27 August 2008

Gussie Pix (not for the faint of heart, please!)

AHEM. While I am lounging in luxury on Aire Ruby's Anniversary Tour, Muzzer has promised to post some post surgery pictures for the ghoulish among us.

The first shot is of my little leggy. They shaved some hair so they could put a needle in there with a tubey thing in it. Then cold stuff came into my tiny doggy body, and after that, I don't remember too much. Muzzer says I also got fluid to help keep me hydrated, because I didn't get any water for almost 12 hours, and even then, I only got ice chips for a long time, only a few at a time. Boy, was I glad to see my bowl.

OK, these get yuckier as we go along.

This next shot is a side view of where I have been de-nuded of my manly dog chest hair, and you can see the tubes and the stitches, and some of the serum and bloody stuff that comes out. The yellow patches are from the stuff they painted me with! Did Picasso have a Yellow Period? This Doc must've been inspired by something.

By the way...I think Jackson and I should petition Dr. Snitchybug to make us chest toupees! The ladies don't seem to find my chest as awe inspiring as they once did. In fact, I think I heard Koobee giggling at it.

Ok, I promise this is the last one. For those of you who want to count stitches and stuff like that.

You can still see the outline of Rodney there, and a little bit of swelling, which hasn't changed since I came home from the vet place. And you get a better idea of how long it will be before my hair grows back in - natural curls and all.

Oh, and for those who are concerned that losing Rodney might put my standing as a substantial wire in jeopardy, NO WAY! Rodney was only about the size of a fist, and didn't weigh more than 2/3 lb, so I still have a wide (hehe) margin.

So, did anybody stick with me through this whole tour? Understand that I don't blame anybody who flipped over to read about babies and birds on someone else's bloggie. We posted these in case anyone else has to have this done, so you can check on here and see what it looks like.

Hey Folks....these ARE the AFTER pictures!



Jackson said...

Oooo, Gus! Your scar is going to be PAWSOME! Remember that I also have a neck scar from my tumour removal last year. We could be scar brothers! And I see you have a poodle leg too. Good thing J2 didn't see your photos cos he'd have passed out by now, hehehe! Anyway, how are you feeling pal? Milk it, it's got to be worth extra treats! JX

Lacy said...

w00f's Gussie, ouchieeee, dat hurted...mama iz sayin dat poor baby boy...me hopes u git the stitches out soon and u git back to normal...more treats sounds like a pawsome idea to me too....watt does ur daddy teach at school...u thinks he cood teach me to quit baking at squeerls and kats...

b safe,

Stanley said...


I'm not ghoulish. I just wanted to go through this with you ALL THE WAY... stitches and drainage gunk and all!

You are going to look even MORE butch and tough, man. I think you should get out and about as soon as possible (even sans chest hair), as such a bitchin' scar is bound to spark interest and conversation.

Goober love & smooches,

Joe Stains said...

dang dude that sucks. when do the drains come out? Mom had a fatty tumor removed from her neck when she was younger and had drains for about 16 hours and said it was terribly painful. Good thing she didnt look in the mirror during that time!

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Pal, We were brave and looked -- it reminded Mom of when I had my puncture sewed and they used black thread for the stitches on my shaved face. If you want to be ghoulish and compare, nekked skin and stitches, I could send you a photo :(

Your manly curls will grow back manlier than ever -- and we'll love you even more for what you've been through. It will make a great story when you take Ms. Snickers out on a real date!!

Hope it wasn't too hot for your dad's promenade in the afternoon sun!!

Jake and Just Harry

Daniella said...

Wow gus, that was pretty gruesome...what are those sticks coming out of your neck, the drains?? You are a very very brave boy!!!


Asta said...

You awe the bwavest boy..that is wuite a scaw..you and Jackson wule!!!!!!
All the giwls will wantto kiss it and make it bettew, but I'm not allowing anyone naw (xept Snickers) till youw dwains awe out...
I think Ruby was extwemely considewate to make that supew hooge, soft bed fow you on the plane..It was soo gweat that you could come along
smoochie kisses

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh poor Gussie,
That looks so sore & painful. I hope Snickers is taking good care of you & that Butcho is behaving on the plane for the anniversary tour for Aire-Ruby. Now don't drink too many of Lacie's pawtinis ok?? Tell Butcho he is in trouble when he gets home, that darn Great Blue Heron knew he left & tried to get my koi ALL DAY!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!

Harry said...

I am not scared of a bit of blood and gore! Are you being good and not scratching though? I hope so. You don't want towear the cone of doom as well as being baldy!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Petey said...

Man, you and Jackson are like ROCK STARS! Tough. motorcycle riding, Brando like rock stars. Me? Toughest thing I've undergone (aside from the big snip and really, how bad was that?) is getting handstripped a couple times a year!

Glad you're feeling better,

Your pal,


Faya said...

Oups....aïe....I am happy that you feel better my dear Gussie... I don't know why but my Véronique turned white....
Kisses, Faya

Agatha and Archie said...

Gussie you were so brave and the best patient ever..mr brother decided to look even thoughI told him not too,and Pl2 is getting the smelling salts..out cold....flat on his back with his legs up in the air....Love Agatha

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mitch is licking mom's face trying to revive her! What a brave boy you are, Gussie!
Not a day goes by that we don't think of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh my dogness, Gussie! We didn't know you when you had this done, and we didn't know about it until we learned about it on Butchy's blog. We are soooo glad you healed up well and got all your chest hairs back.

Whew. Those were some gruesome pictures to look at!

Jake and Fergi xxoo