I am upset - my puppy Killer (1 yr.) had expensive surgery for luxating patella last Tuesday - I was allowed to take her home Wednesday evening with her new lampshade accessory. Wouldn't you know it -yesterday I called home at lunch and my son told me she had removed every one of her stitches - so back to the Vet we went. They had to re-stitch her leg and gave her an even bigger lampshade. Obviously the trauma of having to have her sewn back up was bad enough - but the Vet charged me again and I feel like they should have done it for free as they didn't put a big enough lampshade on her the first time. When I took her in they accused me of taking the lampshade off of her - when I told them I had not removed it since bringing her home even though they said I could if I was watching (just thought it better to let her become used to it). So they hand me the instructions to care for her with "DO NOT REMOVE COLLAR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES" underlined twice I said "I want to speak to the vet" please keep in mind that I didn't even have my puppy back at this point. So they sit me in an examining room and bring me Killer and I immediately notice a new larger lampshade on her. So I casually mention to the Vet assistant "this collar looks larger" and she said "we had to put a bigger one on her because she was licking her stitches with the old one", then I sheepishly apologized for asking to speak to vet and took my puppy home. Geesh how embarassing - still don't think they should have charged me. But my Puppy is home and doing as well as can be expected - so what the heck am I complaining about? Maybe it is the stress. Thanks for listening.