What do you do with a dog who is happily standing with his full weight in a pool of his own blood? No pain. "Yeah, I'm bleeding. You don't have carpet. What's the big deal?
If you are Gary, you scream at your wife. Then at some point, you realize the dog needs medical attention.
Gah. Mac now has one less toenail, for some unknown reason. The upside is that Mac is defiant about the protective head cone. Doug would just try to walk while dragging his entire head on the floor. Mac tries to leap up out of the cone. It's sad yet funny.
Video, we must have video! Sad as it is, of course ;)
Posted by: Jamon | November 19, 2007 at 01:59 AM
You lead a most exciting life. Glad it was just a toenail... not, for instance, an intestine...
Posted by: sue | November 19, 2007 at 07:47 AM
Ohhh... Poor Mac! Maybe a little plastic cone for his paw. :-)
Posted by: Friend #3 | November 19, 2007 at 07:59 AM
Aw, sympathies to poor Max and his shanghai'd toenail.
My dog had to wear a cone for ages, and she used to try to ram it off by running into something with the side of it - usually our legs, to add that little extra pointedness to her efforts.
Posted by: Tracy27 | November 19, 2007 at 11:52 AM
Oh my god. I would do exactly what Gary did.
Posted by: Sugared Harpy | November 19, 2007 at 02:00 PM
I second Jamon's words.
Posted by: Autumn | November 19, 2007 at 03:21 PM
Much sympathy from me and from the 'Foots, and may Mac never learn from Bigfoot how exactly to defeat the Collar of Shame.
Posted by: Jammies | November 19, 2007 at 04:35 PM
Oh man, the cones are funny and completely heartbreaking at the same time. I always feel so bad when I'm laughing at them.
btw - the boots are David Tate. They lace up the back for a more custom fit so they might work for you!
Posted by: Jhianna | November 19, 2007 at 04:38 PM
Poor Mac. Dog nails sure can bleed, can't they?
Posted by: Caroline | November 19, 2007 at 05:23 PM
Jamon - I would, but he's on the pain drugs now and does nothing but lie around, snore, and break noisy smelly wind. Usually this dog is not flatulent. But the Tramadol has turned him into a frat boy. At least the noise gives me some warning.
Sue - Ew. Or a pancreas.
Friend #3 - Well, we've been hunting for the cage we made for Douggies foot.
Tracy 27 - This is the second toenail he's lost too, just this one came with a flood of blood. Gary blames the backyard opposum. In fact, he gave the vet a long supposition of how Mac had clawed the possum and lost the toenail in its matted fur. She just nodded and moved on.
Sugared Harpy - Hence the "Harpy?"
Autumn - I could have him pass gas on video for you. Or perhaps I'll put the cone on him when he's recovered.
Jammies - hmm. A Google search on "cervical collar curmudgeonette" shows nothing on how bigfoot defeated his cone.
Jhianna - I spent my evening e-browsing boots. I might need those boots, or the cheap Avenue "Pecan" knock-offs.
Caroline - Well, dog nail beds devoid of nails can. The vet said his nail was totally gone.
Posted by: TheQueen | November 20, 2007 at 12:24 AM
Most of the saga of Bigfoot and the Collar of Shame is recorded in the archives for July of this year. http://curmudgeonette.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html
Don't let your dog read the next bit!
Bigfoot defeated the CoS by writhing around until his tail was barely in reach, and then dragging the bandage off said tail with his teeth.
Posted by: Jammies | November 20, 2007 at 05:18 PM