Sam here. I’m trying my best to catch up on some great shows on HBO and Showtime but so far nothing seems to be coming through. Can anyone tell me what’s up with that?
You probably heard that I had my teeth cleaned yesterday. I was a little loopy last night when mom picked me up. My eyes were very bloodshot and I looked like I had been crying with huge wet tear stains down my face. Mom thought I looked more than a little punch-drunk. My teeth are all sparkly now and nice Dr. Erickson removed a small cyst-like tumor on my front leg (yup, the same one I hurt last week-what were the odds?!). Mom noticed it when we were in California and knowing that I’d be put under for the teeth cleaning, opted to do both at the same time. If this is what getting old looks like, please unsubscribe me from that list.
See my blood-shot eyes? The third eyelid looks pretty gross, doesn’t it? Ick!
When I got home I was a ‘starving Marvin’ and ate like I hadn’t eaten in 87 days. Then I slept like a log all night long once I figured out how to navigate with the
cone of shame HBO receiver on my head. Mom used one of those travel pillows to help me get used to the cone but has been watching me like a hawk so I don’t lick my foot. She doesn’t seem to understand it itches. Dr. E said I can’t go swimming or take any baths (yeah…doing the happy dance about that!) and must take all the meds they gave me to fully heal.
Anywhooo…I’m ok though it’ll take a few days to get all the anesthesia out of my system and get the pathology report back so we know more about that little nodule on my ankle. Paws crossed it’s nothing serious.
In the meantime, I’m gonna work the pitiful angle. Think it will work and I score extra treats with this look? I’m counting on it.
In the meantime, I’m gonna take a lots of naps while I’m recording “Homeland” through this DVR cone. Maybe this stupid thing will keep my head upright since I can’t seem to lay my head down and get any rest today. Have a groovy Tuesday.
Live, love, bark! <3
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Oh Sam that cone of shame looks like it is no fun. The neck pillow looks lots better 🙂 Glad your teeth are nice and that cyst is gone though. Kisses sweetie 🙂
The cone has been a disaster; stay tuned for a hack that has worked great (so far). 😉
You poor thing, I’m so glad your dental went good and that you got that cyst removed, no reason to keep those nasty things on. Hope you have a speedy healing.
Hope springs eternal!
Oh poor Sam…the expressions on your sweet face surrounded by that cone are priceless!! Feel better soon!
It’s so pitiful, isn’t it?
Nothing sadder than a pet in a cone :o(
Beyond sad and pitiful. Poor thing has crashed into every possible angle in the house and has freaked out with today’s windy weather with it on him. Feel so bad but devised a suitable hack that seems to work and keep him from wigging out. Good luck to us! 😉
Awww…just read the latest post about Sam’s ordeal! The hack sounds like a good one. I’ve seen articles about alternatives to the cone of shame and people definitely recommend covering the area instead. Good luck…can’t take many more pics of Sad Sam :o(
Many thanks. I know, he puts to shame any Oscar winner, doesn’t he? 🙂
Poor guy. Sampson hated the cone of shame, his whole demeanor would change when I put it on him. I hope the cyst is nothing and you are back to being Mom’s shadow in no time! Hugs Sam.
Thanks Jodi. To say he looks pitiful is an understatement. I’m hoping he gets some rest, he’s been standing with his head in my lap for hours.
aaww poor buddy. I just know everything is going to come out fine my friend. You can’t keep a great pooch down – no way! And yes – suck this attention up for all that you can while you can. A little whimpering helps – looks innocent – not that any of us here know that from personal experience – snorts. And hey, don’t worry about that cone. You make that cone look awesome! XOXO – Bacon
Thanks, Bacon. Poor pitiful Sam is trying his best to rock the look but hasn’t quite figured out how to maneuver around in it just yet. Hopefully soon. 😉
aaww – give him some hugs from us. He needs some major TLC. Wish I was closer – I would try to cheer him up 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
You are a terrific cheer’er-up’er, Bacon! Thank you.
Awww, poor Sam! My guys hate the cone… Well, except Axel, he seems to think its a “special toy”!
Why does that not surprise me? #OhAxel
In case the cone gets to be too much. . .
Hahaha! I snorted coffee all over the computer screen with that image! Good one, Carol Mae! 🙂
Thanks. An old Halloween photo.
