Learned a bunch of information and more about gastropexy today which was really good and I'll post my summary of notes on that in a few days.
I think Vegas' tail is broken. I really hope not and will be keeping an eye on it. No sense taking her to the vet at this point as they won't really do anything. We've iced it some and are just watching it - and her - so she doesn't beat it on anything unnecessarily. It happened Wednesday night. My son accidentally shut her tail in the door to the truck. It seemed like not a huge deal right then but by the next day she was obviously carrying her tail differently - straighter, arced and not naturally flowing. By Friday the tail was swollen, approximately two inches from the end and about a two inch section. I bathed her tonight and it was scraped pretty good all along that lower four inches, the hair either gone or severely parted at the scrape. It was kind of crackly, crunchy sounding which made me sad but she didn't seem painful. I've decided to just keep an eye out and not take her in unless I have to because there's no point as the vet pretty much can only suggest amputation of the problem section. I would hate for that to happen - we'd lose the "dipstick" portion of her tail.
So for now, my clean girl is just hanging out and loving being spoiled with attention getting to hang out on the couch cuddling with her boy. He feels guilty as all heck but it was just an unfortunate accident.
Other than that, today we all went to the dog park, Vegas got bathed and her nails got done. It was eventful but not eventful, as days off go. Tomorrow should be pretty low key too so hopefully we'll be able to get some weave pole practice and on the ball work done.