Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday's Update - Fleeting Freedom:(

If you haven't read our post from earlier today, go below and read it first so you can feel happy for me at least for a few minutes.

Yep, back in the cone again. I had four hours of freedom. Then Mom left for about 15-20 minutes to pick up the oldest grandbiped. And I just couldn't help myself.

Yep, I got my scratcher going and made a mess.

A closer look.

Mom called the vet to see what they wanted her to do for me. They said it was probably best if she brought me in so they could see what it looked like. So off we went again.

The good news is that I didn't do any real damage, although I did make the area bleed and almost opened a couple of tiny spots on my incision. So the vet says another week of conehead. BUT the Momster says she is not sure a week is going to be enough. She is going to go with her gut next week, like she wishes she had done today. Moms seem to always think they know best. If anypup or human out there has any suggestions, please let me know. I so do not want to spend the next month in this cone:(

Sorry, Mom.

Woos, Phantom Sad and Bad Boy


Benny and Lily said...

Oh poor baby...what an ouchie! You are destined to wear your lampshade. feel better
Benny & Lily

The Thundering Herd said...

Phantom, Phantom, Phantom - it sounds like something we would do. Looks like even when you get the vet's freedom, mom will be supervising you very closely.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


NOW I have to get revise my post fur Tuesday ;=(


3 doxies said...

Uh doofus, why you do dat?
I mean now poor Khyra has to go fiddle withs her blog post again...hehehe!
Okay, I be serious now. Your poor mom is gonna goes ka-razy.
I am just glad you didn't really hurt yourself to bad.
I don't haves any ideas cuz we haves never messed with our incisions. Maybe he could wear some gloves so he don't scratch (okays, I'm grabbing straws here)...I am clueless!!!!!!! I hopes somebuddy can gives you some ideas though. But, if you need to laugh just thinks of having 5 of laughing yet?


BeadedTail said...

Phantom, at least you had a few hours of freedom from the cone. We know that once you started scratching it probably felt so good you couldn't stop but we hope you don't do that again! We're glad you didn't injure yourself too bad though and are sending snooter smooches to help you heal up again soon!

Stella said...

I have some extra wide ACE bandage that might work. Want to try it?

Or Puddles the jokester also had a good idea with some booties on those feets.

Ah, Phantom, you might be a sad boy but you are NOT a bad boy, just doing what comes naturally!


♥ Sallie said...

Oh, No! That looks bad!

Um, I don't know what you should do. I wish I could help! Now I know why Dawn tells me not to pick at boo boos! Did the Dr. say anything about salt water?

Lola said...

Now that's something of a let down, isn't it? Well, better in that cone than bleeding and getting infected. Yeah, I know. Easy for me to say. I'm not in one at the moment. Still, at least you have a soft one. Other furiends we know are at this very moment trying to get some sleep with a ginormous hard one. See, things can always be worse.

lotsa healing licks,

Lola and Franklin, too.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Oh dear, hope you get well soon. But for the time being, please bear with the cone. We are sure your Mom knows best.

Maggie Mae said...

Oh dears! :(

Phantom, why you has to go and do dat? Mom knows best so I guess you will be stuck in dat thing for maybe a couple more weeks. Hang in deres my furiend.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Tanuki Maxx said...

Oi..back in the cone we see..!
Wish i could find other alternatives for you buddy, but i guess this one goes to mom. You'd best be in the cone for a little longer..
We're all here for you..let us know if you need a scratch, we'll scratch on your behalf!!


Lacy said...

woofs, me hopes Gypsy starts to feel better will cross my paws fur her..and hmmm Phantom, u gots to quit scratting u gonna b wearing that cone till hopes u lets it start healing...

b safe,

Minna Krebs said...

PSA to my family: Cancel celebration for da Thunder getting rid of his cone!

Poor guy....I knows it be hard sometimes when your scratcher gets to just don't want to stop!

I thinks in this case your Mom knows best. And if she thinks you still needs da gonna be wearing da cone.


Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Wooos Phantom! I think woo might have a problem.... I see no way of getting that cone off now, Moms can be pretty stern when they think it is fur our best interests... bummer

`husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

houndstooth said...

Aww, Phantom! I'm so sorry! So close, and yet so far! You gotta lay off on the scratcher! You don't know your own power!


Bijou said...

Oh I bet it felt real good to scratch that itch! BOL

But now you gotta pay the price. Gosh. I hope it was worth it.

Banjo has to wear a shirt every time mom leaves the house so he can't scratch.


