Dog of the Day: American Staffordshire Mix?

First off, I’ll readily admit that we don’t really know what this guy is. Autumn hazarded a guess that he might be an American Staffordshire mix. I wouldn’t presume to say either way, since I’ve never actually seen (or even heard of) an American Staffordshire before. I think he looks a little like a pit bull, but not much.

Second off, look at the incision on that poor guy’s backside. There’s a closer look after the break, for those of you with strong intestinal fortitude. (Okay, okay, it’s not that bad.) But this guy is clearly a real trooper: he’s got this three-inch incision in his rear flank, and he doesn’t have to even wear the Cone of Shame. That’s pretty awesome.

Oh, and a post-picture note: we’re pretty sure we saw this guy again, a month or two after this picture was taken, about three miles from where I’d seen him this first time. Same shaved area, but it looked much much better. He seemed quite happy. And he still wasn’t wearing the cone of shame. Sorry, didn’t manage any pictures.

Look at that sad expression. Poor puppy, you'll be all better soon.

Look at that sad expression. Poor puppy, you'll be all better soon.

Yeowitch! Whatever did that to him, that had to have hurt.

Yeowitch! Whatever did that to him, that had to have hurt.

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