I hated getting the stitches out on Monday but I'm glad they are gone! When I saw the vet with those sharp scissors, I tried to hide my butt in the corner so they wouldn't see it. Mommy kept telling me to lay still while the doctor removed them, but it HURT! I kept eye contact with her while they worked on my butt so she could tell me it was okay. She gave me the hand signal to stay so I tried to obey. She says I was very brave and did a good job of being still even though I jumped every time they poked me.
Now that the stitches are gone, I can sit and wag my tail without pain. I hope I never have to go through that again. It was worse than when I split my claw all the way to my toe this winter. I used to love going to the vet, but I'm afraid of those people in the funny coats now.
Now all I have to do is wait for my hotspots to heal. Mommy promised I'll get a new summer hair cut soon so I won't look so silly in back. Thanks to everybody who sent me get well wishes, especially Logan.