Deborah said...

OH Boy, that's not good! I have been incredibly busy at work but just wanted to check in on Phantom. Tell him I'm sorry, but keeping the cone is for the best! I will try to get to my post tomorrow but maybe I should do the book review first then on Wednesday I will do the PIF. No rush I hope!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You didn't! sigh. You did. You can't be scratching or it won't heal.

Ruby's Raiser said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear this! I was hoping all would be healed by the time I returned. Oh poor puppy, we're going to have to put your paws in mittens. :(

Lorenza said...

Yes... I read your last post and I was very happy for you!
Please... be a good boy or you will have that cone forever!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Dang!!! No breaks, huh? I can't believe you have to go through this again. Once again: Hang in there!!!
(Gypsy's so cute!)

Sapphire said...

poor Phantom. just a little bit longer. HUGS.

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Phantom, I am so sorry! Hang in there and try not to let the cone get you down!!

Your pal, Pip

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Phantom, I am so sorry! Hang in there and try not to let the cone get you down!!

Your pal, Pip

Barbara said...

Oh man, not goods Buddy! I just had my "operation" and I didn't even lick it once! Yous gonna be forever in that collar if you don't stop!!

(Trixie is barking out the window)

Wyatt said...

Sorry Phantom..that sucks. I bet it was itchy, because it is healing. Hang in there pal!


jen said...

Oh Phantom! I know it must be so hard not to scratch, you've been waiting so long to get at it, just try to hold out a bit longer!

Thor said...

Poor Phantom. We're so sorry! Please be patient with the cone and get well soon!
Thor & Mom

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sweet Phantom
I know your owie just itches sooo bad,. And I know it must have felt so good to scratch,, but you must not.
Now very soon- like in a couple weeks, the cone will come off.
You be good boy, cause mama knows best.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Phantom... that looks nasty! Keep your paws off that hun!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Oh we have done that lots of times! I've done it, Jada's done it and now our kitteh sister has done it twice. I'm sorry you are stuck in conedom. You know you have my sympathies!


Mr. Nubbin'

ForPetsSake said...

Poor Phantom! Unless it's not recommended by your vet, you could try applying a little Neosporin Plus on the incision site. We often recc this at our clinic as it speeds the healing and has a numbing agent that will help stop the itchiness of the healing process. Good luck!

MAXMOM said...

Hey there...
Sorry you are having such a hard time with Phantom.
There have been times in our household where it's been better to simply bandage up the culprit paw.
My vet here tries to keep the cones off as much as possible - although sometimes it's inevitable. Perhaps try the bandage thingy (under supervision) for a few hours?...but your vet knows best!
Sending lotsaluv and wishes for a really speedy recovery.

Keisha said...

Oops! I sorry. :) Feel betterer! :)

24 Paws of Love said...

What a boo-boo you got there. So sorry to hear that you need that cone on again. Wish I had an answer for you, but the only thing I can think of is putting a sock on the foot that scratches. Hopefully it will heal really quick and you'll be able to enjoy your den again.

Wild Dingo said...

Juno would totally know what to do with that cone:

unfortunately she doesn't enjoy flying because she doesn't have enough frequent flyer miles to fly first class, so she can't take care of that cone for you. but she can send lessons to TD and Ciara for you... maybe they'll help you out when they graduate mastications 101.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh no... poor little puppy!! I'm going to purr for you LOUD, hope you're feeling better.

George the Lad said...

Oh dear, its for your own go you know, I'm sure it will be off soon
See Yea George xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no! At least you were happy in your crate for a little while without that nasty cone, Phantom! Our paws are crossed that you heal quickly and lose this stoopid lampshade!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh poor poor Phantom. We will be calling your Phantom of the Opera if you have that cone much longer.
We can understand when you ouchie is itychy you gotta itch buy you will have that cone on forever if you do!!!!!!
Now you must distract yourself by a huge juicy bone that you will be so busy chewing you will forget all about your itchies.
love you lots
Martha and Bailey xxx

♥♥♥♥Team Husky♥♥♥♥ said...

Hi Phantom

Oh woo were so silly doing that to yur face! Kodiak got his teethy teeths onto his bootie when he had his toe boo boo and then took the stitches out - it was all red & inflamed just like yur face looks!
When yur Mom next takes off yur cone DO NOT SCRATCH YUR FACE - if woo do woo will have to wear that horrible thing for AGES!!!

Stay strong Phantom - DON'T DO IT!!!


Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Oh Phantom - U gotta lern - u scratch then the cone gits bak on. An'we r afraid it iz true - what MOM sez, well that'z what happenz - both of us Beaglebratz haf found that out the hard way.

Gus said...

Late again! Glad for the good news, sorry for the bad. think maybe booties might be a good idea. Also, what about one of those new collars that look like airline pillows around your neck. We think you might fit in your crate, and are sure it would help you heal if you feel more secure.

kisses for the itchies

Teka and Gussie

Cyber-sibes said...

Sometimes woo just hve to scratch wehere it itches.... sorry your itchies caused woo so much trouble. We have an idea - maybe mom can give woo some cone-fre time each day and put some dog booties on woo so your claws don't come in contact? It's worth a try! Paws crossed fur ya!

jack a-roo & miss moo

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no sweetie that looks so sore. It must itch so much for you to do that.. Please try and leave it alone then the cone can come off.. Hugs GJ xx

Hound Girl said...

Mr Phantom I am so sorry it got all yuckie again! Keep those paws to yourself buddy :)
Maybe some socks over his paws??
I am sorry the cone is on for another week but looks like that is what is best, tell your mom to hang in there!

Fred and haylie

Sonic said...

I got upset at your for hurting yourself, but then I saw that last picture...

And NOBODY can stay mad at a face like that!


PS but stop scratching!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Oh Dear, Oh Dear, OH DEAR, Phantom! We are so sorry about this. I understand that you couldn't help yourself even though you were supposed to. But it has to get better, so chin up, pal!


KB said...

Oh Phantom... I am so sad. I missed the happy 4 hours - how I wish that I'd seen the good news before this post.

I recently read an article about alternatives to cones. I don't think that any of the options will work for you due to the location of your incision but I'm going to read it again to make sure.

The "cone of evil" just won't go away. I'm thinking of you Phantom.

Fred said...

Oh dear! {i would have done the same thing.} Hope you are cone-free again soon!

Mrs. JP said...

We second the idea of Neosporin ointment!!! It does speed the healing. It must double itch because the incision is healing and hair is growing back in. Poor Phantom,,,maybe mom will let you out of your cone for a little while each day. So sorry, from the pack in the holler.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I would lose my mind if i had to wear that cone for more than about 5 seconds. Seems like cruel and unusual punishment to be going on 3 weeks now... there must be a better way. People don't have to wear cones. I say try any and all suggestions here. Poor Phantom.

Angus Mhor said...

Aww, Phantom, buddy! I'm sure sorry you're in the Cone Zone again!

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

Ouch!!! Phantom, why did woo do that fur? Sorry you have to be back in the cone.

Sam & June

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Poor poor Phantom!!!
Yes I do have a suggestion! Mom can you take the cone off and put in on again?? When Bambi wore the cone I could get it off but not back on. So when I took it off it was just before Tom was coming from work so he could help me get it back on. When Phantom has the cone off you have to be able to watch him at all times. It DOES itch!! It itches and then trouble!!
Bambi was the smae way. When the cone came off she was in her crate!! She loves her crate too!!
When she came out of the crate she was going to scratch!! So if you can take it off and put it back on you can give him some relief!!
XXOO, Fern

sprinkles said...

Oh, poor Phantom! I feel so bad for you because I know you don't like wearing that stupid cone!

I had wondered if maybe you still might scratch. And now we all know you will. I hope that incision heals over quickly so you won't have to wear it anymore.

I know you've got the itchies twice as bad as normal since your incision is healing and you have hair growing back. My recommendation would be neosporin as others have suggested. It really does help quicken the healing.

Hero said...

Sorry about the cone, Phantom. I have my paws crossed for woo so that the incision heals super fast and woo will be out of that cone forever!


AFSS said...

Our advice next time the cone comes off DO NOT scratch no matter what. K?

We are sorry you are reconed but we has to say we thinks it is for the best. Purrs the stitches heal soon so you can regain your freedom.

Aksharaa said...

AWWWWW....Phantom, that looks nasty. But we hope it is not as bad as it looks.we would have done the same , we know. so don't be guity about it. another week of the cone sounds bad, but it will do you good in the end. Maybe Momster can take it off for sometime during the day like play n meals and walkies while u are under snoopervision. part from that you gotta live with it.
Sorry about this.
We love your hideout. Looks safe n we take your word for it.
that salazar slitherin guy looks exciting!! But Mumsy would never ever let us get near one. Not that we have met any yet.
Mummy says thanks for liking her handiwork.wish u could come for coffee...errr...milk
Bud n Gin

Anonymous said...

