Thursday, April 10, 2008

This is so humiliating...

I know I said I was going in for a little nip/tuck...but this is ridiculous! That V.E.T. is a butcher!!

There is practically nothing left of me! She took out the big boned tumor on my shoulder (which was practically the size of a Wally Melon!)

And a littler big boned tumor on my ribs...

And a not-so big boned cyst on my leg!

Can you tell I'm less than thrilled???

Ummmm, & what's up with this lampshade thing on my head????

I don't really think this is necessary....Please don't show these pictures to Dot or baby Stella. I have an image to keep up...

Shermie pulled through surgery like a champ. I'm sure you guys can tell by the first picture...he was feeling no pain last night. He looks awful...they hacked up my baby! But I've very glad they could get everything at once and he won't have to go back under for a while. Or hopefully ever.
In addition to the tumors they removed, they also took a spot off of his tongue that showed up within the last week. I have to wait 10 days for the biopsy results to come back. This is the hard part.
Thank you so much for all of the good thoughts and prayers for our big man. It really means the world to us to have such wonderful support from all over the world! You guys rock.

~Jen & Scotty


Sophie Brador said...

Poor Shermie! I know that lampshade thing, and the stitches thing too, It all sucks. Mom would even tuck a towel in my cone to keep my chin dry. Utter humiliation.

But that tongue thing? Can't say I know that one. Does this mean you get jello for a week? Go for the cherry, with floaty weiners!

You still look great! Like a true toughie.


Harry said...

The vet certainly did a number on you Sherman, but better to get it all dealt with in one fell swoop I suppose. Paws crossed that the biopsy results are clear.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs sherman and all...hmm sherman u gonna have a lot of scars to brag shure hopes the biopsy iz good...u hair will grow back in no time and it will soon b summer...u not need a lot of hair then..

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

pps me shure glad prayers work...

Peanut said...

Oh sherman I am going to come and bite the vet on the butt for you.

Petra said...

Poor Sherman! I'm sure you'll get lots of extra treats while you're healing. I hope you don't hurt too much and that you can rest so you can take that lampshade off of your head soon.

Girasol said...

I see the vet was really digging it. I hope Shermie get well soon.

The Army of Four said...

Please know that the Sherm-man is in our thoughts and prayers! And Amber thinks he still looks VERY handsome!
Tail wags,

Lady Kaos said...

Wow! I hope you're not having any cold weather where you live cuz you're going to be feeling a little drafty for awhile!!
Once all the itchy feelings go away from the stitches and all that hair growing back you should feel a a new pup!
That cone could work to your advantage when it comes to eating and treat catching.
Hope you heal fast and feel lots better soon!!

Moco said...

When Foley had his surgery he had to wear one of those things. If he hadn't chewed open his incision and cost Grammie another $100.00 he might not have had to wear it and a T-shirt. You need that cone thingy to keep away from the stitches. That money needs to be spent on treats.

Snowball said...

Oh gosh, Sherman. I didn't know you are going to be cut at so many spots. I hope that the biopsy result will come out ok. I will pray for you.

Hope that you are feeling better by now.


Tasha & Eva said...

Oh, my poor Shermie! I sure hope your are feeling better and can get that darn lampshade removed very soon. I had to have a couple of those nasty lumps taken off me about 2 years ago. NOT FUN STUFF! Best wished for a speedy recovery, my big, brave boy! Belly Rubs, Tasha.

FleasGang said...

FrankenSherman! You need a better story to go along with all your wounds. Like you saved a damsel in distress from a pack of wild coyotes. Or something like that. And don't forget to add "you should see the other guy" at the end of your sentences.

Glad you pulled through OK and hope you heal quickly.

The Fleas

Mack said...

Oh poor Shermie Baby!!
PARIS RAIN HERE!! Can I come over and be your nursey and make you feel all better??

Love you hunky man,


Stanley said...

Shermie Boy!

I can't promise I'll keep Stella away from your blog, but she'll love you no matter how ridiculous you look in that conehead! hehehe

Seriously, though. I had no doubt you'd come through like a champ. You actually look kind of punk with the hacked up hairdo and all. If you could ditch the lampshade, you'd look like a biker dog for sure!

Keep us posted on the boopsies! And, give your mama a big juicy goob smooch now & then to keep her calm. We love ya, man!

Goober love & smooches,

The Zoo Crew said...

We all hope you are feeling better in no time! And that lampshade? Let's hope you get to ditch it soon!

Peace + Paws,

The Zoo Crew

Maggie & Mitch said...

That vet did quite a number on you, Sherman! OUCH!!!!
We're sending lots of AireZen that you feel better real soon and that your hair grows back even sooner!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Maryann & The Brat Pack said...

Oh my goodness Shermie! It looks like that hurts so much!! :(

Sending you kisses and get well licks with love,

One of the pack said...


What an ordeal! You'll be able to catch all that food the parents better be sending you through your new found funnel.

