Friday, 27 February 2015

Another Trip to the Vet.

Woof everyone. I hope you are all keeping well.

I know I keep bringing bad news to you and I hate to do that. Oh well. Here’s a little bit more.

Recently, my humans were noticing that my gait wasn’t quite ‘normal’. I used to walk like John Wayne, but something must have happened, resulted in me walking in a different way. The change wasn’t so alarming until the past couple of days when I started to limp badly. So, off I went for another trip to the veterinary.

Once there, I was given a thorough check-up and had some x-rays taken. The results showed that my right fore-leg had a fracture and my left fore-elbow was inflamed. We don’t know what caused the fracture but the vet said that the inflammation was due to “old age”. (“Excuse me? Who are you calling old?”)

Here are some photos of me at the vet’s seeking treatment.

Once she had diagnosed the problem, the doctor had to put a cast on my right fore-leg.

If you remember, I used to get pretty lady nurses to fuss around me on my previous visits to the vet. However, this time it was a bit different…

…I GOT A BOY NURSE! Where are all the pretty girls that used to tend to me? Urgh!

Oh well, I guess it doesn’t matter. I love girl nurses, boy nurses, girl dogs, boy dogs…whatever. In short, I’m a ‘try’sexual; I’ll try anything!

Anyway, back to the matter in hand (or paw). The vet soon had me bandaged like a mummy.

Once the plaster cast was finished, the pretty doctor cut a bit of an opening so that I would feel more comfortable.

Then, I got a shock. The finishing touch was in HOT PINK! Nooooooo…

As you know, pink is not my favourite colour. I have had a bad experience with it previously. You can find out more about it here.

While all of my administrations were going on, Dad was sitting in the background; sniggering at Yours Truly getting bandaged in pink.

But Dad’s really not that evil. Here he is, giving me nice strokies while I was getting treated.

Actually, I don’t look too bad in pink. What do you think?

So, my right fore-leg will now to be strapped up with a plaster cast for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Ho-hum! It’s not so bad. Anybody want to come and sign it?

Anyway, I was given some anti-inflammation medicine and I have to go back to the vet’s in a week’s time to change my dressing. I’ll let you all know once I’m fully recovered and springing around again.

Bye for now.



Angus said...

Homer - You are a fine family fellow. It's good to see you getting the fracture sorted out. You have a world wide fan base rooting for you !

Lynette D said...

Poor baby! Are you sure you need those boy parts, after all, are you gonna use 'em? (tee hee)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Homer, Phantom says it is really tough getting old. He has lots of trouble with his back legs. We hope that cast and those meds will help you feel better. The pink isn't so bad - your cast almost looks like a candy cane.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Jake of Florida said...

Homer, In pink or not, you are a hero. We hope you will be better soon and are sending you wirey love.

Just Harry

Mitch and Molly said...

We think you look just fine in pink, Homer, and we would love to sign your cast! We hope the 2-3 weeks goes by quickly for you.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Any time our vet says anything about age, our Mom promptly replies that the vet is probably older than whoever is in question (I mean, I'm not even 7... I bet our vet is WAY older than that!).

We know pink isn't your favorite color, but we think you look dashing regardless! Get well soon!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Miranda Rowlands said...

Get well Homer, Sakura and Kyoto send their best wishes. I hope your PINK candy cane cast comes off soon and you're ready to run around again soon.

Paw Paw you.

The Bearden Pack said...

Hopefully you are doing better now. Sucks to be in a cast hopping around with no crutches.

How Sam Sees It said...

Oh, poor pup! We hope you are feeling better by now - how is it going?

Monty and Harlow

Jill, Henry & Alfie said...

Hi Homer, Henry and Alfie send their best wishes, and hope you feel better soon. We think pink is quite becoming! Both Henry and Alfie had minor operations just before Christmas, for removal of lumps. Henry's turned out to be an inflamed hair follicle, but Alfies was a bit more nasty. Both recovered now thankfully. As Henry is 11 and Alfie is 10 they both agree that you're not old at all! Take care, Jill, Henry and Alfie xx