Are we going to be outsmarted by Echo? Short answer - probably. Echo had surgery almost two weeks ago and his 15 stitches are starting to bother him. Friday night he managed to lick two of his stitches out so he had a gap in his incision about 1/2" long. First thing Saturday morning off we go for the hour drive to the Vet. He said to leave it alone and it would scab over and heal up and wait another week to have his remaining stitches out. We had a thunder shirt on him to keep him from licking his stitches and while that worked somewhat it was not the remedy we wanted. We called the vet to buy an Elizabethan collar for him. Of course they only had a 30 and a 40. They asked the distance from his nose to his collar and we measured that to be 14 inches. Of course the collar only comes metric in centimeters. While we fumble around on long distance phone charges and try to change inches into centimeters they say just bring him to them (1 1/2 hour drive one way) and they would fit him with the collar he needs.
As we are deciding what to do for him we came on the idea of putting a heavy tee shirt on him. After wrestling two out of three falls with him we finally got my 'give blood - play hockey' tee shirt on him. These are the photos of a very unhappy Echo with a tee shirt on. He licks his incision and sometimes scratches it with his back leg. He can't lose any more stitches and we don't want him getting infection from licking it.
Clearly he and I wear the same tee shirt size and he says he is not a big hockey fan to begin with. He wanted one of my Seminole tee shirts but with them winning they are all dirty from me wearing them. I almost put a camo tee shirt on him but we were afraid we would lose track of him in the back yard. Maybe he would like a turtle neck tee better...He has copped a mood now so probably not good to mess with him any more. I don't think he wants his brother and sister to see him dressed like this.