Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful on Thursday




A couple of us have reason to be thankful today.




Phantom is very grateful for a sunny day and a warm sunpuddle to enjoy a nice long nap.



OK, Mom - I AM thankful to be home. I am thankful you came and rescued me. I am thankful to be back with my pack. BUT do you really think I am going to be thankful for THIS??? And I can't believe you think I am going to wear a lampshade on my head for TWO WEEKS!!! Some of my cellmates at that vet prison told me it makes a very good ramming weapon - no, that isn't meant to be a threat.




I must admit I am a bit worn out, maybe I will just rest here a while and take a snooze like my big brother Phantom.





The Momster here - yes, Lightning is home and he is NOT a happy camper at all. It is no surprise that he doesn't like his new headgear. Phantom has been kind enough to let him borrow his Comfy Cone. I will be switching the plastic cone (truly a deadly weapon to the legs) and moving the little guy to the more comfortable Comfy Cone once he wakes up. Hopefully it will fit inside the crate for bedtime. Lightning did very well at the vet's. Everyone loved him. They told me he greeted them this morning with a very big wooing song. I didn't have the heart to tell them that he was just letting them know that he wanted his breakfast and he wanted it NOW. Since the patient is now in a deep sleep, I will express his thanks to all for the good wishes and thoughts from yesterday's post.



Woos ~ Phantom, Lightning, and the Momster

36 comments:

Sue said...

We all hate those plastic hats because of the pain they inflict. You might think about a no-bite collar. They don't work if the injury is to the front legs but for anything else they keep the head and neck from turning and my dogs say they're more comfy than the cones.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad you're going into a softer collar. Buddy did some damage to his neck trying to get his hard cone off. :(

Miley said...

Whoever invented those darn plastic cones??? Good luck with the soft one, you DO look very cute in it!!

Miley and Maggie

Mrs. JP said...

oh, what great invention,,,comfy collar. Does that mean no bruises on your legs too?
Good for Lightning and good for Phantom (soak up that sun buddy)

dw said...

Glad to hear there's so much to be thankful for! I'm sure Lightning will be much happier with the soft cone rather than the cone of death! Ouch, those things do hurt when used as a battering ram!

BeadedTail said...

Phantom, enjoy that sunpuddle! Lightning, we're glad you are home resting after your tutoring! It's nice of your big brother to let you use his comfy cone too. We hope you heal up quickly!

Kari in Vegas said...

Yes those plastic cones can leave scars...

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
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Jake of Florida said...

We were going to suggest the softer cone -- but then saw you already have one.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

The Thuglets said...

So pleased Lightening is home safe and sound!

We have never had to wear those awful lampshades here..we always just wear a t.shirt!

Extra Big Nose Pokes for Lightening
The Thugletsx

Remington said...

Isn't it terrible to wake up with a lampshade on your head....makes us think it must have been SOME party!

Thor and Jack said...

Glad to hear you're home and going into a more comfortable cone!
Thor and Jack

Two French Bulldogs said...

Phantom will explain why lampshades are cool
Benny & Lily

Stewey said...

That comfy cone sounds PAWESOME!
Hope Lightning will feel better soon!
Stewey

Amber DaWeenie said...

Poor Lightning...Just wait till he finds out he's missin' a couple of parts....he really won't be very hap-pee at all!

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Sun puddles are the best - although I must admit we have been enjoying the nice cold temps outside today. Lightening looks so unhappy with his hoody - why does he have to wear it for two weeks?

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Glad you found that sunpuddle, Phantom!

Oh Lightning, those cones are very, very annoying, but it sounds like your nice Mom ha a more pleasant alternative in store for you.

Woofs,
Tommy

Hound Girl said...

oh gosh im so happy he is home and doing great. I was thinking of the little guy today. LOL he welcomed them with little wooooos, your so sweet to let the vet think he was just saying he loves them :) hahaha.

Oh Phantom looks super comfy in the sun spot.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Rut Roh! Clearly I missed an event in OP Land!

I'm glad Lightning is home, safe and sound. Now I am going to go see what I missed. Brain surgery?

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Frankie Furter said...

Poor Lightning... Sorry he missed his breakfast.. and NOW has to wear the dreaded... CONE OF SHAME...

I suppose he will tell Ernie all about it... and then I will have trouble getting him in Jennifer Jeep ... when HIS turn comes. Whine Whimper WHINE. I can hear it now.

Tucker said...

So glad that Lightning is back home and just slightly lighter ;)

woof -Tucker

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh oh, we don't like the sound of this. Hope Lightning is feeling good soon. We must ask mum what the heck is going on. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I wonder how the knones work on arms?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Glad Lightning is home and is recovering well. those soft cones are a godsend. We are sending White Dog Army healing energy and positive thoughts that the new "Big Boy" is back to normal in no time.

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houndstooth said...

I'm glad to hear that Lightning is home and resting well! I'm not sure I'd have the heart to make him wear the dreaded cone...

24 Paws of Love said...

So glad you made in thru Lightning and are home safe. Dude, what kind of stuff did they give you over there that you came home with a lampshade on your head??? :)

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

You better save that cone fur the momster - sounds like she gonna be needing it. (I is reading bloggies in backwards order.)

The Bleu said...

So happy the Lightning is home and resting. I tend to think of the cone as good training. It's going to happen, and it teaches you good coping skills.

I'm not well with change, but I will lift my head willingly to fit through the cone. I learned early that it's not punishment. It's just a thing.

Hope that helps.

With love from the Bleu

Bailey Be Good! said...

Been there, done that! I had a soft cone too, but when I managed to take that off, mommy put the hard one on (but only when she wasn't around to watch me). Hope you heal fast! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Maggie and Mitch said...

The softer lampshade does sound better but we hope you get rid of all lampshades soon, Lightning!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Sorry we haven't had a chance to visit in awhile and are so behind. Healing purrs for Lightening. We are wishing him a speedy recovery so he can get rid of that cone.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I've never heard of the comfy cone... will have to check into that! Hope Lighting is mending!

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Sagira said...

Bokeh here...just want to say I feel your pain my friend. I had my big boy surgery just awhile ago and had to wear that same darn cone. Yuck! Hang in there buddy.

Oskar said...

Yeah, those cones suck. I hope the soft one works better.

I know Phantom loved that sunpuddle. You can never have too many, especially in November.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Just Ramblin' said...

Good to see he is home and resting well. : )

2 Doodles and a Dane said...

Oh dear not the plastic cone monster! We hate them so much, we try and do a dance to stop people putting them on.

Hope you feel better soon!
Slobbers
xxxxxxx