We'll start a new necklace trend with you!

We're sending those good vibes all week long!

Now let us help you order: Start with some shrimp cocktail. Then move to some chicken picatta and follow that with some peanut butter cookies.

We know you'll heal up extra fast on that diet.

Forget Sit and Stay Gang

wally said...

Sherms! I can't believe they would take pictures of you while high and in a hat! Sigh. I really feel for you, bud. We will keep our paws crossed on your biopsies.


ps. You should come up with a really good story--like how you took on the entire o-line of the dallas cowboys or a pack of rhinos something. Chicks dig tuff dudes.

BenTheRotti said...

Oh my goodness Sherman buddy.. did you check that Vet had a licence??
Wishing you the speediest of recoverys and an even speedier ditching of the lampshade attachment!! and you just know that Mum isn't gonna let me finish without her sticking her two cents in so I will pass over to her now, Hang tough buddy.. Ben xxx


I just want to reach through the screen and give you the biggest (and most gentle) hug ever.. and of course a big ol' smooch on your cute nose. You are just as handsome as ever and i LOVE you even more because.. just as i suspected.. you are not only handsome.. you are brave. Much love to you little man, healing thoughts and lots of slushy puppy love from us all.

Sue xxxxxxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sherman!
You are right! That vet is a butcher! But thankfully he took everything bad from you! We will be waiting for the results but sure is just a fatty thing!
That headcone is huge!! Lets hope you heal pretty soon so you can get rid of it!
Kisses and hugs

Ralph said...

Dude man you're rockin that lampshade. Seriously though get some good rest


Joe Stains said...

dude, this is not typical. I am fearing they harvested parts of you for cloning to make more Shermans. Someone must realize how totally pawesome you are AND that we need more great dogs in the Steeler Nation!

We hope you feel real better soon!

Chef said...

Hey Shermandude. I'm sending healing vibes through the cosmos right to you. Keeping my paws crossed for the biopsy too. You're a trooper!

xox Chef

Cubby said...

Poor baby! He looks like Frankendog! Sending boxer vibes for good test results!

Randi said...

Hi Shermie! At least they could have given you a better fur cut & not shaved so many areas! They could have evened it out a bit! You look like you got three new circuit breakers installed! My cousin Winston just had that done too..but only one circuit breaker panel was installed..

I hope you feel better very soon..& don't worry Shermie..I think you look as handsome as ever! & remember...women like a man with scars...its shows that you are TOUGH!

Love & Licks,

Ben_Benjamin said...

Ouch Ouch Ouch!!! I can feel the pain by looking at the pic....get the butcher, get him!!!!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Awww poor baby!

I didn't realize they were going to take out such a large tumor!

I hope you heal up quickly. At least you will be cool for summer, right?

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

The Thuglets said... your op is over we hope you are soon fully mended.

Don't worry your fur will grow back and you will look fine.

Pawscrossed for good results on the biopsy.

We don't get to wear those funny lampshades..we get a T shirt with a number on the back!LOL

Take care

Big Nose Pokes
The thuglets +2

happy said...

Poor Sherman, the vet is a butcher alright. But a butcher for a good reason though. Hope you'll feel better in no time. Don't worry about the e-collar, it'll be off before you know it.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Poor Guy!

I stopped 'here' after reading SitStay's salute khomplete with ekhollars fur all!!

Pawz khrossed for a full rekhovery!!!

Khyra and her mom Phyll

Simba said...

You look like a patch work quilt with a radar on top. You poor thing. I hope you are all better soon.

Simba x

Sparky said...

Sherman is one tough guy for sure! Patches and I both had surgery to take away our man tumors, but we never had to experience the lampshade of hell. Heal fast, so you can destroy that lampshade!

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Shermy...
You are still handsome in my book...I sure hope you get better soon and I will be thinking good thoughts for ya!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Asta said...

Oh Shermie
While I was having fun..You wewe being towtoowed..I'm so sowwy you had to go thwough this..I hope you wecovew quickly and completely and will nevew be sick again..I love you and will cwoss my paws that you feel gweat soon!!!!
I'm sending healing smoochie kisses!!!
pee ess, yes my Mommi is evil, and likes those stinky sticks..she made Daddi quit 25 yws ago, then stawted hewself..she's nuts

BenTheRotti said...

Just checking in on you again buddy,
Mum *needed* to come smother you with more get well soon kisses and smooooches.
If nothing else, thats an incentive to get well soon.. Mum is just gonna be sending smooches daily otherwise!!

Ben xxxxx

Katherine and Pippa said...

Hi Sherman

What a tough guy you are. What a bummer you have had such a nasty time at The V. E. T.

All my paws crossed and twirled round for you feeling better asap.


Kapp pack said...

