Henry has had his hips x-rayed today and is now home from the vets. For this the dog has to be put under full anesthetic. The green bandage on Henry's leg is to stop any bleeding, after they have removed the needle used to administrate anesthetic into the vein in the leg and can be removed after a short while, which Henry started to do once we got home and I finished the job for him, rather than have loads of little bits of green bandage and cotton wool all over the place.
It is a six week turnaround for grading, so won't know for a day or two the results, the vet was non-committal on the x-rays, which I can understand, but did say he thought they looked okay and the dog was worth grading, because apparently the nurse who released him to me said, "If his hips were bad he would say and tell you the dog is not worth grading and should not be bred from really."
Leaving your dog in the vets is never nice and equally it can be very stressful for your dog in a strange environment with strangers and then having an anesthetic which can be very disorientating.
When I picked Henry up the nurse said, "He had been very well behaved and was a beautiful looking dog", and the receptionist I paid said, "Oh, Henry is yours, I've just been cuddling him, he's lovely."
The photo above though of Henry I think conveys his feeling on being left in the vets today and over dosing it with a load of anthropomorphism, if he could talk I think he might say, "I don't know if I can trust you any more ?" Hopefully some good old cuddles and a few treats will get him back on side.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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