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Pita, PITA!

Posted Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 5:44 PM

Does anyone know this dog? I sure don't.
I have not done a PITA update in a while. Mainly because she has just been PITA but nothing out of character. Well, this past Thursday PITA ran into something (probably going 90 miles an hour and up to no good but) she cut her chest wall under her left front leg about 9" long.

Now anyone with a floppy skinned dog may already know this, but the skin flops open at the point of the cut and it looked like she had a HUGE chunk of her side taken out. But, when you view it in a relaxed way, it was just a cut. However, PITA is rarely relaxed so I went looking for the chunk of skin to see what she had hit.

Well,as you can guess, I did not find it 'cause it wasn't gone, but she had to make a tip to the vet. Getting her in the truck was like lifting an 80 pound sack of potatoes with legs sticking out into the small front seat floor. Not pleasant.

Getting her out was not much better but we finally coaxed her into the vet's overnight area since she was going to have to be put asleep for the stitching.

I did not look forward to picking her up the next morning because I KNEW she would be another sack of potatoes. The young lady who planned to bring her out to us could not have weighed much more than Pita so I rushed around to help.

They were saying what a sweetheart she was and I was sure they had the wrong dog but out comes Pita, prancing like she is in a parade, comes over to me to say hello and then JUMPS IN THE TRUCK? JUMPS IN THE TRUCK AND UP ON THE SEAT! Hence, the picture of her after I closed the door.

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Now a follow up. Sunday little miss PITA pulls her staples out so back to the vet. The old sack of potatoes trick again. When we leave the vet she now has one of those cone-shaped collars around her neck and I am loving it.

Obviously she doesn't, so she runs into everything she can and two days later, the collar is hanging on in pieces and has to come off.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 3, 2010, at 7:26 PM

I'm glad she's ok though. I've got a border collie that has ringworm on the top of her nose, have you ever tried to keep a dog from licking their nose for 10 minutes. Yea not happening, I've been treating for 3 weeks now and think we might have to go to the pill treatment.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 8:28 AM

Boy, I am not sure how to protect the nose! Pills sound like the only way to get treatment in her system long enough.

As much as dogs use their nose to push things around, dig, etc., I am surprised that the nose does not get into more trouble. Good thing PITA does not read this blog.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 8:53 AM

They never want to get in the car to go to the vet or get out at the vets but when it comes time to leave they are all for getting in the car. Same with the cat in a carrier, they fight like crazy going in at home, don't want to come out at the vets but once they get out they can't wait to go back in. LOL. Glad Pita is ok.

-- Posted by Thatsmystory on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 10:12 AM

Thanks. Now if we could just get her to mellow out. Maybe Cheech Marin knows something we could give to her.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 11:22 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.