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SONY DSCYesterday, Gryffon had surgery to remove a mass from his elbow.  The vet’s office stitched it up and wrapped it.  They instructed us that Gryffon was not to chew or bite it, and the bandage should stay on for ten days.

In one evening, we re-wrapped his elbow four times.  We did it four more times this morning.

Stephan called the vet and told them the problem.  They said to come in and they’d rewrap it and put a cone on the dog.


When that was done, the clerk told Stephan it would be $9, which no one had told him over the phone.  “Why wasn’t that included in the original surgery charge?” he asked.  According to the office, “Not all dogs chew at the bandages.”

Really?  I’d like to meet those dogs.  Are they comatose?

Anyway, now Gryffon has no peripheral vision, and has a hard time getting around.  The bandage still comes off sometimes because he still scratches at it with his hind leg.

And he looks so pitiful.

SONY DSCPoor guy.  Nine more days to go.


About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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