I don't really post here very often and I rarely post about my own dogs. Not for any real reason. I suppose. However, about a week or so ago, I noticed a lump on Honey's back. Didn't think much of it at the time. I'm not the kind of person who runs my dogs to the vet for every little issue. Ive got two pit bulls, bumps and scratches are every day occurrences
. Not to mention, neither of them are the most graceful beasts. So, I assumed during one of her rough and tumble moments, she had hit something and got a bump. Figured I'd give it a few days to go down. No big deal. A couple of days ago, I noticed it's larger and has taken on a truly odd shape. It had started as just a bump, now it's almost horseshoe shaped.
She goes to the vet on Tuesday to be checked out. I am literally shaking until then. Everything about her seems fine. Eating, drinking and behaving normally. I don't see any signs of it causing her pain. She still wrestles Madre without a problem. But this dog also had her ear almost ripped in half by a Labrador as a puppy and acted as if nothing happened. So, if she's in pain, she probably wouldn't show it.
If it turns out to be something serious, I'll never forgive myself for waiting a week to get it checked out. This dog is my life, she's everything to me. God, she won't even be four until April. I think what's really freaking me out is that the lump is on her hip, really close to her spine. I always pictured her being around for a really long time. Pointing and laughing at her gray muzzle as I dye the gray out of mine
. I hope I'm overreacting and that it's nothing. But if PBF has taught me anything, it's that all the great dogs leave us way before they should;
Some good thoughts would be nice. Honey has her issues but goddamn she's a fantastic dog. I'm honored to let her sleep in my bed.
Here's some pictures of the lump.
And one of Honey...being Honey. She loves to bury herself, I swear she's part gopher.