A couple of days ago, we noticed that Peanut had a sore spot on his neck that looked like he'd been scratching there a lot. He's been rather itchy anyway, so I made an appointment with the vet to bring him in. The spot didn't seem to be bothering him and he wasn't currently scratching it, so I didn't think it was super urgent.

David, my friend who actually rescued Peanut from the highway, is visiting this weekend and took a look at it last night. He thought the same thing I did, that as long as it didn't seem to be bothering him, it could wait a day for the regular appointment.
But then last night Michael (the bf) noticed that the spot had turned into a lump and doubled in size in just a couple of hours, so it was off to the veterinary ER with Peanut for the first time. Peanut made friends with everyone there just by being himself, and after examining him, the doctor (who I hadn't seen before and really liked) said it was probably originally an allergic reaction to something, which he scratched until it turned into a hotspot. She drained it and sent us home with an antibiotic and an antihistamine. Eventually we have to try to figure out what he's allergic to, but she said we can wait a while on that, as long as he's doing as well as he has been up until now.

Anyway, Peanut is suffering in an e-collar today, which he absolutely hates, but he has at least already figured out that his head is a couple inches larger than it used to be and he has to stay further away from walls and fences to avoid collisions.
The doctor's notes on the paperwork begin with "Peanut is very sweet," so he's charmed another vet!
Side note when David arrived yesterday, Peanut went absolutely crazy, overjoyed to see him again. I guess it wasn't actually anything more than he does when Michael or I come back home, but extended in proportion to the length of time since he'd seen David, which has been a couple of months. I'm wondering if I should be jealous. :-)
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I'm wondering if I should be jealous. :-)

I'm glad Peanut's better and that it's allergies, rather than something worse.

As for the greeting, Bella cries when she sees DH come home (he could have gone to the end of the short driveway and back) if she is allowed to greet him at the door.
She comes and whuffs at me to make me come downstairs and greet him, too. She cries for just about anybody but me...
I was also interested, when I finally got to see one of the former puppies in person, that the puppy didn't seem to remember me. Her older brother did and thanked us repeatedly for giving him a puppy of his very own.
Anyway, Peanut is suffering in an e-collar today, which he absolutely hates, but he has at least already figured out ... larger than it used to be and he has to stay further away from walls and fences to avoid collisions.

Oppie had to wear one after eye surgery a couple of years ago. We took it off just about the time he'd gotten pretty good at navigating with it.
The doctor's notes on the paperwork begin with "Peanut is very sweet," so he's charmed another vet!

Aww - it's always good to have a dog who charms the vets. I think they spend more time with the dog. Oppie and Dylan always did, as did Gordo and Chile, once the vets figured out they weren't "typical" chihuahuas.
Side note when David arrived yesterday, Peanut went absolutely crazy, overjoyed to see him again. I guess it wasn't actually anything ... time since he'd seen David, which has been a couple of months. I'm wondering if I should be jealous. :-)

Peanut sounds like a really sweet little guy. I hope he recovers quickly.
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She cries for just about anybody but me...

Seriously. I too am taken for granted by my dogs, who are in LURVE with all of my friends.
Only ONCE have I gotten the "circular tail" from Zoe. And it just about brought tears to my eyes.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
I too am taken for granted by my dogs,

Well, at the end of the day, they fling themselves on top of me for deep sighs and pre-sleep cuddling, so it all works out.
I too am taken for granted by my dogs,

Well, at the end of the day, they fling themselves on top of me for deep sighs and pre-sleep cuddling, so it all works out.

Sure, sure, rationalize all you want to... Emotion: smile

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
Seriously. I too am taken for granted by my dogs, who are in LURVE with all of my friends.

You can watch Pan for me when we go to India. You'll see what ADORATION is all about. All you've got to do is step outside the house, close the door, turn around and come back in to have her throw a party for you. And the best part is that she's ho-hum in greeting visitors, and it's saved up for She Who Is The Center Of Her Universe.
Of course, I'm an ingrate because I don't find it necessary to be worshipped quite that much, and much prefers Khan's low key 'Oh you're back? Now feed me or take me out, Wench!' Woo-Woos and wooshy tail wags.

Suja
And the best part is that she's ho-hum in greeting visitors, and it's saved up for She Who Is The Center Of Her Universe.

Zoe actually is devoted to me in that way. She just doesn't greet me that way. I'm sure I've told the story of when I left her overnight at my dad's (whom she lurves) and she stayed by the door waiting for me to come back. I got a really big greeting that time a prolonged bout of the zoomies!
I don't mean to give the wrong impression my dogs are always happy to see me but they do take me a bit more for granted than they do our visitors. It's almost as if they're expecting me, or something...

It would be fun to have Pan visit but only if she bows to the majesty that is Zoe, who probably comes up to her knees.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
It would be fun to have Pan visit but only if she bows to the majesty that is Zoe,

Ain't gonna happen. She isn't called Da Big for no good reason. Her general MO is to not start anything, but if someone else does, she won't back down. Despite the fact that she has NO clue what the hell she's doing.
who probably comes up to her knees.

Couldn't be any worse than my brother's Boston (who comes up to her ankles), who decided that she didn't want Pan taking her sun spot, and decided it was a good idea to challenge her.
Suja
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