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All is well, thank goodness, but the procedure undertaken to remove something no bigger than a chicken tongue has left her with a scar the size of a chicken nugget. And a ginormous bald spot. And a bad attitude.
For a couple of days there she would would aimlessly wander the house, hissing and swatting at nothing in particular. And the site of the surgery must have been very close to her vocal chords because she is keeping her typically long and operatic vocalizations have become short and gruff.
Paired with her scar, her behavior gives off the air of a drunken pirate.
A badass precious kitty pirate.
My girl Tracy’s dog Juno just got a cone and she has to wear it for a whole week.
A whole week?
How can she embrace her inner pirate with a cone around her head?
There must be something Tracy can do to spiffy up Juno’s cone — what do you suggest? Ideas welcome!
Poor babies, both Lola and Juno. I wish the cone was in another color, that would be cool! Not sure how to do that – paint might not work well but it would be unique. I pray for both of these family members. They are precious.
the same idea of piercing & weaving came to me too, but what about cutting out designs, a la stencils?
aww 🙁 The poor things, that’s awful. Glad Lola is fine (nothing wrong with royal bitchiness!), but as far as Juno is concerned… I would keep whatever goes on the cone nice and light. Nothing that obstructs her view even further- maybe a little lace trim around the edge and the odd occasional gemstone for sassiness, but not too much so she doesn’t think there’s stuff flying around her constantly which she can’t reach.
I hope both her and Lola will be 100% again soon x
Poor sweet drunken pirate kitty – hope she feels better soon. Juno looks adorable in her cone. I love the woven ribbon idea!
If the cone has a top and bottom (my dog’s cone does, it attaches to his collar at one place so it doesn’t spin randomly), how about attaching a headband with some bobble-ball antennae? Or any headband with funny ears, like from a dollar store Halloween costume.
As one of Miss Lola’s major fans, I am in favor of a little extra TLC… her favorite niblets perhaps? I know your are already doing this as her caring human-pet… but maybe a few extra of those soft kitty treats?
I would send her some if I could!
By the way, if you check out my facebook page, that dog of mine got sprayed by a skunk last night. (I found out it is skunk mating season in the midwest)
My point: I would rather have a grumpy Miss Lola right now versus a Rusty golden retriever who reeks of skunk. :o)
Thank you 🙂 Fur babies need love and support too!
If I was a dog, all that lace, glitter and bobbles in my peripheral vision would drive me nuts! That dog needs extra rubs, and talking, and petting. When mine were sick or recuperating I would wrap them up in blankets with a heating pad inside. They never complained. My older dog was so humiliated by her cone that she would face herself into the kitchen cabinets so no one could see her head and all she could see was the cabinet door. She probably closed her eyes in shame. If Juno is on a leash, you could take the collar off for a short time.
For Lola, I think she needs a new hat! I just found a Smoky the Bear hat that might fit her, but I don’t think I can part with it. Is she a Presbyterian? Palm Sunday is coming up and they usually wear their Easter hats then. We Catholics always had to wait until Easter. I think Lola needs some new boxes to jump into. (refer to all Japanese Cat in the box videos on You Tube). Perhaps some luggage like vintage hat boxes. How about hanging some toys like a kids mobile?
Haha. Lola will be thrilled to hear your strategy. She loves her “cookie time” as we call it. Your poor rusty dog! Did you try smothering him in canned tomatoes? That worked on our dog, as I recall.
This is true. Safety before fashion!
I think the lace-like cutouts are good idea. You don’t want anything that would make it so Juno can’t see through the cone lest she ends ups with yet another cone-requiring injury. Sort of a vicious cone, if you will.
FYI There are soft cones available that aren’t so miserable….
Thanks for all the suggestions, y’all! Miss June is adjusting to the collar, but she still wants to be pretty. Based on these, I think the new plan is to make coffee filter flowers to trim the bottom end of the cone. I might play with adding some white ruffle around the open end, but I’m not sure how she’d feel about more distraction. Poor thing is a little embarrassed about running into door frames already 🙁
I’ll pass along the encouraging sentiment 🙂
She did tell me, though, that of all the kitties she’s seen, Lola is the prettiest!
Stella Dora von Swineburg
Awww…sending hugs and kisses to Miss Lola! We are keeping her speedy recovery in our hearts and prayers….she can get better and still be a badass pirate! Best wishes to Juno too.
Thanks Stella! Lola will appreciate such kind words from her favorite pig 🙂