July 21, 2014

White Dog gasped, "Oh my dog, Yo! You look..." My glare stopped her in mid sentence and the rest of the White Dog Army took the hint as they gathered around their brother.

YoYoMa had just returned from a long day at Dr. Julia's. We had too long put off doing his dental and today he went for that and to have a skin tag removed. My poor boy was still groggy and looked a mess with his shaved leg, missing patch of his ruff, and swollen cheeks. His face was matted with drool and he had tape residue that he was NOT interested in having touched to be cleaned off. He DID look scary, which was no comfort to Taiko, scheduled for HIS dental next week.

Yo was obviously happy to be home and plunged his face into the water bowl drinking copious amounts of water...and then throwing up. I held him wrapped in my arms and whispered to him. He sort of groaned.

The surgical work on his neck removed the skin tag which looked nasty not, thank goodness because it was tumorous, but rather because it lay under his collar where it had rubbed. Dr. Julia looked at it under the microscope and found it to be a common (to Eskies especially) fatty growth.

Yo had several teeth removed. Rescue dogs always seem to come equipped with the worst teeth imaginable and his had been ignored while we battled Quinn's seizures, and Nuka's wasting, and Oso's dementia. In retrospect, it wasn't fair to my Big Boy but these catastrophic illnesses really zapped our budget. He is on antibiotics and a pain reliever for the next few days.

We knew everything was going to be fine when Yet Another White Dog lined up with the others demanding dinner. As prescribed he got soft food only, including his portion of the lamb burgers the entire White Dog Army shared. He will be sore for a few days but now his teeth are sparkly white. The longer reminder will be the missing thick luxurious furs that will take months to grow fully back.

No jerky tonight for my boy, but I am hoping he will not mind leftover coconut ice cream instead.


ra husky said...

Aw Yo, woooos so handsome:) Rest well, woo will be all better soon,


24 Paws of Love said...

It will only hurt for a little while YoYo, then you'll be right back to your studly self. So glad momma's there to take care of you. We're glad everything went well and you are alright.

Brian said...

yes, a little snooze and a little ice cream will help! I am glad to hear all os okay.

Random Felines said...

purrs to Yo....but we bet the ice cream helped his recovery :)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Aw Yo, take care white fluffy mate. Hope you are feeling better real soon. There will be no worries about being cared for while you recuperate with your loving family around you.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Caren Gittleman said...

poor baby, hoping he is feeling better soon! Can't show Dakota this because he is going in for a teeth cleaning in the Fall

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Poor sweetheart feel better soon. I know you will though as you are surrounded by love xx