Tuesday, February 23, 2010


In the past couple of years we have had a couple of small growths removed off of Moonshine and tested, all of which were small and benign. After putting her through that a couple times we decided not to have anymore removed unless they grew in size or shape. A little over a week ago I noticed a lump on her neck that was a bit different in size, shape and feel. This one was quite a bit larger, about the size of a racquet ball. Melinda and I decided to have this one checked out and due to it's odd shape and fast growth the Vet. recommended that we remove it.
Yesterday I dropped Moonshine off for her surgery and thankfully everything went well. The growth turned out to be just a fatty tumor but needed to be removed because of it's location. When we first saw Moonshine we were pretty shocked at the amount of her fur that had to be shaved and the size of her incision.

We could tell last night she was in a bit of pain and hasn't done much other than sleep but she seems to be fine. The hard part will be keeping her in check when her soreness subsides and she gets to feeling better. I'm sure she'll be back to her mischievous self in a couple of days.

riding with dogs from Greg Carr on Vimeo.


Darth Duncan said...

Good to hear Greg! Pacino is next on the list in our house for a vet visit.


glad to here she's ok

John said...

Glad to hear Moonshine is doing well! Chanbug will be happy to hear too... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Whew, glad all went well! She looks so sad with that big patch of fur shaved off!

Here's to a speedy recovery!

Melinda said...

Wow, what great friends we have. Thank you for all your well wishes! Moonshine says thank you too.