Firstly, thank you kind furry and fur-less friends on sending Anna good healing vibes. Her wounds are healing nicely thanks to the Chief's constant care.
However, over the weekend Joe had to be taken hospitalized because he had not been eating for the last few days. Having past history of eating his toy that couldn't be digested, the V-E-T had him overnight for observation and X-ray only to confirm our worst fears. Joe had chewed another one of his toys and it's sitting in his gut for the last few days now - which explains his lack of poop and his lack of appetite.
He's had his surgery over the weekend. The foreign object (which the V-E-T) describes as something like an eraser (?!) has been taken out and Joe's still at the V-E-T for further observation. The Chief was a little worried about having too much guts taken out of Joe being this his second operation for something simliar but the V-E-T assures our anxious human that dogs have got a lot more guts to spare! :P
Knowing ol' Joe the minute he gets back to Dog Woods, he'll be dying to get out and about and resume his game of fetch-snatch with Trixie. And his lampshade collar (which he always comes back with) won't last a couple hours. At the rate Joe goes about ramming into legs and all sorts of things , nothing lasts! :P
So the Chief decides that it would be best if he stayed yet a couple more days with the V-E-T and rest.