Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Cone of shame
We have three dogs, and one of them doesn't really belong to us. We live in a house that my parents own, and therefore we are responsible for their dog. Koda is an 11 year old beagle/husky mix. She had a cancerous tumor removed a while ago. I thought it was a prolapse coming out of her girly bits, but it was a tumor. We recently took her back to the vet because she had a few warts and some other mystery bumps. Some of them were just warts, but some of them were also mast cell tumors. That's the same cancer that she had removed last time. So ... the old dog went in for surgery to have all her bumps and lumps removed yesterday. She came home with shaved spots all over her, and stitches in each place. The vet left two tumors that he said are fatty tumors, because they don't hurt anything.
How pathetic does this dog look? She has the thick fur of a husky, so it looks really funny. The cone of shame doesn't fit out the doggy door, so we have to constantly let her out and in, or leave the back door open. She has already mastered ramming into the back of your leg with the cone to get your attention. The cone comes off in 10 days.
The cone of shame .. I feel like we should decorate it or something!
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