Purple Polka-Dot Happy Good-Time Pug

Yes, Sid is wearing a purple polka-dotted bootie.

In the midst of all the excitement over Sid’s new pug-mate last week, we noticed that our handsome husky* guy was having a very…odd…health issue.

Between his toes, on his back right paw, were some weird growths.  Sid doesn’t like having his feet touched, so we were attempting to piece together the facts based on repeated split-second views of his foot.  It looked like one of the growths was big and round, and the other was long and skinny – Brian claimed he saw a nail growing out of the long one and he was convinced that Sid was growing a mutant toe.  I, meanwhile, was trying to keep an open mind and set off to Googling phrases like “dog toe growths” and “dog mutant paw anomalies” and “pug prosthetic limbs discount.”

We set up an appointment for Saturday morning with our very patient vet, Dr. Quim, at the Prospect Park Animal Clinic. Sid reluctantly let Dr. Quim take a good look at his toes, and Dr. Quim was pretty sure it’s just a viral papilloma (or, in layman’s terms, a wart).  But, he wanted to do a biopsy, just in case, so Sid got to spend his weekend wearing this jaunty purple polka-dotted bandage, which, considering that dogs are color-blind and not particularly amused by patterns, and also considering the bandage was wrapped around his foot immediately after we watched him scream in pain during the biopsy and subsequent cauterization of the affected area, is obviously designed to promote the healing of both the pet’s foot and the parents’ mental health.

I mean, how could your mood not perk up when you look at this silly thing?

We were able to take the polka-dot bootie off his foot yesterday, and we should hopefully hear from the vet in the next few days with the results of the biopsy – We’ll keep you posted!

*More on Sid’s newfound “huskiness” tomorrow.

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6 Responses to “Purple Polka-Dot Happy Good-Time Pug”

  1. avatar Mochi Says:

    Hi Sid,
    All three of us and out mommies are sending you good JUJU. I hope you’re working the extra treats by limping around.

    Mochi

  2. avatar Suzy Says:

    The polka-dots are very becoming on you, studly Sid xoox

  3. avatar Meredith LeBlanc Says:

    Polka dot bandages are awesome, you wear it well Sid! But maybe you should start wearing shower shoes to avoid warts…

    ♥♥♥
    Meredith & Scarlet

  4. avatar Payton Says:

    Goodness, Sid! Looks like we are both facing an ailment. Sorry to hear about your wart…we are definitely praying that the biopsy confirms it was nothing! Keep us posted for sure. I think you are cute even all bandaged up! Can’t wait to hear about your huskiness, but I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with eating a whole bunch of Ginger-O’s!
    Love,
    Payton
    PS. My friend Suki (Short Tails of Suki) had an [extra] toe grow a year or two ago and had to remove it.

  5. avatar Eddie the Pug Says:

    Holy Cow! Sending you major JUJU all way from NorCal…hoping it is just a pesky wart bc I had some kind of weird stuff on my face when I was a pupster and it went away :) FYI …my sister is moving from London to BKLYN in early December so maybe you two will meet each other!
    Paws crossed for you,
    Eddie the Pug

  6. avatar Southern Fried Pugs Says:

    Hoping it’s nothing major. Tallulah had an interdigital cyst when she was a puppy. A week of drops made it go away and it hasn’t come back. Purple is your color.

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