24 Mar

There are good cones:

ice cream cones, party hats, and pine cones.

There are bad cones:

volcanic cones, and traffic cones.

And then there is the dreaded



Lucy has managed to avoid the cone until today. She had a dental cleaning and lump removal on Monday and I’ve stayed home with her for the last two days taking care of her. She’s been a good girl and hasn’t had to wear a cone. But, I can’t stay home forever, so I pulled out the cone and tested it out.

I bought this cone, a soft cone, almost seven years ago when Fiona had a cancerous tumor on her ear. She had almost 100 stitches that ran from the top of her head and down the length of her 9-1/2 inch ear. She had a lot of surgeries over the years and I certainly got my money’s worth. Unlike Fiona, Lucy has been a pretty healthy girl.

I’ve knit a baby sweater and read a lot while tending to my little patient, but today, I need to get out of the house.

Let’s hope Lucy doesn’t figure out how to get out of the cone.




11 Responses to “Conehead”

  1. Lisa March 24, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    She is absolutely adorable! No shame there – and you are a good mama!

  2. elsie March 24, 2016 at 5:23 am #

    Poor Lucy! I hope she heals quickly. So cute!

  3. rosecappelli March 24, 2016 at 5:42 am #

    I hope things go well. She is adorable, but looks somewhat confused.

  4. maribethbatcho March 24, 2016 at 6:18 am #

    Your lead, and up to the photo of Lucy, is hysterical! Hope all is well when you get back.

  5. Joanne Toft March 24, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    She is looking at you like – Why me? My friends dog is in the same cone of shame right now as well. Hope all is better soon.

  6. Melissa Edmonson March 24, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Fingers crossed.

  7. terierrol March 24, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    I hope Lucy is doing fine. You are taking good care of her.

  8. Michelle Li March 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Lucy is sooooo cute, and she’s so lucky to have a mom who takes such good care of her. Soft cones are so much better than the standard plastic lampshade ones.

  9. arjeha March 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Poor Lucy. She looks so sad, but I’m sure she knows it is only temporary and for her good.

  10. cflathers March 24, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    Here is hoping Lucy heals quickly.

  11. mrssurridge March 24, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    I never realized there were so many cones! Poor Lucy. I bet that’s one cone she wishes was never invented. I like the idea of a soft cone and will look for one the next time my baby needs a cone of shame. Although her look says it all!

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