Dakota will have a drainage port in her side for a week. I took some time to clean her up today, as she was laying in her own drainage, and I had to clean up the upholstery in the car. There's something very visceral about cleaning up blood. I'm used to cleaning up my own, and of course after processed meat, but when it's someone else's, even a dog's or a goat's ... yeah. I kept thinking, out, damned spot ... I had to wash my hands several times afterward to get them even remotely clean.
Anyway, Dakota's doing well. She's a tough lady, very sweet and calm, which will help her in her recovery. It was good to see her walking around today. I know I wouldn't be up and about nearly as soon or as ably as she'd been getting around after a surgery like that!