Sunday, January 23, 2011

Canopies and Cauliflower

Now did that title catch your attention?

"OK, when I said I wanted a princess canopy for my bed, this isn't quite what I had in mind."

(Ceiling repair underway)

"What is the Momster talking about now? She says I have a collie-flower in my ear - I wouldn't recognize a collie-flower if it walked by me. I always thought a collie was a dog named Lassie. What's up with this one?"

Now the Momster's turn. Yes, he does indeed have a cauliflower in his ear. The photo is a bit blurry, but it looks like a big ugly wart to me.

It is new, because Thunder gets his ears washed and checked regularly since he tends to build up wax. I know that these warts are usually benign and harmless, but we will be off to the vet this week to have it checked just to be sure. It will definitely have to be removed because it is big enough that it pretty much blocks the opening to his ear canal. Paws crossed it is nothing to worry about.

Now back to your regular Sunday program.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pee Ess - we finally put away the Christmas stars and opened the last of the presents in our header. Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for our very beautiful new header.


Frankie Furter said...

Aiiiiiiiieeeeee Collies are hoooge. How did you ever fit Miss Flower the Collie into your ear?? Well, I think the VET will think you shouldn't be putting stuffs like that.. or even Beans in your ears!!!
I am sure it'll be OK though.

Now about the new header... YES!! That's what I'm talkin about... It looks like Spring and Summer!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Jake of Florida said...

Love the new header! As for the collie flower -- how strange that something our folks normally like to eat should have such a different manifestation. Fighters get cauliflower ears somethimes. We didnt know that doggies get them too.

Hope it's something easily removed!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Winnie said...

Yes, nice header!!

Hope your ear checks out fine. I'm sure it will. I'll cross my paws and claws for you.

Let us know soon, won't you. xx

Sue said...

It's always something. I took a big wad of hair out of Noah's ear last night. He has tine little ear canals and lots of hair growing in them. I try to keep up with ear cleaning, but this mess got past me.

Good luck with the vet. That doesn't sound like a serious thing, just a major inconvenience.

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

We too will cross our paws that your ear is all better soon.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

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

All paws crossed that it is indeed nothing but a harmless wart.

Doris Sturm said...

I've never seen one and never knew exactly what a cauliflower ear was...glad it's nothing scary.

Happy Sunday to my most favorite three fluffballs :-)

Your pal, Gizzy and his mommy

Remington said...

Hope your ear gets better....ouchie!

Wyatt said...

Sorry about the boo boo in your ear :(
We do love your new header!


Huffle Mawson said...

Oh, I hope that thing is nothing serious!

Benny and Lily said...

We hope that vegetable in your ear is nothing. We will keep our paws crossed for you. You do look quite princessy with the canopy
Benny & Lily

Sagira said...

Love your new header photo!

Only the best princess canopy for you Ciara.

Ouchies...hope the ear is okay and heals up soon. My cousin had that once from wrestling it looked awful and he said it was very painful. :(

scotsmad said...

Did you get a seed in your ear? Sometimes we get grass seeds but so far they haven't grown into a flower. Sorry about the vet visit, but hope everything turns out A-OK!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Elyse and Riley said...

Nice new header! Ciara, we do love your new canopy...even if it is plastic instead of fabric! We hope the wart doesn't cause too much of a problem for you, Thunder.

Elyse and Riley

BeadedTail said...

Ciara, all princesses should have a canopy! Thunder, we hope your collie-flower ear is okay. Hope all of you are having a great Sunday!

Wild Dingo said...

eeewwwwweee! paws crossed for it being nothing but eeeewwwweeee!

hugs to TD tho for being a good sport!

sprinkles said...

That's a nasty looking wart, Thunder! I hope that alls it is.

Loving that new header!

ronniisramblings said...

Ohhh mee ohh mi how dis yoo gets a collie flower in your ear ole ? Yoo must havs awfully big ear oles to do dat. Wee will havs our paws crossed dat all goes well for your dog-tor visits. Richie has a mahoosive wart rite on hims nose n his does bleed a lot cos him catches it n scratches it butt hims not allowed to havs any hoperations cos ovs hims bad heart.
Wee hops your flower clollie is jus n ikkle one tho n goes away reel soon


Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hopes that trip to the vet turns out ok! We thinks that collie is kind of in the way! We find that canopy interesting!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Hey! We like your header too!

Tucker said...

