Monday, March 19, 2012

spring shots, tongue update, Cairo at the beach (again)

Today was Spring Shots, Round 1. Lucy was her normal superstar for the vet to do his thing. She got a blood-draw for her Coggins, and she got the Rabies and EWT vaccines, and she practically slept through the whole shebang. In addition, the vet checked out a bump I found on the inside of one of her back legs and determined it was a cyst and I didn't need to be worried about it unless it started growing. He also checked out her tongue to make sure it was healing properly. This is what it looked like today:

So if you can imagine that, but three times the size, plus lots of blood, that's what the original wound looked like.

The wound currently looks very healthy and is healing quite well. It has closed up considerably and thank goodness there doesn't seem to be much scarring so far. What is left of the injury isn't bloody or raw; it's pink and filling in nicely. My vet said I didn't even need to rinse her mouth out anymore.

Lucy got the rest of the day off to sunbathe in the 80 degree heatwave we're getting (I AM SO HAPPY) and Kenny and I took Cairo to the beach again:

she was so happy

taking a moment to snuggle with my handsome husband

people were out walking in shorts and t-shirts. I wasn't quite that brave, donning
a long-sleeved shirt, but I did wear a skirt!

she started doing the puppy scoot/run thing, you know, where they just go
absolutely wild

she promptly got a bath when we got home. I don't think you can blame me...

If I were a lion, I'd be scared.
It's going to be in the high 70's/low 80's allllllll week here. I am PSYCHED :D


  1. I may not be afraid if I were a lion watching her run like a chaotic pup, but I would be incapacitated by laughter! LOVE the shot of her back legs shooting past her front!

    1. she really was so funny to watch. complete strangers stopped and watch her zoom around, and around, and around! everyone was cracking up. I wish I had gotten it on video!

  2. Good news about Lucy and I LOVE your dog!!!

  3. That wound looks good and it's amazing how fast the mouth can heal. I totally know that puppy scoot thing, Mason does infrequently as he's getting older but it came out the other day when I bathed him at the barn! It was adorable.

  4. Haha, I love the scooty-butt run. Must be fun to watch your giant dog do it, lol.

  5. Holy cow, that was quite a cut! So glad it's healing so well.
    What a face that dog has! He smiles!


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