She walks around with two great big bald patches. There’s one in her groin too, but she won’t let me get at that. The growth there has been sent off for analysis. The Vet said they had taken a lot of the area surrounding it away, so if it turns out to be cancerous they might well have removed most or all of it.
The lump in her side was just another fat lump but as it was bothering her it was as well to remove it while they had her on the operating table.
She was only gone for five hours. Within a day she had recovered and now she is herself again. The only difference is that on these gloomy days the patch shines out like a traffic light, more visible than the rest of her from a distance.
Dogs are wonderful patients, Millie remained calm and seemingly untroubled, once she had recovered from the anaesthetic. Where humans make a tremendous fuss, dogs just accept what is. Millie has not even tried to bite her stitches and the big plastic collar is still sitting there, unused.
Ten days after the operation the stitches need to come out. I just hope that the Vet isn’t going to ask me to turn her over so that she can get at the soft belly.