What started out looking like a small spot of grease or food that had matted in the fur of Monty’s right side Monday turned into a nasty mess of puss by Tuesday night. Huh? Hot spot? WTF is that about? So off to the vet to have it checked out, and luckily we did because once the area was trimmed and cleaned we discovered it to be about the size of a business card. It’s amazing how he showed no signs of pain or discomfort leading up to this which is a testament to the little dude’s strength and resilience. The good news is that it is completely manageable as long as we keep it clean and dry, so we have a new routine of washing up with water, iodine, and then covering with an antibiotic powder twice a day.