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Dog Needs Surgery to Remove a Foxtail – Ace is Doing Well

I posted a Facebook update last week saying my dog Ace could use some positive thoughts.

He was having minor surgery that day to remove what might be a foxtail, I said.

Ace facebook update

I want to thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers for my dog and for me. I realized I should probably post that Ace is doing OK. He is!

I don’t care to go into the details of the procedure. It’s been a stressful week and I’ve been worried about my dog.

Thankfully, we have a good vet and Ace has had good care. We suspect the issue was indeed a foxtail or something similar. The procedure wasn’t quite as simple as I’d hoped, but Ace should be just fine.

He is in recovery mode now and is actually getting pretty frustrated that he has to remain still and quiet for another week. This is hard even for a lazy, senior hound dog like my mutt. I don’t know how people keep normal dogs quiet, let alone active dogs!

Last week I took Ace to the park to spend time with him before his surgery and to take pictures.

Ace the black lab mix

Me with my black Lab mix Ace

Ace the black Lab hound mix

This Christmas season I am thankful I still have my dog. We still have lots of adventures planned.

Thank you again for your positive thoughts!

-Lindsay & Ace

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Monday 14th of December 2015

Hope Ace is doing well

Jenn & Maggie

Monday 14th of December 2015

I know your 14 days or more after surgery, but we hope that you are feeling much better Ace!!! I have never seen a foxtail til now, and hope to never see one in person. But thank you for the heads up. Maggie and I will be on the lookout for them.

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 14th of December 2015

He had the surgery on the 7th, so one week ago. It was delayed a bit. Thank you for your thoughts.

Jana Rade

Sunday 13th of December 2015

Sorry I missed what's been happening. Foxtails are such nasty things. Get well soon, Ace.


Saturday 12th of December 2015

Aw, I missed the Facebook post but I'm so glad Ace is doing well after the surgery. Sending all of you good thoughts for a quick recovery! Hang in there, Ace. :)

Lindsay Stordahl

Saturday 12th of December 2015

Thank you!


Thursday 10th of December 2015

I'm so glad he's doing well. Happy healing, Ace!