Wednesday, July 21, 2010

 Kiri Cone Head

Seven months old, it was time to slice and dice Kiri.   She was close to coming into heat.   Being a mother was not in her future. 

In the name of keeping Kiri away from her "wound" we're destined to live for the next 8 days with a dog who clunks around with a cone around her neck.  Last night was her first one home from the proccedure.  Confined to her crate (it's a large open wired thing), Kiri rolled and tossed through the night which created the sound of crinkling plastic.  Not exactly music to anyones ears. 

At 1 a.m. enough was enough.  Kiri was taken outside to relieve herself and stretch.  Then it was back in the crate for the second half of the night's double header restless sleep. 

In the interest of a good night's sleep we could place Kiri in another room.  But I feel that it's important to have her close in the event the cone comes off or she needs meds to kill the itch and/or pain. 

You'd think there would be a better way to isolate a dog's wound other than subjecting them to cone headed torture.  In researching the Internet I did find that following this procedure a few owners place t-shirts on their pups in lieu of the cone.  Somehow I can't see this working as (a) The dog will find a way to the wound at the bottom of the shirt and (b) If that doesn't work they'll tear the shirt to pieces.  Or so it seems.

It's going to be a long 8 days.


La Roo said...

I've seen ones that look like the neck pillows for travel (like on a plane). I don't know where. Hmmmmm. They look softer and less big. Hmmmmm. I don't know where I saw those?????? I might be to hot right now for something like that though, with her furry little neck. Try having a weiner dog in one of those. It drug the ground. Not a pretty sight. :)

Bob said...

Laroo: Poor puppy. Two weeks of that? Not fair!

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