Nearly two weeks after surgery to remove the tumor on her leg that required a skin graft, Checkers finally got most of her staples out today. She's doing great, and the techs made little purple vet wrap hearts for her sassy camo bandage because they said she was the bravest patient ever. Their last dog to get staples removed (a Lab!) had to be anesthetized, but Checkers never moved or flinched while they pulled out some 20 staples. What a tough girl! The splint will come off on Monday, and the bandage will stay for another week. Then hopefully she can start to get back to normal. We can't wait!