Monday, July 27, 2009

Little LampShade Boy / Mr Hou-dit-it ...!?!

Hello there!

It's the Nurse reporting. Or Missy as the locals here call nurses.

The dogs are on the mend. I don't think many of them realise that they 'sporting' boo-boos. I say sport, because they seem to be blissfully unaware of their wounds until I come along and head lock 'em (for the not so cooperative ones) or conjole and sweet talk the others that can be persuaded. It's a good thing I only have to corner and 'head-lock' only one...

That's, little Mr Hou-dit-it. Or Tubby Junior. The little escape artist who came home with a huge deep cut on his hind leg.

Little LampShade Boy ...

He came back from the Vet a couple days ago sporting a collar. Yes, the lampshade collar. I've been teasing him calling him 'little lampshade boy' until this morning when I discovered he had ditched his lampshade ... only to find it much later in the evening in the furthest corner of Dog Woods.

He was such a klutz with a collar on banging into all sorts of things - legs, dogs, gates, fences, trees ... it would have been funnier if it weren't so painfully annoying being rammed from behind by the 'lampshade boy'. Honestly, how he got through the two fences with his lampshade collar to the far end of Dog Woods is still a mystery!

The dog's a canine Hou-dit-it version of Houdini!

It's a good thing his exit out of Dog WOods have since been blocked - by boulders (This Missy also doubles as Dog Woods of ministry of works and maintenance).

And that's NOT the extent of little Mr Hou-dit-it's one night, he's also managed to unravel the Vet's good stitches! And now the wound is gaping gash once more. On the bright side, it's drying up - no more bloody runs. But on the down side, am appalled. Not knowing whether I should sent the boy for another round of stitching (yes Martha and Bailey, the Vet's really building his mansions at Dog Woods Pack's expense!) or to just leave it at that of course, with daily tending of his wounds.

Stitch no more!

... along with the rest...

The older dogs, Joe, Anna and Trixie are mending very nicely. Which am glad. Dried up scabbing wounds are a good sign. At least from this 'Missy's' point of view. ;)

So, Trixie MUST always carry something in her mouth whether it be bottle or ball. Joe must have his ball and no one (four leggeded) else will even get sniffingly close without suffering some sort of warning (with the exception of yours truly).

And Anna ... well, Anna is a tricky one. She has her moods. While she's the sweetest Doberman with this Missy, she's not a dog to be crossed - at least amongst the Dog Woods Pack. At the rate she's going whooping the rest into shape - yes including the Rottweiller Joe, I dare say she's the Alpha Female of Dog Woods! (Don't tell Tuffy though ... he likes to think he's Top Dog)

The Dog Woods Pack dynamics are forever evolving ... but first and foremost, I have to deal with little Lampshade-(less) boy or Mr Hou-dit-it!


  1. Once again, nevFUR a dull moment in The Dog Woods!

    A Gotcha Day is fur when we let our hooman adopt usually doesn't know our official birthday since we might be strays/etc!

    I hope that khlears that up fur all of woo!


  2. Jeepers! I hope the vet has the decency to name his yacht after you guys!

  3. There's a tee shirt in the current "In the Company of Dogs" catalog that says something like "it's all fun and games until someone gets a cone."

  4. Oh, the dreaded lampshade! Hope you're out of that quicker than I was last time!

  5. never a dull moment - hope everyone is doing well

    Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

  6. Ouch! I hated getting hit in the back of the legs with that lampshade. Samba used it to push people an other dogs around. I found one that had a rubber edge and that helped a lot.

    I'm glad to hear that everyone is mending.

  7. I'm all sympathy. I've had to wear the lampshade a few times and hated every second in it. I hope you all get over your injuries quickly.

  8. There is always so much going on at Dog Woods! We HATE lampshades and think they are particularly bad for hounds who need to sniff all of the time!
    Wishing everyone a speedy recovery.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  9. Lampshade doggies can be quite a hazard always ramming it into people and other dogs. Maybe he didn't ditch it so much as somebody removed it after getting coned one time too many.


  10. Oh no, not the Cone of Shame!!!
    Get better quick guys!
    Your pal,

  11. Glad to hear things are on the mend, maybe you could try one of those new collars they have instead of a lampshade. We didn't use the lampshade on Phantom because he couldn't get to his incision with his mouth, it was his back legs that were the danger - hence the t-shirt.

    woos, the OP Pack

  12. We came by several times to leave a message but we couldn't. We have the problem resolved now, so Buddy would like to respond to you calling him a quack in Dr Buddy On Call.


    Quack? Quack? Quack?

    I'm speechless!

    Dr. Buddy