Poor Rhubarb had a health scare last week.
He’s had a small lump on his forehead for the past month or so. Not growing, but not going away either. So, since he was due for his vaccination anyway, we all went down to the vet’s office.
The doc removed it, sent it off for analysis, gave Rhubarb his shots, and sent him home that afternoon.
We were all delighted to learn that the lump was a follicular cyst, but Rhubarb was not happy about wearing the Cone o’ Shame.
Just look at that piteous expression. He’s been getting a larger-than-usual number of cuddles this week.
Follicular cysts are, we’re given to understand, not life-threatening, not prone to recurrence, and not communicable. Hooray for that.
But Rhubarb still has another week or so wearing the Cone, and he’s got quite the decoration on the top of his head.
We’re still not sure if we should be calling him “Rubanstein” or “Frankenbarb”.