Join Date: Sep 2007
Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 3 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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We--the dogs, that is--have had a couple of surgeries for lipoma or lump removal.
Katana for a lipoma that was developing right behind and somewhat under her shoulder/upper arm muscle and threatened to interfere with her (constant) motion; another on Kip to remove several bumps, one on his chest right where there was the most pressure when he lay down and a couple others which seemed like they were in easy reach territory and likely to get picked at.
Katana's was slightly problematic simply because of its location, on her ribcage so it was tough for her to lie flat, and also where it pulled (I think) a bit when she lay in a more upright position. And she was active and a bit nervy, so there was no such thing as resting, no matter what.
Seems like I remember Kip's as being part of a general remove all lumps and bumps surgery. Not really--we left some behind, but the surgery's main reason was to remove a couple of histiocytomas that were becoming quite irritated and raw (Kip was a picker) and a couple of lipomas bit the dust at the same time. He had another surgery to remove a lump/skin tag/something or other, on his lower eyelid which threatened/had started already to rub on his eyeball.
It's funny how you forget a lot of those things once they're done and in the past. Healing was uneventful for the most part, so I could put away the memory as soon as I finished paying the bills.
Tell Spocky that he'll be free of all those restraints soon, and in the meantime, spoil him rotten. As if you need me to tell you that.