So... did you see Steve and Kat's blog the other day? Steve got "fixed" and has a really cool bandage on his leg. He's real tough and isn't looking for sympathy ... but I've got to tell you - there's nothing wrong with milking the situation a little bit, if you play it right. Not only do you get tummy rubs, ear kneads, and sweet talk - but you can get cookies and other treats out of the deal. Seriously. For instance ...
Here is a picture of our great-sister Lucky from 1986, when they all got to the US from Belgium.
Gorgeous, wasn't she? Oh, but look at her left front paw! A bandage! She caught her dew-claw on the side of a swimming pool (they were in SE Virginia and just weren't used to the heat!) and got a nasty owie out of the deal. Poor, sweet Lucky! But look at her! Not a care in the world! She looks like she's about to go play tennis or something, doesn't she? I'm not criticising her at ALL, but had she only paired that bandage with the Harp Seal Look, she'd have had Mom and every other biped waiting on her hand and foot. Or paw and paw. Whatever.
Case in point:
Here I am, from a couple years ago. I, too, caught my dew-claw on something and it was bleeding so bad Mom had to take me to the vet's. Oh, it was no big deal, trust me, but why not make the best of the situation? Check out the look on my face.
Here I am from another angle:
Woo is me...
Steve, you see where I'm going with this, right? You wouldn't believe the amount of pampering and treats and everything I got! Milk it while you can, pal. Pair your bandage up with a Sad Eyes Look. You won't regret it.