I just got off the phone from wishing my Uncle a Happy 89th Birthday. I made a suggestion that he used a harness rather than a collar to secure his canine buddy, Scooter when they went for rides in the car. He thanked me for the suggestion and said, "You are never too old to learn new things."
That wisdom made me feel better about learning the hard way that you should listen to the Vet. They told us not once but twice to put a cone on Ruby to keep her away from the stitches, then staples from her growth removal surgery. I thought I would just watch her, but then I didn't think about maybe taking a shower or checking my e-mail....etc.
Ruby is now wearing a cone. The wound looks better and I learned a lesson. Now, I just have to make sure she doesn't get the cone off.
Oh well, I can take a shower next week! (Just kidding, or course. Great Guy is nice to give me a break)