Richter had his first recheck at the vet's office last night and a bandage change. About noon yesterday his splint slipped down, so we went with a different type of splint this time, hoping it will last longer. We're aiming for 2 weeks with this one. His toe was a bit swollen and he didn't especially enjoy the bandage change, but he was SO good. The peanut butter he got to eat during the procedure didn't hurt
Right after the bandage change he got to see his favorite girl, my vet's Aussie puppy, Nikki. She's a gorgeous show girl, just a little older than Richter. Getting to see Nikki made him forget all about his toe, and he was all wiggles. He thinks Nikki is VERY pretty
Sadly, of course, we couldn't play, but he did get to give her some kisses.
Also, he got a new toy for being such a champ, a pink pig that is a Mighty Dog stuffy, so it's pretty tough (Shanoa can still destroy one of those in minutes, but he can't yet). He used to suck stuffed toys before he came to us, but hasn't with us yet. Apparently I just hadn't given him a toy worthy of sucking...the pink pig was sucked for a long time last night as he drifted off to sleep
Of course, photos:
Please do not photograph me right now:
New splint wrap has chickens!
A boy and his pig: