Monday, January 17, 2011

Dog vs Cone

I am not going to make it 10 days. That’s how long Prudy, our boxer pup, has to wear the “cone” since she was spayed. Somehow, we are supposed to keep this hyper dog “calm” for 10 days so she doesn’t pop her stitches. Talk about impossible! The first two days we had the hard plastic cone, aka the lampshade, aka the satellite dish. It was awful! Pru would walk past things and knock them over. We lost an entire potted plant to the plastic cone. We would take her outside and the cone would get caught on the door, trees, you name it.

Day 1 in the lampshade:

Day 2:

We started looking for a soft cone. I found one at a pet store a little farther away, called and had them put that sucker on hold. I think I would have driven hours for it.

Pru in the Comfy Cone (kind of looks like a pirate):

Huge improvement, but still a giant pain. At least she isn’t destroying the house with it. Since the cone is soft, we can fold back parts of it, making it easier for her to eat and drink.  (Hmmm, therefore making it easier for her to much on a Hex Bug, a bracelet and a Beyblade.)  The hardest part for Prudy is that she has to be in the backyard on a leash. What she doesn’t realize is that this is much harder for me, since I hate to be outside. (Unless the weather is perfect and there are no bugs, then I love it.) Pru loves to be outside, she could sit in her sun spot all day if you let her. She likes to do her terror runs, play, bark, etc. Since she is supposed to stay “calm” (I can’t even write that without rolling my eyes), we have to take her out there on the leash. Did I mention I hate to be outside? Especially when it’s muddy. And cold.
Today is Day 5, just 5 more to go. I’ve already developed a slight twitch.


  1. That is so sweet. She looks fabulous!! I have had numerous lamp shades with all our collies, and they are such a nuisance banging into things around the kitchen.

    CJ xx

  2. Thanks! This is our first experience with the lamp shade and we were not at all prepared. LOL!

  3. Haha she does look like a pirate! I'm like you, too, about being outside. Unless the weather is perfect and there are no bugs, I don't want to be out of the house. The bugs are attracted to me like crazy - it's not uncommon for me to have 20 or more bites just on one leg.

    P.S. I gained 60 pounds with my first pregnancy (most of which I still have two years later), so I'm beyond thrilled about only gaining 15 this time!