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Rule of thumb for a dog. Any ride by yourself can not be a good thing. I went downstairs, put on Rusty’s seat belt and leash, and loaded him into the Jeep. He was really excited until it hit him that he was alone. Then he gave me the “uh-oh” look:
And why was he getting to go on a solo trip. The V-E-T. But not just for a simple check-up. Nope, it seems Rusty had developed a hot spot and the vet had to clean it out. Not a great picture, but here is the idea:
We did not notice it until Sunday, so we took him in for the first appointment available Monday. The treatment itself is relatively easy, but there is a catch. That’s right, Rusty can not lick the spot for a week. And how do you prevent that?
That’s right, the dreaded cone. Of course, all of the other dogs are treating him with the proper respect.
NOT! They keep leading him on obstacle courses that are sure to have him collide the cone into solid objects. And, of course, they sit around him with their paws over their mouths snickering. Really! So Rusty plans to sulk for the rest of the week. Or, get really good satellite TV reception:
Everyone now – Poooooooor Rusty!
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