August 30, 2006

Poor Pitiful Pup


The always lovely Princess Emma (aka Super Beagle) asked how Cowboy was doing and from this photo you can see he has not made a model patient. He managed to rub one of his stitches out on Sunday and by the time I got home yesterday to take him to the vet for a check up, he'd rubbed out another. Thus the Elizabethan collar. To say he dislikes it is to put it mildly. I had warned him of the evils of this dreaded device, but he didn't listen. He is absolutely mortified to wear it. He sits rock still and whines in the most piteous manner.

It was still on when I came home tonight and his stitches are dry so at least it's working. He also managed to get into the window with it on - he looks kind of like a canine astronaut and I did ask if he'd channeled Mars today but he was too busy being overjoyed to have it off to answer me. I will leave it off when I can watch him but it must go back on when I'm not here. We go back to the vet again next Thursday and hopefully the other two stitches will come out.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Poor Cowboy . . . I am sure he loved having that space suite off! lol I hope he is fully recovered soon!

Joanie said...

Oh Patti...that photo of Cowboy, it's so cute! I am sure he is mortified to wear it. Hopefully, it will be gone for good!

Are you getting excited about CATS?

bunnyhead said...

Aw, poor puppy! He looks a bit embarassed to have his picture taken with the collar.

Chelle said...

Awww, that poor little pumpkin! I had to chuckle at the photo, he looks so pitiful. Hope those stitches heal quickly so the collar can go away.

zoeandcooper said...

Awwww, what a poor little guy! Hope he is feeling better soon:)

KarenV said...

Awww, poor Cowboy! Hope he's feeling better soon.

lobstah said...

I know I shouldn't laugh but animals look so funny with those things on! I hope poor Cowboy can have it off for good soon.

Barbara said...

Aw, poor Cowboy. My kitty Dan had to wear one of those when he had a big incision on his shoulder with a shunt ... he was miserable! But like Cowboy, he wouldn't leave his stitches alone. I hope your buddy will be fully recovered soon!!