Friday, July 14, 2006

We'll Call Her ConeHead Jones

Who you ask? My dog of course. You see about a month ago Chris and I came home one day and after I let Belle out of her kennel I noticed there was blood on my pants. It was very odd but we couldn't figure out where it was coming from. As each day passed there was more blood, on our clothes, on the walls etc. We finally figured out it was coming from a cut on the very tip of Belle's tail. We have no idea how the cut originally got there but we assumed that everytime we were leaving her alone she was getting at it and making it worse. We took her to the vet on Monday because it was not healing, in fact it was getting worse. He bandaged her tail up and gave us a cone for her head to prevent her from getting at it when she was alone. She did fine till we actually left her alone for the day on Wednesday. We got home and she had enough room to get at her tail, get the top of the bandage off and bite at her wound. Chris rebandaged it and we set out yesterday to find a bigger cone for her head with no luck. The size bigger than what she has is WAY too big for her neck. So now we are back in the same predicament. She does have a follow up appointment with the vet this afternoon, so hopefully he can figure out what to do.

I decided yesterday it was time for a haircut. It was getting too long and too hot for this time of year. So off I went to the salon and had her cut around 5-6 inches off. It feels SO much better. When I got home we colored it Midnight Ruby.

Chris has softball tonight. That is if it isn't rained out since it seems to want to rain here a lot lately. They have had 2 games rained out, won the 2 they have played and last week got a win by default because the other team didn't show up. So hopefully after tonight they will be 4-0.

7 comments:

Jodi said...

Your poor puppy. :( I hope the vet has some ideas for you.

We need pics of your hair! I wanna see it!

Alison said...

....and the pictures?

Kelley said...

Oh poor doggie! I hope her tail gets better.

Family Of Five said...

WHAT?!?! You talk about haircuts and colors and don't post any pictures?!?

Andrea said...

So, are you going to post a picture of your new "do"? I'm getting quite irritated with my hair lately, too. Hmmm... Guess what? I actually have a couple pictures of ME to post! Can you beleive it!?

Bumbling Bav said...

Oh the cone is very become of her. You should put some sparkly stuff on it ... or maybe everyone should sign it like a cast!

Zoe said...

Oh, sweet doggie!!! I hope that her tail heals quickly . . . before the neighbor dogs start laughing and pointing!! LOL!

Umm, hello, you can't tell us about your hair cut and not show pictures!!!!