But when I looked in Porridge’s ear this morning, I saw this :
And drove for an hour to our special vet, and waited for more hours.
And then held her down while a new vet poked about in there and told me that she was bleeding and sore in her ear canal but her eardrum wasn’t affected, because our special vet was doing the same to another dog and we were an emergency without an appointment.
And new vet looked worryingly the same age as Darling daughter, had she qualified yesterday? Had she qualified? Perhaps she had walked in off the street.
And new vet said she wasn’t allowed to roll about in fields in case she got anything in her ear, because then it would really start to hurt. Or go in sea water. Or any water.
And new vet gave her some nice strong painkiller anti inflammatory pills to take, along with all the other stuff we have to slop in her ears twice a day.
And new vet said “Above all..”, yes, she said “Above all, if she tilts her head to one side, come back immediately!”
Well how can you tell when she is so out of it on her nice new drugs, that’s what I want to know?
Feel free to reassure me and sympathise, I am quite available when I am not dog watching for a tilting head.