Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Miss Molly went for her surgery today. She's still a little nervous in the car but settled down fairly quickly. I was glad to see her positive reaction when she saw some other dogs at the office, as we weren't sure how she was with other animals. She of course was happy to see us when we picked her up, and after a small fit over the bill (they tried to charge me for a rabies vaccine she already had) we were on our way home. She was trying to get into my lap on the drive but I managed to get her to lie down. I know she's in pain and some slack in the car rules was allowed. As you can see she's sporting some clothing. It's to keep her incision dry and to keep her from pulling at the stitches. As she's an outside dog it's the best I can do. Hopefully she'll stay true to her nature and not go far from the house. I really don't want to have to take her back because she's pulled stitches out. I've seen it happen and it's not pretty. After staring at nothing for about an hour she finally laid down in her doghouse and is currently napping off the drugs in her system.


DesertHen said...

Ahhh, pats and hugs for Molly. Hope she leaves those stitches alone!

barrel_racer_82 said...

Do you maybe think she's nervous in the car because someone drove her out and dropped her off? Bad experience? We have a cat that is horrid in the car and we think it was because she was stuck in the fender of one for two days. And yes, it was being driven around with her in it. She didn't get hurt though, just hungry.