Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Fun - Again NOT!!! Poor Thunder!

Woe is me again!!!

So here I was last night lounging on my loveseat condo when the flashy beast interrupted my peace.

And then the flashy beast operator was looking at this "comfy cone" as an option for Phantom to have next week instead of that hard plastic lampshade.

And look what happened. This is ME today. How did this happen? Are you wondering about that too?

Well, this morning after we all got up, I spent some time out in the family room - I just love to lie on that beautiful white carpet. Mom came out to put all the blinds up and let Mr. Sunshine come in. Then I heard her say, "Oh no, what is all this?" She had found several trails of light blood stains in several different places on that beautiful not-so-white-anymore carpet. She thought for sure that one of us had to have a UTI or a broken nail or something like that. So we all got a paw check and a tummy etc. area check. No signs of blood on any one. What could it be from? Then the lightbulb went on. Some pup has been very itchy and doing lots of nose rubbing. Ummmm, that would be ME. Upon closer examination, this is what she found.

Do you see my snooter?

Here is a close-up - mega ouchie!!!

This has happened to me before but not this badly. At this time of the year, there is something in the outside world that really bothers me. And I start rubbing and pawing. So a call to the vet confirmed it is time to start the benadryl. Mom can try a little antibiotic ointment too as long as I don't lick it. I don't mind any of that, BUT then they told her to put a cone on ME too:(

So off she went to Petco to buy not one, but two of these comfy cones. I must admit that it doesn't feel too badly, it sure beats that other thing I see in the garage, the one that really looks like a lampshade and is really hard and "uncomfy".

Now this part is embarrassing.
Mom, do I really have to wear it outside too?

So far I have been really good about this new attachment. Maybe it is just the effect from the benadryl - yawn - I am so tired. But, Mom, I am telling you now - you owe me some extra treats for this one.

Woos, Thunder Dunder


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh nose ;-)

Don't mar your handsome self!

What would Kat say???

The khone looks pretty khomfy - fur a khone that is -

PeeEssWoo: Summiii's sisfur Kiana is marking herself up pretty badly too - the two of woo SO need to cease and desist! BTW, my word is GRATE - are woo trying to do that to your snooter?

Anna the GSD said...

OMG! You get better soon! I mean you're good looking not matter what, but that cone blocks your entire studly view!!

At least little sister isn't trying to eat it...yet. :)

Life with 5 dogs said...

Your Poor Nose! We Hope you feel better soon! At least you have a nice soft cone, and not a really hard plastic one. Your Friends
Geisha,Grover,Wrinkles,bailey and Lily

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes Thunder! You boys are worrying us so much! We hope your nose gets better soon. The cone does look much more comfy than a lampshade and it does highlight your handsome face. We're sending you and your brofur kisses to get better!

3 doxies said...

Oh crud...when it rains, it pours at your house. And i wonders how come dat white carpet is more appealing when you haves an oucie withs da blood oozing out...hmmmm, must ponder dat.
Howevers, I haves heard nutin but good things bout them cones.Look at da brigt side of it week you and Phantom can pretend likes yous twins. Oh what? you don't likes dat idea?
Hopes you feels betters soon.


Sparkee Spud said...

You poor thing Thunder! Hope your nose gets healed quickly and you can ditch your cone!

Mack said...

I think you should milk it for all you can TD!

Good luck with the snooter!

Holly Diane said...

I hope that you heal quickly! I wish that I would have known about those comfy cones when my pups have needed them!

Lacy said...

woofs, geezzz pup, just one booboo after another with u thinks grass not like me, me gits itchy too..

b safe,

pps heehee my word, dingleta

Bijou said...

Oh no! Not the cone of shame! Sorry bout your itchy nose Thunder. The medicine will have you all better in no time. Banjo had to take some of that stuff a few weeks ago cause he was sneezing his little head off.


Toma said...

Sweet Thunder, u will get better soon :) :*

Benny and Lily said...

Ph my word! We are going to run out of paws to cross. We hope every buddy gets better soon. Those soft lamp shades are much better
Benny & Lily

Sue said...

We've used the comfy cone the last couple times someone had a problem and we like it much better than the hard cones. The dogs can move around more easily and sleep more comfortably and the backs of our legs don't get all bruised.

I had to start Fudge on Benrdryl today. his eyes were red and watery and I didn't want him rubbing them.

Sagira said...

Oh no! Thunder I sure hope your nose feels better soon. We can be injured buddies today since a cat got my ear huh?

kissa-bull said...

brinksey winksey has his paws crossed just for you in our bloggy today if you wanna come to cks it out. we sure hope you feel better soon and we are sending our snooper dooper healing pibble sugars your way.

the pittie pack

Nubbin' Tails said...