On nose - don't you hate ouchies? I think that is canine papiloma or something like that. I'm pretty sure they are contagious but go away on their own. Momma saw them when she was researching for my histocytoma. Going to the vet never hurts though. Hope that's all it is.

woof - Tucker

BRUTUS said...

Bummer! I've never liked caulifolower in the first place, let alone when it grows in your ear!! Hope it's outta there soon!

Brutus & Carmen

Tessa the Maltese said...

I totally agree with Benny and Lily, you look Very Princessy under the canopy.

We sure hope all goes well with Thunder! We will keep our paws crossed too!

As far as your new header goes it it just BEAUTIFUL!

woo woos, Tessa

Kari in WeHo said...

Baily had a wart like that in her mouth. I thought it was a ball of string from the rope she was chewing on at first!


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Nope, that duss not look like Lassie to me. Sorry to woof this, Thunder, but I is going to has to agree that you needs to go to the V-E-T to has it looked at. And I will deny I efur woofed that.

Gus said...

Yup, we are on the side of those who think Thunder should see the V.E.T.

That way he AND his mom will feel better.


Tanuki Maxx said...

For a moment there i though there'd be food..!
Hope all turns out well with your ears Thunder!
Paws crossing for you!

P.s - Hi to Ciara and Phantom

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your new header is beautiful! We love it!! I wish I was able to do things like that but it just doesn't work for me at all! Ciara, you gorgeous princess, you look so pretty there on the carpet! We will pray that the collie flower in Thunder's ear is nothing bad and can be removed quickly. It looks like we are all running to the vet too much but it's sure necessary. Prayers and paws crossed for you. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

FiveSibesMom said...

Beautiful new header photo! And I'm liking the spring-likeness of it with all the freezing temps we've been having (tonight is predicted to be minus eight below. Brrrr.) Paws cross that Thunder's cauliflower ear will be A-OK. I'll be looking for the updates. Husky hugs times 5 coming his way!

PS - I've been keeping my eye out for a white Sibe per your request. MaPaw (there is a link on my blog page) has a few beautiful white Sibes up for adoption. I didn't know if you were still looking and if you were interested in a pup or an adult, but I thought I'd pass it along.

Pepsi Bum said...

I KNEW IT! I knew collie-flowers were evil! Now they've invaded your ear too; oh poor Thunder! I'm keeping my paws crossed that it is nothing to worry about.

Ciara looks most royal under the canopy too, hehe.

Oh, and I LOVE the new header. :)


Maggie Mae said...

I LUVS da new header too! Puppy prayers is on da way to Thunder fur his ear.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

houndstooth said...

Yikes! Cauliflower in the ear does not sound good at all! We have our paws crossed that it's nothing.

I think I'd like having a canopy for my bed!


Lorenza said...

Well... certainly it was not the kind of canopy you had in mind... but looks fine!
Thunder! Take your chance before the Vet takes care of that collie-flower in your ear. Now you can say to Momster... "Sorry, I did not hear you"!
I am sure everything is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Mr. Pip said...

My paws are crossed that it is nothing serious. Over the past year, I have developed several warts (about 8 of them). My mom is a little freaked out by them, but the vet says it is nothing to worry about, just part of growing older.

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a beaWOOtiful and pawesome header!

Of khourse, the title so khaught our attention!

Paws khrossed the veggies in TD's ear are just bean-ein!


KB said...

Poor TD.... I hope that it turns out to be no big deal. You're so on top of things that I'm sure that it hasn't been there long which has to be good news.

And, yes, your title did catch my eye! I like Ciara's canopy :)

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Love the new header, it looks like summertime!

I just can;t imagine how some collie;s flower got in your ear! I'm sure it's nothing and hope you don;t have to put up with mcuh prodding and poking.

ForPetsSake said...

Header looks great - looking forward to spring!

Cauliflower growths, which is what it looks like, look icky and grow fast, but otherwise just inconvenient. Poor boy - but he is ever so striking with his red heart tag!

It's bewildering that as the number of dogs in a group goes up, the likelihood of vet visits seems to go up exponentially **sigh**

mrd23 said...

Oh Dear!
I never liked vegetables and now I know why!
I do hope it is not going to cause you too much trouble.
Your pal,

MAXMOM IN SA said...

We'll be thinking of you with your vet's visit and hope that everything turns out well.
I agree...that headers is beautiful and the canopy is delightful.
Sending Lotsaluv

Maggie and Mitch said...

