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Monday, February 02, 2009

Boydog update

The vet today took out a 5cm/2-inch-wide hunk of skin off boydog, trying to remove all of a suspicious "growth" or "mass." Scary words ... they think he had cancer -- but it'll be another week before we know what's going on. So far, everything's looking pretty good. Turns out Chewie even had enough extra loose skin hanging around that he really doesn't miss it.

One bit of irony: His beloved mom-away-from-mom, Aunt Karen from the kennel, also works in the vet's office. And she was talking about boydog and how nice "she" did in surgery, she, she, she. And we thought, hrm. And then the vet, the guy who was poking and prodding and cutting our little lad, referred to him as her. Aieee! Poor little guy loses a bunch of skin, gets a ton of hair shaved off, loses every shred of dignity, and then is repeatedly mistaken for a girl by several animal professionals. Poor kid.

Especial thanks to Uncle Patrick the veterinarian and Uncle Ben, who let dad take the day off to look after his little boy.

Special update


It's benign. He might get some more, but our little guy's going to hang around for many years barking at the mailman.

Anyway, we'll give Chewie lots of love. =) Here's some photos:
DSCF3345 from album 090202-Chewie after surgery
DSCF3345 from album 090202-Chewie after surgery

That doesn't look too bad, right?

DSCF3352 from album 090202-Chewie after surgery
DSCF3352 from album 090202-Chewie after surgery

(Sasha and Isabella are keeping him company here)

DSCF3350 from album 090202-Chewie after surgery
DSCF3350 from album 090202-Chewie after surgery

Ack. Poor kid.

We've also got some photos from the last few weeks we still need to post of, well, happier things, but we'll get to 'em later.

2 Comments:

  • Mike, is your server down? I can't see the pictures... And great to hear about Chewie :)

    By Anonymous Melissa, at 4/2/09 03:34  

  • Whoopsies! Thanks for your help and patience in finding the problem! We'll have to get you some Webcam time with Bellabear so you can catch up. =)

    By Anonymous dad, at 4/2/09 07:30  

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