"We cannot learn without pain."
Zack learned a painful lesson by trying to jump over the Dutch door.
I heard the commotion coming from the dogroom around 11:30 Wednesday evening and knew immediately what had happened. Apparently, he didn't see the top of the door, halfway closed and hit his head on the bottom corner of the top door, in mid-leap.
I immediately ran to him and he appeared quite dazed and disoriented. Sassy and Buddy were standing close, obviously aware that something bad had happened.
His skin and fur were peeled back, exposing a huge, ugly gash on the top of his head.
That's when I went weak in the knees.
After a trip to the vet, (no stitches needed), a shot of penicillin, applications of Neosporin 3 x daily, and plenty of TLC, he is resting comfortably. Although it looks as though he has been partially scalped, the vet said it probably hurt me much more than it hurt him.
He's been a good patient and hasn't tried to rub off the Neosporin.
Hubby, jokingly said the wound looks like a coin slot on a piggy (doggie) bank.
Yes, I've learned a lesson too...
make sure the Dutch door is open all the way.