Hi everyone! I've had some issues with keeping the website alive--I am extremely tech-challenged--as well as issues with, well, laziness.
New news: Our dachshund mix managed to slice a big chunk out of his hide while he was chasing squirrels in the backyard. It cost over $500 to stitch him back up. And that's the SECOND time we had to do it. (Three years ago we spent another $450 to stitch up his leg.) Why do we spend so much on these goofy critters? By any objective measure it's crazy. And then we look into their big, brown, loving eyes and say...next time, slit your throat and bleed out in the backyard, doofus.
He's spent the last two weeks on "limited activity" which, apparently, means nothing to him. He's still bouncing around like a demented ping pong ball. I think the "mix" part is Mexican jumping bean. He's still chasing squirrels with rabid intent and barking at anything that moves. We're gonna get voted out of the neighborhood.
So far he's only managed to pop out one stitch, but he's still got another week before the rest come out. Without tranquilizers, I don't think he's going to slow down to heal.