Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It was all a little too perfect....

Yessiree....all just a little too perfect. The stockings were hung by the chimmney with care.....with a gate 'round the tree, the dogs didn't care! Life was good....presents were bought.....nothing left to do but enjoy the holidays........
That is until........"dun, dun, dun, duuuuuuuuun.......
....this seemingly harmless piece of plastic entered our lives.......



This piece of plastic that is reeking havoc in my once beautiful Christmas home!!!!!!
Looks harmless, doesn't it???? Oh, but it is until it turns into this.................


It seems that our sweet little Chloe, who last week endured the pain of having her womanly parts removed (a.k.a. spayed) is now having to put up with an E-collar and antibiotics. Poor little thing....BUT, because my furry little babies do not understand English (yet) they do not understand the reason for the E-collar. Katie the older dog could really care less (she's more interested in licking my tattoo which I avoid at all costs and Chloe's incision) but Eros, the mastador, thinks his best buddy has a fun toy around her neck...not good!!! Chloe's activity level (ultra-high) has caused her to have swelling in the stitched up area of her belly and when I wasn't looking, she's been picking at it despite my t-shirt contraption I rigged up on her (unbeknownst to my son whose undershirt she was wearing!). Anyway, till December 28, Chloe must wear this horrible collar. Not only does she constantly run into things, she cannot navigate up or down the stairs nor can she fit into her crate which causes another dilemma....where does she sleep? Eros will cry if her crate is not within viewing distance of his so I constructed a gated area between my diningroom table and my bookshelves next to his crate and covered like a tent. This is just nuts! When I brought her home from the doc yesterday, I started crying on the phone to Sweetie Man cause all the dogs where confused and crazed over this collar.....my son was laughing cause he said it made her look like a space alien! Plus, at the end of the evening, I have to somehow manage to put a warm compress on her incision to help with the swelling....yeah, right! I did manage to do it for a whole 3 minutes yesterday...woo-hoo!
I guess things could be worse....I can make light of it now cause I'm getting things a little organized with who goes outside when and such and if it makes Chloe better than I'll do it, cause they are my babies and I love 'em! And hey...if worse comes to worse, I can always put Chloe on the roof and see if I can get free satellite TV! Till tomorrow, yinz guys!

9 Comments:

Maria said...

Poor chloe having to wear the e-collar....poor baby.
She does look awfully cute though!!

Andi said...

Poor baby! I don't know who to feel more sorry for you or the puppy?! I hope Chloe is better soon!

Sue said...

Aww! Poor puppy! My dog had to wear one of those and did pretty good when he got used to it. Of course, The Daddy was joking about satellite reception too! When the cat had to wear one, things did not go as well. Hope your baby gets all healed up soon.

Brandy said...

Awww poor baby! I hope she gets to feeling well soon! Hugs!

Jen said...

Poor Chloe.
-Jen

Dipsy D. said...

Oy, poor little Chloe! She looks so cute though - and well, this time will pass too, and then she'll be able to roam the outdoors again!

Sydney said...

Poor Chloe and poor Lucy! December 28 will be here soon, although probably not soon enough for you.

stitcherw said...

Oh poor Chloe, I hope she's better and can take the collar off on the 28th. It is going to be a long time for you and her other furry buddies until then. My younger dog Jazmine had to wear one of these once, and it caused her to go so nuts she had to take something to help keep her calm.
Sue

Vik said...

Hugs and all my loving to Chloe! Poor baby!