Donielle Flynn

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Doni's kitten, Mimi and dog, Biscuit... NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED!

First off: THIS PIC!  My daughter got a kitten, Mimi.  We’re trying to let them get to know each other which they do through play.  Biscuit did not harm the kitten.  This was 100% supervised and the cat bites Biscuit regularly during their play.  I used this photo because it’s the only one that I have where he’s wearing his donut.  As messed up as that pic is, this story is much worse.  Enjoy.

I LOVE my dogs. I try to take the best care of them I can, but this was a fresh layer of hell. My poor little guy, Biscuit, has been having some health issues… he’s getting better, but the vet’s advice I was given to help him left me on the floor. You CAN NOT make this stuff up. WARNING: this conversation revolves around the red rocket and also lube.  Dhamer does not pay attention to me until I say “lube” about 60 seconds in.

Apparently, Biscuit is suffering from something called “Paraphimosis.” It means the dog’s penis is stuck out. I am not trying to be crude. This is a real thing. If you google the term, be prepared for HORRIFYING photos. He’s on antibiotics and steroids for a bit. And he’s wearing the donut. I took it off for a day and immediately regretted it. By the time I came home from work, I found that all progress had been lost. I love this little guy, but I’m seriously thinking of only getting female dogs moving forward. What’s the strangest thing you’ve had to do for your pet?

** I misused the term “prepuse.”  The prepuse is the skin covering the penis, not the actual penis.

Donielle Fynn is a Michigan native with two kids, two dogs, two cats, a love of yoga, and all things classic rock.