Friday, Vet Jerica called to tell us we could pick up Banjo. He is on the mend but, very sore. Here he is looking at me just begging a bit to be picked up and babied. Of course, I have no problem with his request.You can see the puncture wounds/bit marks on his back and shoulder where the Rott snapped on to him. Sixty stitches, 4 drain tubes, lots of bruising, 5 types of medication -- he has been my shadow since he got home.
Banjo spent two days riding the couch learning how to be a recuperating couch potato. Both boys and I swear he was watching the Nat Geo programming on 'Deadliest Predators;' probably wondering if he would see the female rott that took offense to his presence. Banjo has slept next to me since his return from the vet pushing right up next to me for security. I just feel so bad for the little guy. He is such a wonderful member of our family; we would be lost without him. By Sunday, he was starting to play with Saenz and Zephyr a bit following them around and slapping at him with his front paws.
This morning before it got too hot; Banjo and I sat outside in the shade. He so wanted to go with me to let out the chickens and feed the goats but, I left him in the yard. I just can not take the chance of one of them pecking his back wounds. What I find amazing is; he still loves the feel of the morning sun on his face and just sat on a knoll in our yard sun-bathing. He hold no grudges and is still just a loving baby.
Hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday he can get those drains removed. I can tell you one thing; Banjo hates the smell and taste of those 'nasty' antiboditics given to him. LOL It is a struggle for me to get him to take his meds just like our boys.
School is out for us until he mends.
Thanks for all your well wishes and kind comments.
Will keep ya'll posted on his progress..........
Off to ride the couch with Banjo!