In my last post, I detailed our very rotten Monday that started with a nasty dogfight at the park and ended with Babe having a bloody paw.
That was a terrible beginning to the week. But I’m happy to report that things have improved since.
First to report: The dog park has been MOSTLY chill since the aggressive Monday scare. I mean, there was a little scuffle on Thursday, but it was nipped in the bud immediately by responsible and super cool pet owners.
Banjo has enjoyed many games of fetch and rumpus sessions completely incident-free.
Second to report: The Pig Dog is always a bit of a snoozer compared to her energetic young sister, but we’ve been really limiting her exercise this week to keep that wound from reopening.
Poor Babe; paw injuries are simply the worst!
For the first 3 days, we kept a clean cotton bandage (replaced by the good doctor Ivan) wrap on her paw with a red stretchy bandage sock to protect it. (Though that sock got dirty nonetheless.)
Afterward, we removed the bandage and have been keeping an eye on the cut. Babe doesn’t lick it often and it’s healed to the point where we don’t have to worry about bleeding any more.
She’s run out of antibiotics from the vet, but we think she’s on the mend!
Meanwhile, with all of the extra snuggling and loving and attention Babe’s been getting, Banjo has been finding other means to occupy herself, including diving to the very bottom of her toy box to find a squeaking, horned, chunky-footed ball that she hasn’t touched for months.