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It never rains...
Bren adult
lil_shepherd
It has been a stressful day.

We took Bren for his first reasonably long walk since his op -- and it is going to be the last for some days. We'd come back through the village and were about to cross the road outside the pub when he stopped and held up his paw for me to make it better. We used an antiseptic wipe on it and there was blood, but not too much, so we cleaned it as best we could and made out way back home. Once there, we washed his paw and, when he started leaving bloody footprints on the kitchen floor, bandaged it. An hour or so later we checked the paw, and there was a lot of blood on the bandage, so we phoned the vet and took him in. Luckily, the paw didn't need stitches but had to be cleaned and properly bandaged (in a very sporty red that matches his lead), with antibiotics deployed. Next stop was the local pet shop because we needed a boot. The bandage has to be kept dry and the best way to do that is a plastic bag, but a plastic bag wears through within a hundred yards, so you need, as we discovered with Draco, a boot over a plastic bag. I bought a quite expensive one. Bren doesn't like it, but we had that problem with Draco and he got over it fairly quickly. Currently, though, we are trying to stop him chewing and this bandage and/or his stitches, despite him wearing a Buster collar. It's that looooonnnnng nose...

Currently, I am contemplating a glass of sherry...
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