Every princess deserves a canopy on her bed, Ciara - now where's mine?!
We hope the cauliflower is nothing serious, Thunder.
Love the new header!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby and Penny said...

We love the new header. We can't wait for spring. We just got another 12" of snow.
Thunder, we are sending vibes for an easy veggie removal.
Love Ruby & Penny

Amber DaWeenie said... pack member, Holly the Jack Russell, had one of dose once. Hers was bad though and da vet had to actually CLOSE up hers ear and move her eardrum to da lower side of hers head. She looks funny wit her ear all sewed up. She had a couple of da odder ear too but does got better wit just da medicine.

Hope you's feels better real soon.


The Thundering Herd said...

Oh, yes, our hu-dad is a total nut about taking us to the vet for every little bump and knot. It's ok, because we really like our vet.

Anna the GSD said...

Do I need to come supervise your ceiling repair? I'm cheap, you can pay me in noms! :)

Oh no! Vegetables in your ear! I hope your visit to Dr. Vet goes well! Paws will be crossed!

mayziegal said...

I just luvs your new header. It's so springy!

I'm very much sorry abouts the Collie-flower in your ear. You know, I lives in Collie-rado but I've never heard of a Collie-flower. I wonder if it's gonna bloom before your mom has it taken off?

Wiggles & Wags,

Kitty+Coco said...

Rut Roh, vet time. Better take care of the colli-flower thing. All I have to say is that you deserve a MOUNTAIN of treats after, and lots of special momma-tention.

Kitty and Coco

Ginger Jasper said...

I hope that nasty is just a harmless wart and it can be removed easily. I will be keeping my paws crossed for you.. Hugs GJ xx

Piappies World said...

We got our paws crossed for Thunder's Dr. V-E-T visit. We hope that all will be well.

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

George the Lad said...

Paws crossed that the collie-flower gets sorted
See yea George xxx


Oh no! canopies and collieflowers?
Umm I hope ciara doesn't try to put cheese on your veggie ear and nibble on it. What is going on over there!!!!
PS-flat george visit was fun! Feel better thunder. I typed it since woo probably can't hear me that well

Mrs. JP said...

can of pees? Sorry, my husband makes me watch the Three Stooges and that's the only line that makes me laugh.
Keep us posted.

Lacy said...

w00fs, wow, thats a big booboo...hope nothing serious...your header makes us think spring...yea!!!!

b safe,

bbes tribe said...

OOOH! That is a collie-flower. Glad Mom is going to get it checked. We don't want it to block your hearings or keep Mom form cleaning your ears. Good Luck. We will keep our paws crossed for your checkup.
BTW we like your new header. We are ready for Spring too...

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Poor Thundr! Does it hurt? Are you rubbing your ear? We know ALL about ear ouchies at our house right now. Sending White Dog healing energy and positive thoughts that it is a mere annoyance not a medical issue.

Sam said...

I've never seen one of those before! We will keep paws crossed that it is nothing!


Asta said...

Pwincess Ciawa
That is a most woyal looking canopy, even though you had something else in mind.
You know my BFF Lacie had one of those in hew eaw and it aftew she went to the dogtow, and she got some medcins, it fell off. I hope youws does the same Thundew.
I'm sending all thwee of you massses of smoochie kisses
pee ess I love youw bootiful headew pictoowe

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we like the new header too.

Hope Thunder is okay.

Ruby's Raiser said...

We know you don't like the V.E.T. but it's a good idea to make sure this is not something to worry about. Your mom has enough worries already!

The Thuglets said...

Your new header photo is simply gorgeous!

Sorry to hear about Thunders ear..pawscrossed that the vet soon has it sorted!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Louise said...

I wandered over to your blog from Romping and Rolling in the Rockies. I'm glad I did. Your dogs are very beautiful. Your grandkids are as cute as can be. I'll be visiting often, I think.

I hope that Thunder's ear is OK.

Anya said...

Love your header Wow!!
We are going saturday to the VET
We all must go :(
Take care with your ear !!!


Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

Anya ♥

Ludo van Doggy said...

Goog luck with your new collie-flower. It must has taken you a lot of work to grow it but I bet they will get it chopped off. Auntie Penny has some of these. She had some chopped off too, but the vet does not want to do it any more since she getting older and got the heart problem, but he says they is all benign.
~lickies, Ludo

Martha and Bailey said...

We really like the New Header - take care!