11/11/17 UPDATE:  We will check with the vets later in the week to check on Burlap’s progress.  He is healing well, but it is important for us to have a current update (Nov. 18th is an estimate, not a firm date). He will continue to be frequently monitored by a vet and have frequent bandage changes to avoid any infections.  Burlap is incredibly loving, but a very exuberant dog who will need guidance to learn his manners and to temper all that energy. Since his activity has been so restricted, he will love the day he gets to run and exercise.