Phantom...maybe we were sepawrated at birth. My nose gets dried out and splits too and then mom slimes with neosporin or aquafor. And we all know about my cone drama.

Hopefully all this will be over soon!


Mr. Nubbin'

Piappies World said...

Hi there Thunder,

You look swell with the new-improved cone. Do get the boo boo out soon and we pray for you and Phantom too.

We send our positive thoughts to you all and your Mom too.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We hope that heals us soon!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Maggie Mae said...


I hopes your nose gets better soon.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

OMD, when it rains it pours! We hope your boo boo heal up soon TD. Sorry that you have to wear that cone thingy but at least it's a comfy soft one.
Hugs to Phantom and kisses to Ciara.

Sam & June

Rambo said...

Now Thunder has a boo boo too??? My Dawg...what is going on over there??? Please don't lick off your meds Thunder. Your snooter needs them.

the booker man said...

oh noes, TD! i hope your schnoz gets better soon so you can take that softie cone off. (i do have to woof that it looks way better than the hard cone!) i know how you feel, though. my mama has been giving me zyrtec lately cuz it helps me from having itchy ears.
you and miss ciara pretty please take good care of your brother, okie dokie?
the booker man

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Ouchie is right. That looks sore. Benadryl seems to be the magic pill! Hope you heal quickly---at least you have the soft cone of shame rather than that hard thingy.
BabyRD and Hootie

The Thundering Herd said...

Were you picking your nose (snicker)? And its a cone of shame, even if it is a little more stylish.

Ms. ~K said...

Say it isn't so!!!
Thunder, this is taking commiserating with Phantom just a little too far! You poor baby...
and yes, sending more hugs to Mom!

I had not seen this when I emailed you earlier...

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom really does owe you lots of treats after that!! Hope your little nose gets better really soon...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Painter Pack said...

Poor little woo! How itchy da nose can be! I hope woo feel better and less itchy soon. And woo is handsome in the lightshade!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Ouch, that looks so sore...:(
We are glad you know the cause though and so hopfully you will be feeling better very soon. :)

We have a Jack Russel friend here that gets very bad itchy feet this time of year. They get sore and she has to have treatment for it... it is some sort of allergy reaction like yours.

We hope you are all better soon and don't have to wear the comfy cone for too long. The extra treats sounds good though. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

well at least its not the nasty plastic cone!

sprinkles said...

Oh Thunder, that looks ouchie! I hope that Benadryl does the trick.

My parents have a young beagle whose tummy has been bright red for months and he scratches it constantly. The vet put him on multiple strong doses of antibiotics and steriods but nothing seemed to help clear it up. It seems like they had to put some kind of creme on his belly too.

Then my parents went camping and noticed it seemed to be clearing up quite nicely! And when they returned home, he was back to being bright red and itchy. They finally realized it was the weeds in the yard. He's looking much better but hasn't healed completely.

If you haven't gotten the blood out completely, you can always try peroxide. Pour it on the area, wait for it to stop bubbling and pat it dry with a damp towel. I used to have problems with my kitty before he died and this worked the best to get it out.

Ruby's Raiser said...

Oh baby, your poor little snoot. Hoping it heals very quickly. In the meantime, we're trying to imagine what a white carpet would look like in our house after a couple weeks with these two! ;)

Thor said...

Thunder, I hope you heal quickly!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Thunder!! Your poor nose!! We have to say the comfy cones look alot better than the plastic kind. We didn't even know they made those. Mom will have to remember. Get better please!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Thunder, dang! Stop picking your nose!

Myndi Brunty said...

Poor Thunder! When it rains, it pours, doesn't it? We're all still praying for him throughout the day and hoping that he gets back to 100% soon. I'm sure that not having to deal with the terrible lampshade will contribute to making him feel better too!

Mr. Pip said...

My mama has threatened to use that cone when I get itchy allergies. So far, she has held off! You wear it very well, Thunder!

Your pal, Pip

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! That is a cool looking cone. Golden Healing Thoughts on your nose. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh poor TD! You guys just can't catch a break at the moment, can you?

Sam said...

Ah, we know all about those cones at our house - my cat has had SEVERAL extended stints having to wear one :( Most recently, she had to wear it for a month, also for a nose sore. Thankfully, it's all healed up now.

You'll get through it!

Sam and MargeDog

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh no! Not you too, Thunder! Poor thing - that DOES look sore. But I think your collar looks very nice and comfy - I had never heard of those nice soft ones before my blog friends mentioned them (maybe they're only in America?) - I had to wear the nasty hard plastic ones!

Hope your nose gets better soon!

Honey the Great Dane

houndstooth said...

Thunder, you are one good sport! That cone does not look fun at all! I hope you don't have to wear it for long!


