As I mentioned in an earlier post, Poppy had surgery a couple of weeks ago for a stomach ulcer. Yesterday she had her nasty little stitches removed and then her little belly promptly popped open last night. So back we went to the vet today to have her re-stitched. She's not happy with this because re-stitching means wearing the Elizabethan collar and having her back feet wrapped up again so she can't scratch her stitches out. Further, in order to try to keep her foot wraps clean the vet suggested I put plastic sandwich bags over them. I did that and let me just say I won't do it again. Not only is it a pain to do every time we go out for a walk but they don't really work that well. Someone else suggested baby socks which sounds better except for walking in the rain or in the dew soaked grass in the morning. So, I found the above pictured boots at Hollywood Feed today which are waterproof and can be adjusted with the velcro straps to fit her stick-like back legs. While these may solve my problems I'm unsure as to Poppy's reaction when she sees these things. They are not exactly attractive and they vaguely resemble the Chevron logo. I know that when I told her I'd buy her some boots she was thinking more along the lines of a nice pair of Aquatalia's or maybe some La Canadienne's.
As if buying these ridiculous dog boots wasn't weird enough, on my drive back to the office I went down a street in midtown I'm sure I've never been on in my life. I turned down the street purely to get away from the pokey driver in front of me. While driving down this odd avenue I happened to look to my left just across a vacant lot and saw a bunch of chickens (Mary - there were boy and girl chickens in this particular herd) strutting back and forth. I don't normally see chicken flocks in the middle of town so I was surprised and had to stop for a picture because I knew no one would believe me.