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01 Jun, 2010

Out of commission

Posted by andrea tomkins in: dog stuff

Tuesday June 1, 2010

Piper got spayed today and will be wearing The CONE for a whole week.

Poor girl.

7 Responses to "Out of commission"

1 | Betsy Mae

June 1st, 2010 at 10:01 pm


awwww poor sweetie! a whole week? poor girl! you might find she doesn’t lick at her stitches and doesn’t need then cone when you are home, i know bad advice.

2 | sassymonkey

June 2nd, 2010 at 6:20 am


They always look extra pathetic when wearing those collars don’t they?

3 | Anne

June 2nd, 2010 at 7:32 am


Awww, she looks so sad.
A week seems long. When Riley got neutered last fall the vet said to keep it on a couple of days but we didn’t use it at all as he didn’t bother with the stitches.

4 | The C family >> a peek inside the fishbowl

June 2nd, 2010 at 8:28 am


[…] rinse out the night before. It was raining. Emma and I had to drive Piper to the vet’s. (See yesterday’s post.) She barfed in the car. And then pooped outside the car. And I had no choice but to put the poop […]

5 | andrea

June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 am


She was still doped up in this photo, but yes, dogs look pretty sad in their cones. We’ve been getting a lot of sympathetic looks from passers by.

A week does sound long, doesn’t it? A website I was looking at said TWO!

We’ll be going back for a checkup later this week so I will ask about it. She is trying to get at her stitches, so for now we are definitely leaving it on. She is a little better today, thank goodness. It breaks my heart to see her so sad.

6 | Laura

June 2nd, 2010 at 4:42 pm


Oh, poor puppy. The cone makes it worse…it’s hard to look dignified wearing a cone isn’t it? I hope she feels better soon.

7 | Betsy Mae

June 2nd, 2010 at 6:13 pm


how is piper doing? you sound pooped but i’m glad you still realize how important it is to take a moment even when things are busy…hope you got that moment.

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