So we finally made our way over to the vet, and I think Ziggy's face says it all! He was allllll good!! While he was less than happy about being prodded with needles (huge ones!) I think that he senses that I'm not constantly freaking out and is generally a lot more comfortable himself.
Of course, the vet said that IF he does get any more lumps, that we probably should make a trip back just to be sure, but she felt confident enough that she didn't want to do any further testing or a biopsy, as what she had looked at under her scope revealed nothing concerning or scary.
One thing that we do have to work on is his weight. He's gained a lot over the winter, which is totally my fault for not doing my job and making him deal with the cold and his anxieties about the outside world. Well, that changed and now he's getting about a half of a cup less food each day and is going on daily walks, anxious or no (though he has been doing surprisingly well and isn't fighting as much as he used to-probably because he doesn't have the energy to since his momma made him fat!)
Anyhow, after the vet trip we went straight to Uncle George's (he is the one that gave us the ride to the vet and who takes Ziggy with his two Corgis to the groomers) and what did Ziggy do to thank him? POOPED ON HIS FLOORS!!! And not ONE poop, but as I was cleaning up the first, he ran around the house, leaving little turdlets all over the place.. Of course I was embarrassed as heck and apologizing profusely... But George reassured me that it's alright, he poops in the house every day LOL! Though once Ziggy made a beeline for the carpet, George intervened and took all three of the pooches out to his huuuuuge fenced yard (and came back saying in amazement, "He's STILL pooping out there!") and we left the dogs out there while I got a tour of his insanely amazing home. *Note: We are pretty positive that he was feeling sick from his Leptospirosis vaccine, as when I got Ziggy home I noticed he was acting kinda funny for a while-shaking, not opening his eyes completely, refusing to walk more than a couple steps-though I think that last part is due to the fact that he'd gotten three huge needles jammed into his hips :( He was completely back to normal after about an hour of at home rest, just so you all aren't worried!
Also, we picked him up some coconut oil and he gets one tablespoonful a day in his dinner.. He LOVES it-licks and licks and licks his dish mat for about five minutes after he gulps down his kibble! Hopefully we shall start seeing some of the improvements it is supposed to make shortly!
Thank you, thank you, thank you all that kept us in your thoughts and prayers, we don't doubt even in the slightest that it helped immensely!
Here are some pictures for you all of the three midget poochies all together!
PS. I am SO excited! Ziggy, Uncle George, Poppy & Nickers are coming to see me again tomorrow at work!
Poppy is the fluffy-but-trimmed RHT Pembroke (male) and Nickers is the Brindle Cardigan (female).