It was quite excellent! Have to remember that one. 😉
Oh Sam, first you hurt your foot and now this – what a week you’re having! Take care – loads of naps and extra treats will definitely help! 🙂
Thanks for the well wishes. Trust me, he’s working the sympathy vote big time. His klutziness sounds like someone else, doesn’t it? 😉
Bless your heart. ♥ I hope that everything turns out fine with the test results. Hopefully, you won’t have to wear your cone for long. ♥
Thanks M.K. At least two weeks in the cone, but hopefully he’ll figure it out how to gage getting through doorways soon (and stop looking so pitiful). ღ
Poor Sam. Hope you get to take that “receiver” off of your head soon and that everything is okay with your leg. I have my fingers crossed and Tippy has her paws crossed for you.
Awww, thank you! We gladly accept well wishes and treats around the ‘ranch.’ And thank you for stopping by and visiting. 😉
Sam and his pearly whites definitely earned a few extra treats/shows to binge watch. Glad to hear that trooper is doing well.
What a good boy! Portia cannot wear the “cone”, no matter what I do. She thrashes around, bumps into walls and gets crazed. So I resort to the watching like a hawk.
Those travel pillows work great in that case, though to be fully effective, they need to protrude 2″ longer than the nose. At least with that on, he can get the rest he needs while the anesthesia clears his system. 😉
It’s gonna get better fast, Sweet Sam. I had my teeth cleaned last fall and some bumps removed. The biggest one was over my tail and I had a pretty big one on my eyelid, too. They were just plain old poodle bumps. There was a different bump on my paw that turned out to be skin cancer. The vet called it a basel cell carcinoma but I wasn’t worried because Grandpa has had lots removed – easy peasy. Love from Jolie Amie and Granny
Thank you for the kind words. We have our fingers and paws crossed it isn’t serious. <3
I feel with you. I still remember our Sally [now sadly gone over the rainbow bridge], how afraid she was when our vet had to put such a collar [http://tinyurl.com/zs8zry9] on her. Glad you can bear it with some good humour, when you call it your satelltite receiver. 😉
Have a good time, and speedy recovery for your foot,
Thanks, Pit. We looked at our Sally’s cone picture. Oh my gosh, she really didn’t understand it, did she? They do seem rather frightened by not being able to see peripherally. We’re hoping the 2 weeks in the cone will pass quickly.
Thanks, Sam, for looking at Sally’s picture. Yes, she was scared at that time. We tried to help her as much as possible, and the vet took that contraption off as soon as he dared. When we were sure she wouldn’t tear the drainage thingies out of her wounds.
It’s always a balancing act-keeping them safe and protected. ღ
Heal fast Sam! The cone will be off in no time. You can follow all the ins & outs of the Broncos and Free Agency. Von Miller was franchised. He wants to play his career with the Broncos. 💙
Woo-hoo, that’s great news! And thanks for the well wishes. Puppy kisses and hugs.
Awwww such a sweet face – I’d give you treats Sam. Chienne (RIP) had one of them cones and she also complained about the poor reception. Hope you are better soon.
Thanks for the well-wishes, Edgar. 🙂
Hey Sam – guess your receiver needs a little tuning. Hope it comes off soon.
Dang satellite receiver! Two weeks and then I’ll be as good as Netflix. 🙂
It could have been worse. Kenzie the Westie (RIP) went in for a teeth cleaning and wound up having three teeth extracted in the process.
Yes, it was fortuitous there were no extractions needed. Dodged a bullet on that front.
Whew! I’m glad the cleaning and removal went well. Sorry you’re stuck in that TV signal-getter. I’m crossing my paws that the pathology comes back negative and that the itchies stop asap! *ear licks* Noodle
Thanks Noodle, I’m just hoping for lots more of the tasty treats that mom bought yesterday for me. Yum-may!
oh you sweetheart! I can’t click “like” because I know you probably don’t feel that great. Hope you are back to your bouncy self soon! xoxo DakotasDen
Thank you, sweet Dakota! Yes, I think I’ll be better soon, but I’m going to milk it for all the sympathy and treats I can. 😉
there should just be another way…maybe a cone for the leg. Cole has so many lumps and I beg the vet to remove them but they all say no. Leave them. He has had two removed however. Fast recovery Sam
It’s such a poodle thing. Thanks for the well-wishes. ღ
Sam you are your own dolby-surround-system now with that loudspeaker… but I hope you can put it away soon and all that bad things from the vet are forgotten soon… if you ask me, milk it as long as pawsible :o)
If I can’t watch Homeland on it, I’m definitely gonna take your advice, Easy. Maybe it will improve the Wi-Fi signal! 😉