It's NOT a collie-flower! It's not a wart!!! So WHAT is it?
Thunder here. Today I took a trip in the sibemobile with the Momster to visit the V-E-T about my ear attachment. Dr. N. was very nice to me and gave me some wonderful tummy rubs and gentle ear scritchies. I thanked him with a kiss. After careful examination, he said it does not exhibit typical wart characteristics. Mom was relieved because she really thought it was going to be part of the papilloma virus that is contagious to other pets. Can you just imagine the garden of cauliflower we could have here if I shared my thingie with Phantom and Ciara? Mom said Phantom already has enough lumps and bumps without adding some collie-flowery ones.
(For some reason I was being rather flashybeast-cooperative today - could have been the yummy salmon chewies she had in her pocket:)
So back to my story. Dr. N. said it is a growth, probably benign and it has a pretty good sized stalk to it. It is most likely going to get bigger, and it is already pretty annoying to have it blocking AND tickling my ear canal, not to mention that it is unsightly. He is also concerned about it bursting and blood and yuck ending up down in my ear and causing even worse problems. So he is going to sedate me and give me a local anesthesia on Thursday and then remove that thing for good. Mom said she has heard those words "probably benign" before and would rather be sure. So the mass will be sent out for a biopsy, but we really don't expect it to be a problem. Just one more way to add green papers to the bill.
I thought I would throw this special shot in just for my girl Kat, in case she is looking in on me.
Yes, I am smiling here. One good thing about this experience is that I will get to have a Pest-less night because the Momster is going to drop me off late tomorrow afternoon at the clinic. That way she doesn't have to deal with the no food in the morning issue -
WHAT DID I JUST SAY???? No breakfast??? I don't think I knew about that part. Hmmmm, a night without Ciara or a foodless morning? Decisions, decisions. . .
In closing, we all want to let you know that we will be lap-topless (BOL) for a few days. We aren't sure why, but the Momster says we can tell you about it next week. We are going to be doing a few posts in advance, but we may not be able to do a lot of visiting after Thursday. There may not be an update on TD's procedure unless there is a problem.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara