Spelling Bee Word

photo.JPGI can never remember how to pronounce, much less spell sebaceous.  That’ll change, as Sissy now has two such cysts we’re watching.   Dr. D has already warned me – and Sissy – that the one near her “armpit” might have to be removed if it grows or begins to interfere with the harness and/or Sissy’s athletic pursuits (otherwise known as *MY* walks?).  I found the first one, the one we’re watching, before her annual exam, but neither Dr. D nor I could find it during said exam.  Then a few days ago, I found another one on the outside of a rear hip, so Dr. D wanted to take a look … and a sample to assure all is well.

And it is.  Quite well indeed.

photo.JPGSee the purple circle?  The cyst, about the size of a green pea, is in there.  Dr D chuckled and thanked me for marking it so it was easy to find.  The joke was on me though; I couldn’t find the one I just *KNEW* was on her rear hip “in the white area”, but the awesome vet tech found it… on the opposing (left) rear hip.  It’s a little smaller, and in my defense, it’s deeper AND in the white part of that hip.  Anyway, it was found and sampled.

Sis also got what I’m learning is Dr. D’s routine “while you’re here” go-over.  She asked if all was well with the eye, gave it a little look, flipped each ear around, shoved her nose in each ear to assure they were as healthy as they look, etc.

photo.JPGSissy was – as almost always – a VERY good, cooperative patient.  She does go to the vet often enough that she has this rather rude notion that once the vet leaves the room – and she knows a vet from a tech, somehow (the white lab coat?) – she’s DONE.  And I mean D.O.N.E.  That means we should exit the exam room and LEAVE.  So… she was impatient and fussy while we waited on the lab results.  Silly dog.

Yeah, that photo was taken before Dr D came in the first time, while Sis was still being patient.  You might note that I had to sit in the corner on the bench so that The Queen could sit where she could see out the window in the door.  It’s all about keeping the DIVA happy.

Anyway, hooray for great vets and good lab results!


5 Responses to “Spelling Bee Word”

  1. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning Says:

    As Dakota aged, she had lots of those sebaceous cysts. She had a few removed when she would have her teeth cleaned. Now Phantom has a few – one nasty one on the top of his head – it just oozes and oozes. But Mom doesn’t want to risk anesthesia with him for just that. Mom once had a small cockapoo who was loaded with them. Every time she would go to the groomer, they would get nicked no matter how many times Mom warned them.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. Mitch and Molly Says:

    That’s right, Sissy – the diva should always come first!
    We’re so happy to hear good lab results!

    Love ya lots,
    Molly and Mitch

  3. Nancy Says:

    I love the photo of Sissy – such fabulous posture – a true diva!

    Definitely happy to hear good news.

  4. HoundDogMom Says:

    So glad the lumps were nothing serious. I am always giving mine rub downs to feel for anything wierd. Sounds like the new vet is working out good. I need to spend more time on my blog and visiting others instead of that FB stuff. Sniffs, The HoundDogs and Mom

  5. gmariesews Says:

    Horray indeed. And our vet does the same thing, regardless of why they are coming in – full exam.

    *side note * we are having the carpet on the stairs cleaned today. And Beau is back on the loveseat, just watching them on the stairs. Funny* g

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