This was a pretty emotional picture to take...she is on the mend and we have taken the bandages off to hopefully help it heal. She's still limping around and we won't let her run, but her licking it should speed up the healing...I hope. :)
We had a spring cleanup day on Tuesday. So beautiful out and we needed to do some tree trimming. (Free plug for Habitat for Humanity with his hat :)
Keeping branches trimmed and off the house will reduce the occurance of ants/spiders...until they find another way in! :)
The dog wanted to help.
Unfortunately there was an accident just as we were finishing up. I have yet to figure out how she did it or where she did it. (I just know the general area she was before I noticed her on the ground licking her wound.) She's got a terrible cut on her bottom pad...^ shape and very deep...and unfortunately, there's really nothing we can do. It'll be weeks before it finally heals, I'm afraid. It also means no playing in the mud/water or swimming in the lake this weekend. Poor thing is really pitiful and it makes me sad to see her so sluggish.
To add insult to injury, we had to subject her to the "cone of shame"...we just couldn't let her chew off the bandages until it's healed more. I know licking it is good for it, but it's just too deep right now to let her lick it. :(