Wow! We had no idea! Mom's such a slacker and hasn't been letting us visit our friends all week! Sibe vibes for Sherman to get better really soon and for good biopsy results!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Izzie said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry to say that you look kinda funny. But I'm happy to see that you are on the mend, and I'm keeping my pawfingers crossed for you that you don't get no more of them tumorthingies.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, you've been sliced open everywhere! You poor thing but you should heal up quite soon. That lampshade on you sure is biiiiig...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mango said...

You look like you went through the shredder, man. Hope you are taking all your happy pills.


umekotyan said...

It is a poor face of sharmie.
However, the good thing of the antemortem inspection of the operation on the tumor is hoped for.
And, please improve early.

from loved ume tyan

2shibas said...

Oh, the poor baby. We hope it looks worse than it feels. We're just glad that he is on the mend now, with no more lumpy stuff! We'll keep him in our thoughts until you get the results.

Healing licks,
Wiley & Fievel

cyber-sibes said...

Oh my! Poor Sherman, but at least it's for his own good. Hope the biopsy is clear & no more "cut & paste" jobs!

Star & the Jackster


Wow Sherman, that vet sure did butcher you up but you still are the a big handsome boy and your hair will grow back.

Milk it for allit's worth and maybe you'll get more treats.

Me and the Mommy will pray that everything goes ok with the biopsy.

Stay brave. Mona

Trailboss said...

Poor guy. Glad he came through fine. Good luck on the biopsy item.

Stephanie Lee said...

awwwwww.....that poor is it doing.....?

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh Shermie.... I am sorry you had so many places to be seen about. I sure hope your results come back positive. We will be sending pawsitive prayers your way.

Kathryn and Ari said...

We're so glad to hear that the surgery was a success! Good thing dog hair grows back quickly, no? He'll look perfect in no time.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

sherman, you are one tough nut...
i know the surgery is juz a piece of cake, right!

hope all your wound will heal up soon...

Rockford said...

Oh my Goodness! I go away for a few months and come back to this! When you went into the doctors office, did you hear Shreaking-type music? It must have been scary! Your a brave one Sherman! Get better soon and what's up with the lamp shade? hehehe, just kidding. Dad says he would use surgi-sox (torso) if he could get them, but can't get a hold of the business! ( Anywho, Good Luck!! Love Rocky and Mati

Snowball said...

Sherman, how could you leave the chat room without saying good bye? Now I have to come all the way to your blog to deliver these messages from 2 of your girlfriends. (I am just kidding but how many girlfriends do you have?) hee...

Here you go. I have copied it specially for you from the chat room.

[Sitka] Hugs to every pup! Someone give Sherman a hug for me when he gets back from going to potty!

[SophieB] Bye doggies! And a special big snuggly bye to Sherman.

Why are you getting all the special attention from all the pretty girls? :p I hope you have a speedy recovery and that your fur will grow back fast to hide those awful scars.

Take care and send my regards to the 2 gals at home.


The Husky in the Window said...

Oh no!! Not the lampshade thing! I know how you feel. That thing is just miserable. You have to run into them and make them feel really awful. It gets you lots of treats.
We hope you feel better soon.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

4xBs said...

poooor Sherman, we can see that you have been shaved and stitched. then the lampshade just adds the final touch of indignity. don't worry buddy, we understand. Bailey and Benson got shaved and stitched too. Benson wore a t-shirt over his stitches, but Bailey was bare-butt-naked.

we're glad you got it done though. you'll be sexy again before you know it - and healthy too!


Anonymous said...

Aww Shermie, I hope you got plenty of treats after what you've been through. You mind to rest a lot so that lampshade thing can come off.

take care
paws up
extra kisses for you to get better

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh my We are sooo behind with everthing....we are sending a zillion healing(and gentle) kisses and hugs to help you heal.Love A+A

Willie & Waylon said...

Poor Shermie - we hate those lampshade things!!! But good news, you will probably get extra treats and love - more the stitches, more treats.

Penny & Poppy said...

Poor, poor Shermie! They really did hack you up, but just think, they will all heal up at the same time too! We hope you are doing much better by now!

Poppy & Penny

BenTheRotti said...

Hey Sherman man,

just swooping by with a delivery of love, smooches, gentle hugs and healing thoughts from Mum

hope you are doing ok buddy

Ben xxxx

wally said...

Hi Shermie! Just wanted to drop by and see how you're healing. I hope you're doing well after that vivisectionist got to you. I hear chicken hearts and beefy hearts really help with healing.


The Daily Echo said...

Oh Sherman! You poor guy. We're sending Sibe Vibes your way for a very quick recovery. I can have Mom send some of our husky fur to you for the drafty places.

Sparky said...

Oh wow, I missed a lot this past week! I'm so glad you pulled through fine, Sherman! Though you do look a little, er, naked... But the fur will grow back!


Huskee Boy said...

Poor Sherman... Those ouchies must really hurt! But hey, he's gonna have some tough looking scars that he can brag abt to his girls!
Glad that everything turned out well..