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Monday Mischief: The Dreaded CONE Has Appeared!!

on November 18, 2013

Oh yes, it happened. The Cone of Shame has taken up residency in our home.

Daisy started licking at her stitches, and the vet happened to call to check up on her shortly after. We told her about it, and she said, “GET A CONE IMMEDIATELY!” So off DD went in search of a “comfy cone” – a soft cone that allows a dog to lie down comfortably without having a stiff foreign object around her head.

But of course, things are never that simple with Miss Daisy.

Just the opposite of the way she hangs her head and refuses to pick it up when we put a hooded coat on her, when the dreaded cone was put on, she raised her head skyward and refused to bring it back down. Like she thought she was wearing a sky funnel.

You're not serious with this thing?!

You’re not serious with this thing?!

Ever try getting a dog into a crate with their coned head sticking up like a giant flower? Daisy got stuck in the doorway hobbling in and got stuck hobbling out again.

When we got home from our brief outing, we found Daisy resting her chin on one of the crate bars rather than trying to lie flat like she usually does.

That's no halo, that's the cone's reflective edge!

That’s no halo, that’s the cone’s reflective edge!

Our solution is to start using our last dog’s crate; as she was close to 60 pounds, it’s a much bigger crate and will be far more comfortable for Daisy during her head-coned period.

There's a dog in there somewhere.....

There’s a dog in there somewhere….. She refused to lower her head!

Aside from that, I think Daisy’s coming along well. Of course she still can’t move around, but she’s starting to want to move around, which I think is a good sign. One of us has to always be sitting by her side to stop her from jumping up when she hears a sound that sets her off – she doesn’t realize her own limitations. However, she’s still experiencing some pain and we still have to give her pain meds when she needs them, but at least now we know what her pain signs are.

We’re finally back in the Monday Mischief Blog Hop!

37 responses to “Monday Mischief: The Dreaded CONE Has Appeared!!

  1. Oh no. I hope she heals fast! Mr. N doesn’t like wearing a cone either. He tries to head butt us with his cone.

  2. Misaki says:

    Oh noes Daisy, not the cone of shame:-( hope you don’t have to wear ot for long xx

  3. kolytyi says:

    Oh, yes, the side effects of development…
    Perhaps you might make a try with a transparent plastic cone such as this: http://shivaandjaya.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/eternal-love/, http://shivaandjaya.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/me-and-vuvuzela-or-my-first-meow/

  4. barb19 says:

    I laughed when I read about her holding her head up now she is wearing the cone and having difficulty getting in and out of her cage because she wont put her head down! Sorry Daisy! Hopefully you wont have to wear it for too long.

  5. 2browndawgs says:

    Poor Daisy, but the cone is a needed accessory little one. One thing I did with Thunder was to take him out on lead with the cone on. I used a clear plastic cone, (he would have found a way around a comfy cone). It helped him get used to it because he had to have it on in his crate too. It was hard for him to understand that he could turn around or lay flat with it. With a leg injury, I can imagine how much more difficult it is. Feel better soon Daisy.

  6. optie says:

    Poor Daisy, so much to cope with, hope she does not have to wear the cone of shame for long.

  7. Oh no, the loudspeaker… I hope it heals fast, Daisy. Maybe the bite not dog collar is an option, in case Daisy dislikes the cone :o)

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Ooo, I like that idea of using it as a loudspeaker! Except for crying, I haven’t spoken since I hurt myself, but I hope my first bark comes when I’m wearing it! πŸ˜‰

  8. Poor Daisy…Hang in there! It will only get better from here.

  9. Dawn says:

    Glad to hear Daisy is on the mend. That cone is no fun, though. Poor Daisy. Don’t worry girl. It will be over soon.

  10. Will and Eko says:

    Oh no, sorry to hear Daisy is stuck in a cone. Hope she heals up quickly.

  11. Marcie says:

    Hope she heals up quickly. She definitely makes that cone look cumbersome! πŸ™‚

  12. FleaByte says:

    Oh. My. Dog. The reflective edge is hilarious! I sure hope Miss Daisy gets out of that cone soon!

  13. Hawk aka BrownDog says:

    Hi Y’all!

    Oh you poor, poor sweetie! Get well soon!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  14. Mags Corner says:

    Oh, sweet Daisy we wish there was a way you could know it is okay to put your head down so you can see. It is no fun to have to wear that cone but anything that helps you heal well and faster will be good and it will only last awhile before you will be all well and free to run and play again. Just keep doing well sweetie. Hugs and nose kisses

  15. I have pictures of Cricket in her cone of shame (not the comfy cone Daisy wears with such grace) and she’s banging into walls and trying to reach her stitches with the edge of the cone, before she managed to pop the whole thing off her head. Oy.

  16. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Oh Daisy

    I couldn’t help laughing that you wouldn’t put your head down buddy – and who said it’s a ‘comfy’ cone, clearly it’s not! πŸ™‚

    Big hugs buddy

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      You and my whole family – everyone was laughing when I wouldn’t put my head down! I didn’t think it was so funny though – last night they made me sleep in that thing just because I chewed a stitch out the night before. Those stitches don’t belong there anyway! Hmph.

  17. megtraveling says:

    I hope our little pal starts feeling better soon… πŸ™‚

  18. Coccolino says:

    Oh Daisy, those cones are no fun at all 😦 We hope it comes off soon!

  19. Your cone looks so much better then mine πŸ™‚ purrrrr

  20. Clowie says:

    Poor Daisy, she’ll get a stiff neck. I hope she doesn’t need a cone much longer.
    When I had a cone it was so large it was difficult to get through doorways in the house!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      If Daisy ever figures out how to get the better of the smaller soft collar, she’ll be looking down the barrel of a big hard cone too! Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that! Luckily she only has to wear it at night because I’m with her all day, so I can make sure she doesn’t chew any more stitches. πŸ™‚

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