Misty here, with an update from my vet visit.
The good news is that the ugly lump on my tail that I told you about yesterday IS a sebaceous cyst. It is huge and very angry. The bad news is that it has to be removed or it is going to cause lots of big problems down the road. The tail is a very tricky area. It isn't easy to get the wound to close after surgery because there isn't a lot of extra skin. But Dr. B. said that he will use some of the skin from my back if he can't get the wound to close properly. Today Dr. B. lanced the mass and drained a bit of the debris. He says it will drain on its own for several days, especially if I wag my tail a lot:) The other bad news is that I am going to have to wear a stupid cone if I lick at it. Mom says she will keep her eagle eyes on me, and as long as I leave it alone, I can go coneless. Because the mass needs some time to settle down from its inflamed and angry state and because of the holidays, my surgery isn't going to happen until Jan. 4th!!! Hopefully that doesn't mean I will be lampshaded for Christmas. I promise to try to be a good girl, but I really don't like that intruder on my tail.
Since my Selfie yesterday was in front of our undecorated tree, I thought I would give you a better one today now that Mom has almost finished with the decorations. Hope you like it. And thank you for sending me all those good vibes.