PHANTOM! What in dog's name were you thinking?? Oh dear. I didn't read everybuddy's comment but maybe your mom could just wrap your head in a big ol' bandage like they did to Boomer (aka Nubbin). I just don't know. You gots to practice some self restraint if you wanna get outta that thing. (But I bet it felt good to be able to scratch it, huh?)

Wiggles & Wags,

Molly's Momma said...

Dog boots would be my best option they do the job and may be a heck of a lot more comfy and happy making for the poor wee fella

Anonymous said...

Poor Phantom, you have to try so hard to be good! If you don't you might wear the lampshade forever!

woo woos, Tessa

Kari in WeHo said...

oh my I am so sorry

Don't forget, we moved to

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Oh no! Phantom!!! We feel so bad for you and your mom too. Please keep your paws off and don't scratch the next time the cone comes off! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Clive said...

Oh Phantom, we are so sorry to read this ... we were so happy for you to get the cone off! Hopefully another week is all it takes!

take care
Clive and Murray

- we know all about going at things and not leaving things alone in this house - Murray has been pulling his eyelashes and eyebrows out for the past few days! For no apparent reason and we can't get him to stop - he has hardly any eyebrows left at the moment, not a good situation.

Murray's Mom.

Huffle Mawson said...

Sorry Phantom. All I can suggest is that you come visit me and take a break from your mum!

Rambo said...

Oh Phantom,
You are officially now a Conehead. Sorry!

Sagira said...

Aww...Phantom bummer that you back in the cone again. :(

I agree, mom should just follow her gut. She knows YOU best!

Hopefully you will get all healed up ASAP.

JAZEVOX said...

oh, get well soon, get plenty of rest so you heal quicker. new follower, jazevox

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Phantom and family! Me is so glad to know you! I reads your blog often! I likes the name Chronicles of woos! I just realised I hadn't subscribed through google but I had booked marked you blog under my favorties. But know I is going to follow yous on googles! You is so fun!

Boxer wiggles,

the booker man said...

awww, phantom, that totally stinks! only 4 hours of freedom?? i hope your scratchin' booboo heals up really really fast like so you only have to wear the cone for a week, not longer like your mama thinks. pretty please be a good boy when you get that stoopid cone off again!!
the booker man

Life With Dogs said...

Just the briefest taste of freedom! You poor thing!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Oh Phantom, we would not want you to get an infection or for the incision to not heal! Please remember next chance you get that Freedom comes with responsibility! What you need is one of those face hoods like they put on horses...and the words to the Serenity Prayer! Still sending you strong healing energy!

Holly and Khady said...

Oh Phantom! I'm so sorry your freedom was so short lived.

Maybe your mom could put some thick socks on your back foot instead of using the cone.


Tee said...

Oh poor sad phantom,

We're very sorry you're back in the cone ... but think of it this way ... short term pain for long term gain ... we hopes you heal soonest!

Licks and wags

The Dog WOods Pack

Cocorue said...

awwwww Phantom,
i emphathize but you have to be good or you will have to wear that cone for a loooooong time!

i think i may have to sit by you to take care of yooooooo.......Now, you don't want that, do you? i can be a meanie bol!
please please take care,

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi phantom!

oh poor sweetie!

we know you were just scratching an itch and it felt good at the time.

you are just strong and made a boo boo.

we are so glad you are ok. we hope it heals up real fast so that you can get your cone off for good next week.

m & e

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Awwww, Phantom! I'm going to sentence you to watch the episode of "Friends" where Phoebe has chicken pox.

Mochi and Mommy said...

I know it's hard, but please try not to scratch. Hope it gets better soon!


Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Thunder, I just stopped in to check on you and see you are back to a conehead! Please don't scratch your owie, dude! You need to get better! :-)


Toma said...

Does it hurt? :(
It makes me to feel so bad to see him in such condition :(

Poor him :(
He did not want to, but...

many hugs (hug)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh no, Phantom!! I was just about to leave a happy comment on your previous "Liberation Day" post when I then saw this! Poor you! But ooh - that scratch does look awfully red and sore!! I think you do need to be protected from yourself! Try to be a good boy and not make your human stressy - and that cone will come off sonner than you think! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

FiveSibesMom said...

Ouch...hope you feel better and heal soon! No more scratching! (Even though we know how hard that is to not do!)