7.15.2010

July 15, 2010


White Dog watched angrily from her perch as Steve lead Quinn out and helped him into the car, leaving her behind. "Believe me," I explained, "you would not want to go along. He is going to the Vet and won't be home all day!" White Dog hates the Vet and the idea of The Other White Dog being gone for the day seemed like a bonus so she settled onto the cushion for a nap.

When our very nice and super competent Vet examined Quinn months ago as he joined our family, she mentioned that he was badly in need of dental attention. Additionally, he had a couple of small skin growths on his neck and side that needed removal and a closer look. We decided to wait until TOWD was a little more comfortable and acclimated to life with us before we would subject him to anything as potentially traumatic as the cleaning and surgery. Now was that time.

Although she pretended to be glad that her brother was not home, White Dog found several excuses to wander by his usual napping spots and jumped to her window perch every time she heard a bark or woof outside. She sniffed his food bowl (which was empty since he could not eat this morning) and nosed his blanket into a heap. White Dog almost gave her concern away when Steve brought Quinn home late this afternoon. She rushed past Steve and sniffed TOWD pausing and looking puzzled over the "window" in his fur and the nasty line of stitches where the tumor had been removed. She briefly touched noses with the gentle giant (who was drugged into happy land) before White Dog regained her composure and started barking orders at him.

We will know in 4 days or so about the skin growth. Dr. Julia said that she didn't see anything to worry about but there were "two or three cells" that she just could not clearly id...so better we err on the side of caution. Meanwhile, Quinn now has much better breath and a set of chompers that could make him a doggie toothpaste model!

13 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, Quinn, we can't wait to see your teeth.:) We hope your owie heals quickly. We wish you and Siku could've been with us in Napa.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

I hoe Quinn's boo-boo heals soon and that it isn't anything more serious. Getting your teeth cleaned does seem to make the humans happy...
Daisy Mae

Brian said...

My sisters and I will be sending purrs that everything will be
A-O-K!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed fur the results to all khome bakhk pawsitive!

We khan't wait to see THAT shiny smile!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Remington said...

Hope all is well with Quinn. Have a fun weekend!

Jacqueline said...

We are so glad the vet visit is over for handsome Quinn; we will purr loudly and cross our paws for his quick recovery and that his test comes back good...Happy Friday sweet friends, stay cool...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Keisha said...

Hope Quinn feels good soon. :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

When one of ours gets to go somewhere that the others don't, there is always the big sniffover to check things out when the pup returns home. We hope all is well with Quinn's results.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

TwoSpecialWires said...

Hoping Quinn is doing well. Just wanted to stop by and tell you that.

Off to sniff ...
Jake and Fergs

Sagira said...

I hope that everything comes back just fine.

Have a great weekend. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

I hope it is all OK, always good to err on the side of caution when it comes to our pups

Hansel said...

we hope that the lump comes back as benign- we're sure Quinn will be just fine. :) we will be thinking about him.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, since we are behind we already know that the growth isn't anything bad, but we wanted to just say hi anyway!