it a wonderful day!