Diggs was so happy to see us after we returned from Thanksgiving, but sadly, he’s not so happy anymore. Meet Diggs, aka The Conehead, resting on his comforter “bed” in the living room.
Why is he in a cone, you might be asking? We boarded Diggs over Thanksgiving so he wouldn’t be stressed traveling in the car and meeting 50+ relatives in a new place. He loves boarding at his doggie daycare, because he gets to play ALL.DAY.LONG. Somewhere in those 4.5 days though, his dew claw nail was broken. How broken?
Pretty darn broken, in my opinion. I don’t think it’s bad enough to warrant an e-vet, otherwise we would have been there last night. In the meantime, we cleaned it with anti-septic spray and have it wrapped in gauze so he won’t catch it on anything. With any luck, the vet can see him first thing in the morning and it’s nothing more serious than that.
I’ll be honest, I’m beyond crabby right now. I’m not sure when his nail broken, but it wasn’t fresh yesterday when we picked him up. I understand little bumps and bruises happen at daycare all the time, but this seems excessive to not have been noticed by any of the employees while he was in their care. Tomorrow I’ll be chatting with the owner to try to find out what happened. Hopefully they’ll be able to tell me where his rabies tag is too, because, oh yeah, that’s missing from his collar. Pretty impressive since they take his collar off while he’s there.