Friday, November 17, 2006

Dapper Pap

Pappy with CummerbundSince Pappy was stitched up Saturday, he's all but back to normal. The vet's dressing has stayed clean and intact so we've left it on. It looks sort of natty, like a cummerbund, as opposed to pathetic, like a row of gruesome stitches and a big shaved patch. Somehow the latter always makes me think of those plastic cones and sad looking dogs, and I'd rather have happy Pappy.

The materials of the dressing include this rubberized, space-age, self-adhesive yellow bandage. Very cool, I may just have to hang on to that stuff. A couple of times the bandage has slipped down a bit exposing Pappy's stitches, which he immediately sets to licking. At 5AM yesterday we started hearing slorp-slorp-slorp-slorp-slorp from the foot of the bed, and I had to get up and jigger the tight bandage forward to cover the stitches back up. Yes, I've heard the stories about the coagulant and antiseptic properties of dog saliva, but Pappy's already fully coaguled and anticepted. With his OCD, he's more likely to undo the stitches and start pulling out organs than "heal himself the way nature intended".

With the wound uncovered, I got a pretty good look at the outcome of his weekend misadventure. Impressive. Lotsa big stitches. It's a shame Halloween is past. With a few more bandages he could have been a puppy mummy, or unwrap him and he's Frankendog's Monster.


Tin Tin Blogdog said...

I think you look rather dashing there Pappy.

Nothing like a wound and a big ole bandage to get the humans all gooy and protective.

As long as there are extra treats, that's fine.

Hope you continue to recover, doooog.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Jojo's Mom said...

Hey Pappy. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Crusher the Pug has passed away. I was told he was hit by a car. We're all very sad at our house.

Pappy's Fella said...

Boy that's sad. He was such a good little guy.