I wor­ried about what kind of life Loopy would have now. How could he eat? Would he al­ways be cov­ered in drool? Would his tongue hang out all of the time? Would he be mis­er­able?

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took a drink of wa­ter, then wan­dered out­side to roll. When he came back he by­passed the soaked hay for the reg­u­lar hay and re­laxed in his stall. My fears were un­founded. He didn’t seem mis­er­able at all.

Loopy proved to be a model pa­tient when it came to tak­ing the pre­scribed course of anti-in­flam­ma­tory med­i­ca­tions and an­tibi­otics, but he had de­cid­edly dif­fer­ent feel­ings about the rest of his care. I was sup­posed to be rins­ing the su­tures each day with a sy­ringe of warm wa­ter, but Loop made it per­fectly clear that was not go­ing to hap­pen.

I emailed Ear­ley about this prob­lem and sent him pho­tos of how the su­tures looked. He an­swered right away to as­sure me that Loop should heal fine and rapidly, even with­out the rins­ing.

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