I went to see my nice doctor and vet techs and they were very happy to see me of course and they took the itchy metal staples out of my leg. They took my zipper off! Now I am not nearly as itchy and I don't have to wear the donut. Getting rid of the donut is really a huge relief. I have to be careful though because if I lick the scar too much I will have to get the donut back on.
I got a new collar, too. It must be specially made for me because it matches my harness and leash and has daisy flowers on it. I am a lucky dog - a new knee and a new special Daisy collar! Finally I am being treated like the queen I am.