Big Ole' Nasty Dog had surgery today. A fatty tumor had to be removed.
This is him soon after his return home. He's what I call a "fresh post-op".
Best thing for him: sleep. In preparation for this day we: #1) bought him a new egg crate mattress to lie on; #2) got him professionally groomed on Tuesday so he would feel clean while recuperating; #3) bought him a new red dog collar for the same reason as #2; and #4) we're keeping the house nice and quiet in order to create a "healing" environment.
He's loaded up on pain meds now along with the after-effects of anesthesia.
We're just reassuring him that he's home and he's loved.
Since he's in the "Elizabethan" collar, only one person can look directly into his face at a time. Well... technically, that is. The grown "kids" figured out a different way. They pile on top of each other to share the view.
He'll be watched over all night long. It's the dog vigil.
Keeping it nice and quiet on