Our handsome boy is muuuuuch better today. His eyes are sparkly, he bounces when he walks (until he remembers that it hurts to move too fast) and his appetite is back with a vengeance.
Here he is yesterday, hanging under the desk:
Today he spent the day in his crate while I was away at work, and tonight he is a bouncy, happy guy. He's always been the class clown around here, pestering the other dogs to play, using the cats as chew toys. He never bites them, per se, but he will put his mouth over their head and shoulders and drool on them. Whenever he grabs one of them they just sort of flop over and tolerate until he either lets go on his own or I catch him and tell him to knock it off. Here he is, reconnecting with his pal Tucker:
I'm sure Tuck CAN'T WAIT for Roscoe to start chewing on his head again.
His wound seems to be staying clean so far. When he wakes up in the morning and his pain meds are worn off he seems pretty uncomfortable but as soon as they kick in he's happy. Great, I'm turning my dog into an oxycontin addict...
His follow up vet appointment is tomorrow and I plan to take him over to Dr. P afterward so he can see how great he looks.
That's all for tonight, its time for kids to go to bed and me to empty the dishwasher and fold some clothes. More happy news tomorrow, I hope.
Oh, I forgot to add, I'm waiting to catch my across-the-street neighbor Bob, who is a local K-9 police officer, home off duty so I can talk to him about what happened. He'll be able to tell me what, if anything, can be done to find out who did this and what possible consequences might be. I do think, that even if there are no legal actions to be taken, as a neighborhood we need to make it known that discharging a firearm where we all have homes and children and pets is simply not acceptable. If someone was warding off a violent intruder -- sure. Absolutely. But Roscoe's not a mean dog. He's not aggressive. It just disturbs me that someone's first reaction to seeing my dog was to get a gun...am I crazy?