Setting Records and the Cone of Shame

Both dogs made it through their surgeries and are home. The vet and crew experienced how stubborn Mr Moby can be. He went into “freak out” mode which involves a high level of adrenaline running through his body. This made it more difficult to put him under than expected.  In the end, he set a new record for the most tranquilizers needed to bring him down. And here I was so hopeful on leaving him behind…. If he ever requires any additional surgeries, I’ll be staying with him through the whole process. No need to put the dog and vet crew through that much stress again!

moby n cone

He now gets to wear the “cone of shame” but seems to be adjusting quite well. The sutures run along his throat for about 2″. It’s a challenge to keep him from scratching the incision.

We had some major weather Thursday. Over 1.25″ of rain with thunder and lightening extending over 4 hours. Unusual for our area. It certainly brought in a feeling of fall! Below is the view off our deck of drooping plants and so much rain you can’t see very far up the hillside.

rainy day

The wooden bird feeder provided a nice shelter for a chickadee just visible on the left side. It was a great day to stay indoors! Maybe I’ll get a little creative juices flowing today as I dog sit the recovering. 🙂

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Setting Records and the Cone of Shame

  1. Poor Moby. Your flowers are or were beautiful. I can’t imagine how it is with three big dogs, if I were a cat I’d be looking for new “feeders”. Hope your back is holding up to all this. Jean

    1. Hi Jean! The flowers are still hanging in there even after the brutal rain. It will be warming us quickly (and will probably be super humid) by Sunday. Cats are back and hanging out in the garage. They have learned to stay away from the front door and avoid the back all together. Things are starting to settle… and my back is fine for the moment! 🙂
      Hope you’re doing well and starting to transition into fall.
      Much love to you!

    1. Kind of. We actually had 3 inches of rain. I looked at the wrong data collection. If I can just get Mr Moby healed…. not going so well there. 😦

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