Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Cone of Shame

In my last post I talked about my trip to the beach and how I went swimming in the water. Well, that was only half the story. I did go swimming, during low tide, when all the rocks with barnacles are out of the water or close to the shore. Every time I ran to get my toy, the barnacles would cut my feet. Mommy didn't know I was even hurt because I showed no signs that I was in pain. I only wanted to keep swimming after my float toy.

Mommy stopped playing with me when she saw blood on the rocks. I don't even remember her cleaning my feet off because I just wanted my toy and that's all I could focus on. We left the beach right after this happened because Mommy didn't want the salt water and other germs to sit in my wounds for a long time. When we got home, I got a bath before Mommy cleaned out the cuts with alcohol. Mommy watched me for a bit to make sure I wasn't licking my feet and I kept going under the bed to do just that. Mommy said " Oscar, if you lick your paws one more time I will put the cone of shame on you!" and I thought OH NO! NOT THE CONE OF SHAME! ANYTHING BUT THE CONE OF SHAME!

I didn't listen to her and this is what happened.

It was so not cool, but I still made the cone look good. There is some good news too. I AM FREE OF THE CONE! That's right. As of yesterday, I have not needed the cone once because I am leaving my paws alone!

I couldn't be happier and I hope I don't need the cone for a long, long, long time!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathryn!

    I left this message for Oscar's FB page as well.--
    I'm Amy, a researcher and media buyer from Jukin Media in Los Angeles, and I saw this adorable video of your Boston Terrier and Guinea Pig snuggling together. Did you film this yourself?

    If you haven't given exclusive licensing rights to the video to anyone else, we are interested in making a deal to represent your video for promotion to TV and the thousands of media networks we work with across the world. I also think it would be great being included on our Pet Collective channel on YouTube, which features the best and cutest animal videos online.
    I'd love to give you more info about Jukin Media and discuss the possibility of licensing for TV and other media.

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    Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!
    Best regards,
    Amy Solomon