Baxter vs. The Foxtail

My poor, sweet baby boy had to have surgery last week for a foxtail in his paw that caused a nasty infection!  And while he was under anesthesia they found four bad teeth that had to be extracted!  Yikes!
Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in e-collarThis guy just can't catch a break.....in the last 5 weeks, he's had a slipped disc in his lower back, a foxtail stuck in his ear, a foxtail stuck in his back paw, surgery for the latest horrible foxtail attack and four dental extractions.  But somehow....through it all.....he's maintained his sweet, loving, happy, playful, snuggly Cavalier spirit!  He's my hero! 
Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with paw wrapped in bandageThe first night after surgery was rough......he had no idea who I was and he was actually scared of me for a few hours!  But since then, my little man has made an amazing recovery and he doesn't understand why I won't let him run and play or take him for walkies!
As Baxter continues to recover, I'm continuing to work as hard as I can on a new, exciting project that I've kept secret until now!  I'm going to be opening a planner sticker shop on June 3!  I'm designing all of my own artwork for the stickers and I can't wait to start sharing sneak peeks with all of you.  This is going to be so much fun!


P.S.  If you're wondering what a foxtail is......they're bristly plant awns that are common in the west, especially California.  They can easily work their way through intact skin and are covered in nasty bacteria and teeny, tiny barbs that help them quickly migrate throughout the body once they get under the skin.  They are the arch-nemesis of any dog living in California.  I meticulously check Baxter's feet and his whole body EVERY DAY for foxtails and they have still slipped by me! 

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