Sam here. Well I guess I went and did it! Popped a stitch in my leg. At least one, maybe even two. She couldn’t tell. I just know it tasted pretty good and know for a fact, dog saliva has super healing powers and was only trying to help out the healing process. But what does mom do? She goes totally crazy.
Um…how did that happen? No clue. Mom had put the small cone contraption on me that she bought and watched me like a hawk since it was kind of on the short side. Ok, I confess…I must have sneaked in a couple of licks when she only had the soft travel pillow on me (that or I thrashed around so much, I clonked my leg) but then she
began the torture brought out the big guns. I swear, this thing received signals from the freaking International Space Station!
Personally, I think it’s a bit of overkill but hey…I’m just a dog so what do I know? Like I mentioned, I crashed and banged into every angle, corner, doorway, piece of furniture and kneecap in the house…at least once. My poor nerves were frazzled. It’s been super windy here in the Mile High the past couple of days and the noise swirling around inside the cone completely freaked me out whenever we went outside. It got to the point I didn’t even want to read any pee-mails. I thrashed and banged around all last night long and the whole family barely got any rest. How is this poor poodle supposed to recover when he is wiped out from lack of sleep? Yeah, I thought so.
So Mom thought about creating a hack where she could take the cone off by taking one of her old socks and pulling it up over my whole leg. The vet told us not to bandage the incision to keep me from licking it but we could put a sock over it. She used some athletic tape to tie off the top and keep it from falling down. It stayed on all day and I never touched it (#gooddog) It felt so great to be rid of that stupid
satellite dish cone. I’m thinking of staying here all day and night to catch up on my beauty sleep. You can wake me up once this whole incision biz has fully healed so I can get back to being a fur coated pogo-stick doing what I do best.