Cyber-sibes said...

Hey TD...

Ha-roo, roo. They say laughter is the best medicine. Just doin' our part t help out! Seriously, get better soon - that looks way too ouchie!

jack a-roo & miss moo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh Thunder! Even in a cone, you look adorable. I'm sorry your nose has an ouchie though. I hope it gets better soon.


Lorenza said...

When I saw the first picture I thought it was photoshop!
And then.... ouchie!
I hope your nose will heal soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...
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Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thunder Dog
Allergies are a nusance. Now look what their doing to your nose!
Don't be embarrased about the cone- at lest it isn't pink.
I will blow some kissys your way, and I hope they land on your nose.
And I am going to blow some bubbles your way to land on your mamas nose,,,, so she knows we are thinking of her tooooooooo

Sapphire said...

do get better. thinking of you.

Maureen said...

Oh but Mr. Thunder, that cone does divine things for your beautiful eyes! It just makes them stand out even more. The girls will be falling over and swooning when they see that photo!

Mr Koda MD said...

The promise of good treats leans me towards putting up with the ridiculous cuddly lampshade for a while anyway

Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no, Thunder! I remember that comfy lampshade all too well! I'm glad you can tolerate it cause I surely couldn't!
We hope your nose heals quickly!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

George the Lad said...

Oh poor you, I have to say the head gear suits you, but you must stop picking your nose because Phantom will need the head gear, pass on my love to your mom and of course Phanton

Pibble said...

Oh, dear! Actually, you look quite handsome, still! How do you do that with the cuffy thingy around your neck...

JD and Max said...

Oh poor Thunder, but you do wear your cone well! Ciara - we think you're going to have to become a nurse to look after your two brothers! We hope your nose heals fast Thunder so that you can get out of your cone real quick! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

KB said...

Poor Thunder! That cone of shame is probably worse than your snooter pain! I hope that you feel better soon. Those allergies are NO fun at all.

mayziegal said...

Awwww...poooor little nosie! I hopes it gets better real fast! I do likes that cone, though. I think it makes a rather dashing fashion statement!

Wiggles & Wags,

Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Woos Thunder Dunder.... what to say, were woo feeling put out because Mom has been giving extra attention to Phantom? I don't have allergies but the little Scampi does, he hand rub himself raw, I hope woo nose heals fast or Mom will need to buy two of those. Has she heard about giving woo locally grown honey (MUST be local) everyday to help the allergies? It works wonders.
~Husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Deborah said...

OMD, you do have a lot going on..the comphy cone looks good, I have never seen one of these and it is sure good to know about. Another good idea by someone!

Full of Grace said...

When it rains it pours, eh?? So sorry that two of you are havin' issues! Hope you are all back up and runnin' (and healthy) in no time!!!

Angus Mhor said...

Aww, Phantom! Thunder! You guys! Well, I'm sending you my best purrs and mraow-oo's..I love your handsome faces. And for Ciara and your mum, too, for all the loving care they'll be giving you. Get better, Thunder! I'm purraying for you, Phantom.

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh poor Thunder, what on earth have they done to you....!
Only you can still look devilishly handsome in a lightshade!
We have our basset paws crossed that you got all better quick fast!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh handsome Thunder, allergies are not good! We hope you get better real soon!

woo woos, Tessa

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh handsome Thunder, allergies are not good! We hope you get better real soon!

woo woos, Tessa

rottrover said...

Sending healing thoughtss to your nose, your brother and calm thoughts to your mom.

hahaha - my verification word is 'exessess.' i think you guys have an exessess of medical stuff at your house!!

twinkietinydog said...

A boo boo on the snooter? Allergies, huh? What's up with us dogs and all those allergies? We must ask our humans to stop polluting the planet. You gave me an idea for a post. I'm going to go over many styles of nasty cone styles because I realize many folks still don't know about their other options. Of course yours is styling. Extra treats are definitely in order!!!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope that this gets better Thunder. We thinks that cone looks comfy... better than those hard ones.

AFSS said...

We are sorry Thunder.

Nellie and Calvert said...

Hi guys,

Thunder, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Just want you to know nothing can mess up that beautiful face of yours... handsome is handsome no matter what!

Schnauzer licks

LUCKY LUKE said...

O The Thunder... what a snooter ouchy! And I am so sorry it has landed you in a cone, even though that one looks super comfy and I'm tellin my the Mom to get me one for... you know, next time!

I sure hope your benny-drill helps you out. I take one most every day on a counta the mct I had, but I fink it helps me wif the general itchies, too.

Sure hope you're feelin better and outta the cone real soon!

Wif love from the Luke

I fink I must be your long lost brother, on a counta I have so much in common wif you all!