A BIG BIG thank you to everyone for your concern and sympathy for the plight of Beryl's tail. It is greatly appreciated by both of us:) I know it was only a bloody tail (literally for most of last week!) and it seems a bit weird me fighting to keep it when there are so many people who fight for the right to chop the tails off their breeds of dogs, but it was part of Beryl and her personality.
She spent most of yesterday languishing on her (my) death bed, so she would have me thinking:) I'd check on her every so often and give her some love which she was grateful for but no, she didn't want to go outside to the toilet. However, when I went to the bedroom about 5ish to put on my cruddy dog walking jacket she's instantly up on her feet, "oh, we're going for a walk now are we? Wait for me, I'm ready":) Miraculous recovery, lol. She's only had her tail chopped off, not major surgery, so I said she could come with us as long as she took it easy. I know she can pace herself and that's what she did, hardly broke into a trot but very happy to be with us.
I've kept a coat on her since picking her up from the vets yesterday morning as the weather has turned very wet and cooled down a lot. So I haven't really had a chance to check out how she looks with her cute little nubbin (I like that description Katy) of a tail yet ... but it's short!! And it's well bandaged. I'm looking forward to seeing it though:) She can still wag it as she demonstrated this morning when she was giving me the squirmy nuzzles:) Not that I could see much of what's left of her tail as the coat covered most of it!
OK, here's a photo I took this morning of the Princess, promise you won't laugh? We'll have a proper unveiling when the stitches come out in a couple of weeks and no doubt some video showing how she can still wag it and is looking as beautiful as ever:)
|Beryl, my stumpy tailed Greyhound Princess:)|
Frankie has behaved wonderfully through all this. He's been leaving Beryl alone and giving her the peace she needs. He probably knows he'd be well told off by Beryl if he didn't, lol! And he hasn't been pestering me for walks or attention. He's a good boy:)
Now seems like a good time to get back on the Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop
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