Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Cone of Shame

My poor, sweet puppy has been crying piteously for days now, whimpering and snivelling about the injustice of The Cone of Shame. He finally went in for neutering last Friday (we waited until he was 13 months old for a number of health reasons). We tried just keeping a close eye on him for the first couple of days, but every time we turned our backs he went into turbo-crotch-licking-overdrive, so the e-collar we initially just put on at bed time is now tied around his big meatball of a head all day long. Today is the 6th day post-op and his discharge instructions say that he has to be prevented from licking for a minimum of 7 days after the surgery. So he staggers around the house, knocking down picture frames and crashing into door jambs, and makes sad puppy dog faces full of mournful reproach.

Just a couple more days, Otto, until we ditch that cone and get your Indestructible Dog Ball out in the yard for you again! Hang in there, buddy!


Janice the Manice said...

Yeah, we tried that cone thingy with Ruby when she was licking her leg constantly. She would either whack the cone into the wall/ doorway so that it would come apart or antagonize her partner in crime so that he'd rip it off while wrestling. Just be happy Lulu hasn't decided to help out his cause.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Poor baby!!!!!!At least you didn't try to decorate it!!!!!!!!! Hopt he's fine soon! Maryanne xo