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Checkers the Rock Star

Discussion in 'Diseases & Illnesses' started by Ann, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Ann

    Ann Moderator

    Feb 25, 2008
    Western Connecticut
    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!

    Chex in Camo.jpg
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  2. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    what a special girl :) I know my vet tech loved Gavin, he would even jump up on her exam table before radiation. Her daughter would play games with him in the mornings before she went to school.
    She said some dogs were really mean to her :( Of course, they were hurting and just weren't happy about it.
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  3. KarenCurtis

    KarenCurtis Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Sandstorm here! checkers! yu is a brave dog! be proud!
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  4. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    Oh Ann, I am just over the moon happy for you and Checkers! What a girl!
    Sheltie Girl Power Rocks!!!

    Go Checkers!!!
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  5. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Premium Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Southern California
    Checkers is such a special awesome dog, Ann. I was wondering today how she was doing, so glad to see this update. Shelties really can be tough little dogs, which is funny because they are also so sensitive. Can't wait to hear that splint and bandage are done with and she can get around normally. I know you must be so relieved. :hugs

    When Brooke had a foot issue a couple of years ago she sported a very sassy tiger print bandage. However she did NOT approve and wouldn't leave it alone. We had to go buy an inflatable donut type collar to keep her from it. She actually liked the collar, she used it as a pillow. Too bad Faith got a hold of it and popped it.....:gaah :((
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  6. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Forums Enthusiast

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg Mb
    What a brace girl Checkers is! Very pretty bandage she's got!
    I know as Sharon said Shelties sure are tough dogs at the vet! I know with Finnie as sensitive as he is he never even flinched the last time he had his temperature taken:yuckyuck so Checkers is a real trooper to allow staples to be removed!
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  7. trini

    trini Premium Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    upstate ny
    Checkers looks great, Ann! So happy all is going well for her...she is one tough cookie. :)

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  8. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Gavin Cone.JPG much better than all the gruesome photos I posted of Gavin during radiation.
    Although the one of him with an XL cone was quite cute :)
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019
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  9. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

    Mar 29, 2008
    near Mobile, AL
    that is a satellite dish :winkgrin:
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  10. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    one could believe I needed an XL :) But with the Large he could use the edge of the cone to scrape the corns starch off his foot. I ended up using softer cones that were more comfy to sleep in but were heavy. and he had no problem eating with it one either!

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