Aurora, a 7 year old golden retriever cross presented to the clinic for a laceration from an unknown cause. Aurora’s owner brought her in right away and her wound was repaired by Dr. Hanak. Two weeks later the sutures were removed and everything looked great. A few weeks later Aurora’s owners noticed a lump behind where the initial injury was. After trying medications with no success the lump was ultrasounded and radiographed. It was determined surgery was needed to explore the mass. Dr. Smith took Aurora to surgery and discovered two stick pieces! It was concluded the initial injury most likely was caused by a stick, and it had penetrated far beyond the wound, and unfortunately two pieces broke off inside. Aurora has healed from surgery and is doing great!