Monday, August 9, 2010


If I only had thumbs I could open this door and get out of here.
No such luck.

Ears back - universal sign of not a happy canine camper!
We went to the vets today - and it appears I get to go back tomorrow...

Turns out my bum (bloated) ear flap is indeed a "hematoma" - HOWEVER - it's not ALL my fault.

I have chronic ear infections. It happens to those of us blessed with floppy ears.
Apparently though - if the one in the household WITH THUMBS....(you KNOW who I'm talking about)...If she had cleaned my ears better and more often... I would not have been scratching so much...which would not have weakened the blood vessels....which would not have then burst when I shook my head after the fountain dive.

I'm sure I can work this for all it's worth.

Tomorrow I go in for the operation. I heard mention of 30 stitches and a conehead.
Mom drops me off in the morning - and will pick me up in the afternoon.

I've made her promise that she will do a post tomorrow night to let everyone know I'm just fine. (I do expect lots of hugs and rubs and maybe some guilt induced treat baking).

So the lesson learned here....CLEAN YOUR EARS....and it you can't reach - have the 2-legged ones do it for you! Pretend it's pampering!


JackDaddy said...

Oh my. I do hope they give you lots of ice cream to eat after your procedure. No wait, that's for tonsils. What do you get to eat after they mess with your ears? Maybe some corn. Get it. Ears of corn! :)

I hope that it is the easiest ear procedure they have ever had to do!

Lola said...

Oh, good luck tomorrow. I hope you don't have to wear the cone for long. Or at least that your Mom gets you a nice soft one in a fashionable color that goes well with your fur. I have major bad ear problems myself. It has to do with having tiny ears and really tiny ear canals in my case. My Mom cleans my ears but they still gt infected from time to time. Anyway, paws crossed that it all goes super smoothly and that you heal very fast.

lotsa licks, Lola

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Good luck on the ear thingy. And we hear ya' on the whole opposable thumb thing!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Hope it goes smoothly! Make sure you get lots of extra cuddles! xox

Kira said...

Murphy thinks this will be a prime opportunity for baked treats and extra cuddling, preferably on the bed, and maybe under the covers if it's not too hot.


♥I am Holly♥ said...

We sure hope everything goes well. Make sure you are pampered for weeks after the surgery! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

1000 Goldens said...

Oh my gosh, 30 stitches?! Poor Abbey :( I am going to be more diligent with ear cleaning too. Thanks for letting us know. Love you Abbs.

Sierra Rose said...

So sorry about the diagnosis! Our Golden Honey had chronic ear situations. You'll be better soon, we know :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose