Friday, August 1, 2014

MAYBE GOOD, MAYBE NOT


So, I went to the vet. We had a staring contest and he poked at my face, but only with his fingers. Then he and my human talked for awhile.

VET: blah blah blah something about a hair follicle blah blah something about pugs and lumps
HUMAN: blah blah blah something about pugs and lumps
VET: blah blah blah TUMOR blah blah CANCER blah blah
HUMAN: (silent)
VET: blah blah TUMOR blah blah blah NEEDLE blah blah CANCER
HUMAN: (silent) 

There was some other stuff too, but once I heard the C-word I kinda only listened to the parts about that. 

When the vet was done talking, my human had to pick between letting the him stab me in the face with a needle to look for cancer -or- treating my lump like it's an angry hair follicle for a week, and then stabbing me in the face if it doesn't get better. 


I guess because of all the stuff I didn't really listen to, they decided to go with the follicle. So for the next week I have to take drugs and let my human practically suffocate me with a hot wet towel three times a day. Both of these things are waaaay better than getting stabbed in the face *and* I'm getting loads of sympathy cookies.

Cancer = bad bad bad! Hair follicle = cookies!

29 comments:

Annabelle said...

Awww Puglet...I hope the hair follicle treatment works! I had a similar problem when I was younger and the medication worked.

Maggie and Lucy the Pugs in Dallas said...

Oh man! We sure hope all the face smashing with wet towels and all that other stuff works! Hang in there Pug...thank goodness you can keep your spirits up with those cookies!

Heather said...

Try not to worry Puglet! This happens to one of my puggies all the time. It's the hair follicle thing and it usually goes away no problem. Take care of that sweet little face!

Butch and Sundance said...

JUU JUU....HAIR FOLLICLE...HAIR FOLLICLE.....HAIR FOLLICLE.....

AllyB said...

Hey Puglet! Do you drink or eat from a plastic dish? I've seen several discussions about this being a bad thing for pugs. Something about the plastic being an irritant to your sensitive face. Just a thought. I hope you survive being smothered and that you're healed up good as new in a week. Nobody likes being poked in the face. xxxooo LittleDog & Sam's Mom

Anonymous said...

Lots of Good Ju Ju thoughts to you Puglet. Good luck with the cookies.

citydog said...

Here's hoping for the follicle option, Puglet.

I had a lip thing that turned out to be the C-word removed a couple of months ago and am fine now. Dude--I got *so* many treats of all types because my monkeys were so freaked out and worried.

--Iggy in VT

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Puglet, we sincerely hope that it's a hair follicle thing. Isabelle has cancer, and it has not been pleasant for her.
Praying the wet towel treatments help!

Anonymous said...

Puglet, it's TOTALLY a big fat hair follicle. Nothing to worry about.

pugsmom said...

Puglet,
I had a pus face just like yours once and my mom and the vet man decided my mom should put some cream on it that came in a tube. It went right away. It must have been a follicle thing. I bet that's what yours is. Care to share those cookies? Love you Pug.
Phoebe in Milwaukie, OR

Minnie and Max Pugs said...

BTW, Puglet...message us if there is anything we can help with!

Minnie and Max Pugs said...

Not to worry, Puglet! BTW, let us know if there is anything you would like help with! :)

Anissa said...

Praying no cancer...too many people love you way too much. We can't have you being down- we count on you (& Dutch) to brighten our day!! Lots of good vibes flowing your way!! Love, Barkley & his mom!

Anonymous said...

Awww Puglet- big time juju & love from Toronto. Lola had a big yucky bump on her eyelid, it had to be removed surgically (the cone of shame, noooooo!) but turned out to be JUST a benign but inflamed cyst. :-) Be good to your Human and enjoy those cookies! Love, Megan F & Lola Pug

Janice Webb said...

Prayers for you and Mom, Puglet. Hope the treatments work.

Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

pugfish said...

Just a boil Puglet . I think the c-word is maybe over the top. Sending prayers.
Joey, Sissygirl and Bucky

Barbara said...

Man, and I thought it was just a zit! I hope the follicle stuff works, cuz a needle in the face is no fun - trust me, it happened to me.

Just think of the smushing as a spa treatment. You'll have lovely skin when this is over!

Sue VDB said...

St. Francis is on Call to help you Puglet.

Sue VDB and Annie Fannie

Anonymous said...

We sure hope it's the follicle thing!
Love,
Pearl, Trixie, and Margie

Anonymous said...

Pug pimples, we get them all the time. But they hurt so we like when mom puts warm wet towels on them. Then we get *cookies*.
Ellie, Emmitt & Eli

chinapug1 said...

Hey Puglet,
My pugs and my boxers both get these little bumps. They look terrible, but so far they've gone away. Don't worry...you'll be fine.
The Youngstown Bunch.

Meredith LeBlanc said...

We're voting hair follicle and mucho bacon!

♥♥♥
Meredith & Scarlet

Pearl and Tessa said...

Puglet, we don't have these problems (Hope) but sometimes our Human does :). Sending lots of JuJu, hoping its just a giant follicle thingy.

Paco the Pug said...

Oh, my Gosh, Pug! It looks like the follicle thingy I had years ago. It went away on it's own. (Now I just have skin tags) :( But at 15, I don't care! Lol! Sending lots of juju & prayers for extra bacon!
Jackie & Paco

Charlie the Pugster said...

Puglet! Juu juu going up your way!
Charlie the Pug

Patty said...

Hi Pug... my Angel used to get them too, little pimply bumps. Our vet gave us some cream to put on them and they went away. Hope that's all yours are too. She's passed on now, (would have been 15 this year) I'm sure she is sending you good juju from the bridge. Take care.


xoxo Patty

PugSlope.com said...

Poor Puglet! The things you must endure! I already had read ahead your newer post, so I'm so glad it was just a hair follicle. Woo hoo!

-Love,
Sid.

blissfulsally said...

I'm sad. I never ever enjoyed a dog's blog as much as this one. The photos, the words, the humor, the joy of it all! I really miss you Puglet, and the wonderfulness of your blog.

I send you many blessings, and know that life goes on, and hope you, Dutch and Amanda are as great and fun as ever! Thanks for being you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Puglet Dutch & Amanda -
PLEASE come back -- you have been such a voice of joy for so many people :_) I miss you!