Friday, October 21, 2016

Smooch's lumpy adventure

Except for a few ripped dewclaws and one altercation with a saber-toothed squirrel, 
Smooch has led a remarkably healthy, vet-visit-free life. But in this, her eleventh year,
she developed several bumps and lumps which I've been keeping an eye on, and 
this week it came time to have them removed.

There were five in all, the two pointed out above
and three along her right side.


I dropped her off at the clinic Wednesday morning to spend the day.
She was not pleased. She came home Wednesday night, still very drunk.
I took this video Thursday morning:


The cone is not her friend.



Smooch: How in the hell am I supposed to do my job if I can't see out the door?



Where there's a will, there's a way.



28 comments:

  1. Glad Smooch is at home and recovering. This getting old crap is not for the faint of heart, human or canine!

    Been waiting to hear! When you were in TorC did you get a chance to scope it out with regard to retirement?

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    1. I looked around town a little bit, then imagined the hordes of people arriving every weekend in the summer to go to Elephant Butte Lake, then crossed it off my list.

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    2. Hordes of weekenders/tourists would ruin paradise for me, too - but worse, because outright dangerous, is this kind of people: https://romp-roll-rockies.blogspot.de/
      (Today's post, "Frustrated". And another, similar post a few days ago. And more of the same, about a bunch of aggressive vagrants, a couple of months or so ago. Sad. Sorry if this makes choosing your retirement haven even harder.)

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  2. Poor Smooch! I'm glad she is safely home again. (And what pretty teeth she has!)

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  3. Sweet girl :) Feel better soon, Smooch! Hope all is well with the lumps.

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  4. Oh poor darling Smooch. Get well soon girl. You've got the best nurse in the world. Take advantage and ask for lots of treats. They should make you feel better. Mmmmmwwwaaa!

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  5. Glad she's home and the bad stuff removed

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  6. Poor baby....hang in there with that cone, it's for your own good. Hugs

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  7. Aw! Poor Smooch! May she recover quickly and easily and may the lumps be nothing concerning.

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  8. Poor Smooch. I hope she's better soon and doing her job again.

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  9. Love that it is called a comfy cone. Should have produced a sassy snort from her. She will be back on the job quickly. Smooch is such a good girl.

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  10. Sending super healing juju and love!

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  11. Poor thing - happy it's done. She'll be out of that cone in no time. Good girl, Smooch!

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  12. Not the horrible Cone! Get well soon!

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  13. Awww, poor girl. Heal up soon, Smooch, so you can threaten more snakes with those gleaming fangs!

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  14. Smooch has a great home nurse!

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  15. Comfy Cone? Are they kidding? It may not be stiff plastic, but it sure isn't comfortable for Smooch. Poor girl. She deserves lots of treats for letting you put that thing on her and letting you show us all her sore spots. I hope she heals quickly and can walk without pain.

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  16. Oh MY! Poor Old Girl. I hope she's feeling better and better everyday. My girl is 15 and when she was 11 she had all her lumps removed too. Teeth cleaned as well. She gave me the stink eye bad when i picked her up! XOXO to Smooch!!

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  17. Yes, as we all age we endure the indignity of odd things growing here & there on our bodies. Bet JCC is loving this - laughing his whiskers off!
    ~ Linda K.

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  18. Yay! So glad it's behind you both now! That sweet girl just melts my heart. Well, you both do, actually. <3 :-)

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  19. Fancy cone and embroidered,too? She looks good for all that cutting,etc. Such a good girl and love her smile!

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  20. Northern AB gal10/21/16, 1:22 PM

    Get well soon Smooch; don't forget to let mom know that you will be needing big beefy bones to keep those teeth clean, not the ones she brings home from her rides, but ones that she gets from the butcher. Plus it might keep your mind off those itchy stitches. oh yeah, tell her that Vit E. will speed up the healing and keep the itchin' down. :)

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  21. Awwwwww! Sweet Smooch. My Bali who was her twin had multiple lumps removed over the course of his elder years! Never any fun, but I was always glad to get them off.

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  22. Feel better soon, Smooch! And I hope it's a very long time before you see the vet again.

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  23. An American in Tokyo10/23/16, 6:37 PM

    Poor Smoochie-poo!!
    Please give her some extra hugs and kisses from me!!
    Get well soon!! =)

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  24. Poor Smooch! Hope she's feeling better. Be good so mom takes off the cone. :)

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