Poor Fergus

A week ago, poor Fergus woke up with a swelling on his face..under his eye.  Given the position of the swelling, it looked suspiciously like an abscess on a tooth.IMG_0253He was not a happy boy.  We went to see his friends at the Veterinary Clinic and he did indeed have a broken tooth.  He was given antibiotics and we were told the tooth would have to come out.  Poor Fergus!

IMG_0256The antibiotics were magic, as they often are.  The swelling went down and Fergus was feeling MUCH better.

IMG_0288Life was pretty much back to normal until today.  Today he had to go in for his surgery to have the tooth removed.  And that meant NO BREAKFAST for Fergus this morning.  For a Lab, missing a meal or a treat is just about the worst thing that can happen.  He was devastated when Merlin got breakfast, the girls got breakfast….I had breakfast….but nothing for him.  He couldn’t believe it!  

He was happy to see his friends at the Vet’s..they always give him treats…but not today.  He has to stay for his surgery today, but he will come home tonight.   We all miss him…we will have to make up for all the missed treats tomorrow.

And hopefully, soon, things will be back to normal.

IMG_0236And he will be able to have his treats and chew on sticks again!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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5 Responses to Poor Fergus

  1. Joanne says:

    Poor boy indeed! Thankfully he has the best home and the best people any dog could ever dream of. He is in my thoughts…

  2. I owe you a greenie, Fergus!!

  3. wspines says:

    I hope he is back home by now, poor Fergus give him a hug for me.

  4. rumpydog says:

    Hope all is well and Fergus is soon playing on your guilt for starving him…. LOL

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