A no-good day

(((WARNING: This post contains a few wound photos that some may consider graphic. I will put warning before the actual photo, as well as a safe notation if you prefer not to see them. Really, they aren't too-too bad...but just in case.))

...it doesn't get much more no-good then being attacked by a bigger dog and then having to go to the vet's, does it?

That's just what happened to me today.

This other dog got it's teeth into my rear end area. When we got separated I got a check over and Mom found one puncture on my rear right leg.

She called my doggy doctor, and off we went to be safe.

Are you sure we have to be here, Mom? I mean, it's only a flesh wound...I'm perfectly fine. Really.
It was a busy day there and we spent some time in the waiting room, so Mom tried to cheer my up by taking a selfie or two with me.

However it wasn't long enough until we were called back into the torture chamber exam room and I was put up on the table.

Mom showed the puncture mark and the vet tech shaved me down around the area...and then found three more marks by the base of my tail.

That made four marks in total.



Seeing that it was super busy they told Mom she could go wait in the waiting area and they would clean me up and check me out in the back room. So off I went, and off she went.

When my vet took me back to Mom she was looking sad and alone in the waiting area, surrounded by three other big dogs who had come in. I was feeling pretty sad myself, having been put in a cone.

The doctor explain to Mom that the three marks on near my tail were all superficial and would heal up in a few days or so.  The deepest one, the one near my leg, she would need to keep an eye on. The doctor said it shouldn't happen, but if there was swelling to bring me back in as they would have to put a drain in.

Mom is crossing her fingers that there is no swelling...and I am crossing all my paws.

On top of the cone, I was also sent home with two prescriptions. One for inflammation, and the other an antibiotic to stop any infections before they have a chance to occur. 

One of the pills I take twice a day (a full pill in the morning and a half a pill at night) and the other just once a day when Mom gets home from work.

One the ride back home I found there was one good thing this shame-cone is good for...helping to pillow and support my head for a car ride nap.

Wes' Mom Note: Yes, Wesley rides shotgun with me in the car. I know it's awful and unsafe and he should be secured in the back. It's something to be fixed about my driving habits with him. Also, photo was taken at a delayed red light, which is why you see the car in drive. 
The cone didn't say on for forever once we got back home. Mom removed it so long as she could keep a good eye on me. 

Also, so I could go ahead and more easily eat my dinner. 

Since I was standing up, Mom took a few more pictures of my wounds. 

The ones at the base of my tail really aren't all that bad or deep...but Mom hates seeing them and says it breaks her heart.



The one on my leg is definitely...more. If the other one's break Mom's heart...this one makes her actually cry. 



Mom's heart hurts after this and she is most definitely worried about me. I'm telling her I'll be just fine but you know how Moms can be, right?

OH! There was ONE good thing out of this vet visit! Miss. Dr. Boothe (my vet!) said that my EARs, and HEART and TEETHS were all in super great condition!!



  1. Oh man....you really did have a rough day dude!! We hope you feel better real soon!!
    Get well soon Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. So sorry you have boo boos! We hope you heal quickly and with no problems. POTP
    Did you get the bad dogs license plate number! Bol! We do hope you won't be traumatized by this.

  3. How awful this is for you and your mom, Wesley. We're sending you lots and lots of healing vibes! We think ice cream could be very helpful ☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  4. Oh poor Wesley! Wurk this, this is good fur looks o' treats an lovin.
    Yule be fine, maybe even sport sum scars unner yur furs! Chicks dig scars!

  5. Oh Wesley....Why did that mean squirrel dressed in dog clothing get so mad at you? I'm so sorry you have boo boo's. Hope you heal up real fast so you can ditch the lampshade!

  6. Did that other dog break into your house and get you? ,...we are so sorry it happened to you, but we know you are a super strong little guy and you will be healing up real soon. Your momma did a great job taking you to the vet! stella rose

  7. Hey Wesley!
    Wow, I'm so sorry that mean ole bully put a bitey on you! Grrrr to that bad dog. I think that other bad dog should have to wear the cone of shame, not you. I bet your vet will have you all fixed up right away and you'll be feeling better. Sending you some POTP and healing vibes.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  8. Oh Wesley! We are so sorry that that big bad dog injured you. We are sending you some our our powerful pug POTP for fast healing and pug hugs for your mom - we sure know how mom's can worry about us.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. Wesley we are so very very very sorry you had this horrible experience. Bless your sweet little happy poodle heart.
    Lots of our furiends have had run ins with bad dogs of late. It is scary for you and your mom. thank goodness she got you to the vet lickety split the same day and you have been examined and given meds to help ease your swelling. I just hope and PURR you can furget this awful experience soon 'cause I know you are a friendly pup and look forward to walking about.
    Give your mom extra kisses for us too Mom's worry BUT that is their job
    Hugs madi your bffffffff

  10. Oh no!! Im so sorry and hope that you heal quickly!!


  11. Butts!!!!
    Oh nose Wesley, I do hopes you heal up real quick, what a nasty thingy to happen to such a sweet fella! You take good care
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  12. We've got our paws crossed, too. What a horrible thing to happen. Hope you got in a few punctures with your good teeth, too. BOL!

  13. Poor baby! I would be absolutely livid with the other dog and owner.

  14. We are so sorry! That is a terrible experience for a doggie to ever have to go through! We hope it heals well (and quickly) and that the other doggie owner pays your dogtur bill! We are glad your mom took off that cone of shame too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. WESLEY

  16. OH NOES!!!!!! Wesley, I'm sorry abouts your encounter with that meanie doggie!! If I ever find out who it was, I am gonna pharts in his face and he will be REALLY sorry then!!!! The nerves.
    I am sendin' lots of healing vibes your way, and lots of {{hugs}}}
    Ruby ♥


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