I was going thru some Christmas pics from Shasta's first Christmas - 2006 - she was about 10 weeks old. I know I have talked about it before but to refresh memories or if someone is reading about it for the first time - the pic was taken over at my sister's where we went for Christmas Day. The 2 Westies are my sister's - Bailie & Kailie. Anyway, before we left our home, Shiloh'n Shasta got to open their gifts from Santa Paws and a couple from mom - they each also got a stocking to go through. Each stocking had several treats in them - treats that were just loose/not wrapped or packaged. A treat fell out of Shasta's stocking and she went after it like any dog would. Well, maybe Shiloh was thinking - what does a little pip-squeak pup know about treats (more likely it was just instinct or desire to eat) but anyway Shiloh beat Shasta to the treat and in the process besides barking at her, Shiloh also ended up giving Shasta a little nip on her ear. At first, it looked like no lasting damage or anything needing a vet was done however after we all had been at my sister's for awhile, we noticed that Shasta was acting a little lethargic and upon closer inspection of her ear, there was a little puncture wound on the lower part of her ear which
was oozing just a wee little bit,
we ended up going to the 24hr. vet - Shasta spent her first Christmas with a stitch in her ear.
(and probably wondering
what kind of a family she was now a part of)
I am not sure but I think this pic may have been taken BEFORE our trip to the vet. I didn't realize the look on her face until AFTER the pic was uploaded. Here is a close-up. Here is a tag I had made from a pic I had taken after our trip to the vet-
(I think puppies have this innate ability to
know when to turn on that
"poor me" look)
PS - We are having Thanksgiving tonite since my nephew is leaving early Thursday morning to fly down to Phoenix - part of work with the women's volleyball team at our local university - the team is playing in a championship tourney. I will be spending most of Thanksgiving Day watching the parades and decorating.