It’s been great being on vacation this week, even though I didn’t get nearly enough accomplished with this blog. What I did enjoy quite frequently was early morning walks. You know, before it got too stinkin hot out.
Yesterday as we were making our way across the field I could tell Delilah had to poop. It’s just a skill I was born with I guess.
When she stopped to drop, I noticed something really red around her (what the hell do you call it?) I’m calling it her bung hole.
Look I know it’s gross but she is always in front of me on a long leash so most times when she poops I’m staring at her bung hole.
Anyway, it was really red, almost like blood and so I took a couple of steps closer and reached down to lift her tail for a good look.
Stop it, I know it’s gross.
Do you want to hear the rest of the story or not?
It kind of looked like a purple shiny thing was sticking out, similar to what I thought a hemorrhoid might look like.
I called the vet. They were busy so I left a message.
When we got home I had Hubby look at it. It wasn’t as obvious as when I saw it but he did see something and agreed we should have it checked.
The vet’s office returned my call and said they could see Delilah at 5:20.
We were scheduled to see Dr. Ulery, someone we had never seen before.
When Dr. Ulery came in my dog was gaga. I’m not kidding, I have never seen her smile SO much, she leaned into Dr. Ulery with a big smile on her face and Dr. Ulery loved on her.
Truthfully, I was a little jealous, I think she might have actually liked the Dr. more than she likes me.
Then the fun stopped and the sirius part of the exam began. I asked if Dr. Ulery would mind me taking pictures for my blog. I suppose I might have asked Delilah but since she couldn’t answer me anyway, I didn’t.
Dr. Ulery gave her a thorough exam, she did notice that one of her glands was full so she expressed that for her, but besides that she couldn’t find any signs of an infection or a hemorrhoid.
I tried to explain what I had seen and my best description was it looks like a red-rimmed eye. Dr. Ulery said that is actually what their butt looks like when they poop.
Then she asked if it would be okay if she called me on Monday or Tuesday to see how Delilah was doing. Are you kidding I wanted to say, shoot me your cell phone number I’ll let you know how she’s doing every single day.
I thanked her for not thinking I was nuts for bringing my dog in because I thought I saw something, and told her I would much rather bring my dog in and have them tell me it was nothing, then bring my dog in too late.
She said she was glad I had that attitude and wished that more of her patients had the same attitude.
As for Delilah, well she got treaties from Ali, rubbies from Dr. Ulery and had a normal poop this morning.
How about you, have you ever gone to the vet and been told it was nothing?