First, thank you to all who mentioned tea tree oil application to stop Kipawa from licking his incision site. It is working like a charm, but no wonder. That is really potent smelling stuff!
Kipawa loved having the cone off of his head yesterday. We had numerous B-500s around the yard, to the point where he exhausted himself. I checked his incision to make sure everything was okay, and it is. It is all healed. Dissolving stitches (when they can be used) are really the cat's meow …. err.... basenji's baroo. :)
Today I have a doctor appointment and Kipawa is coming with me. This doctor is an animal lover (has 3 dogs), and if I see her without bringing Kipawa, she always asks "you didn't bring Kipawa"? There is a lovely walk along the seashore near her office, so we will go there and breathe in a little late summer salty air. I can almost smell it now.
Oh, one other thing... since his neutering a week ago, Kipawa seems to be remembering about squatting to pee, especially in our backyard. And he's also doing it now when we walk, though not as often as he does it in the backyard. From 6 months to his neutering, he was an 'always leg lift boy'. What's this all about?