After our third tail-related trip to the vet for Buster, we received good word from the vet. All his time "coned" and all the time we spent giving him drugs, spraying his tail with numbing spray, etc. has paid off. Buster will not have to have part of his tail amputated, as we had feared. Hooray for pembrokes with tails! We finally bathed him and Genevieve tonight. They were long overdue.