Monday, February 28, 2011

A Little Sun & Warmth

Can you feel it? The warmth from this afternoon's sunshine is inspiring, and it gives me hope that warmer temps are on their way! Woo hoo! Can't wait!

Have you ever had to deal with a cat wearing one of those plastic cones around their head?
Our male cat is wearing one now (we're treating him for a skin infection on his cheek) and the experience seems to have changed his personality a bit, and not for the better. It's as if he's lost his sense of self worth, and when we're home, he clings to us like a baby. Have any of you had this problem before? The second we sit down, he's right on our laps, but not just our laps, he shoves his cone in our faces and tries to get as close to our head/face as he can. And when we're sleeping at night, he jumps up on the bed and, again, shoves his face into our faces and wants to lay right on our heads. I'm surprised his cone hasn't poked one of our eyes out yet! And so we, like him, are anxiously awaiting the day when his infection clears up and the cone can be permanently removed. I guess at this point we should just be grateful that he didn't have to wear a cone around his butt following his neutering!

I had to run an errand at lunch today and it was near my daughter's work, so I stopped by to see what her new employer's place looked like. She was just hired a month ago as a Vet Assistant at Roadside Vet Hospital in Highland, just north of Milford. She was working today, so she took me on a tour. Wow, what a set up they have! The place is huge, and it has a really large basement where the boarding and day care kennels are, as well as a doggie play area. There is also a grooming and dog "spa" center on the main floor (Geez! Apparently, I was born the wrong species!). They have a nice sized yard in back too with 3 different doggie play areas. I got to visit the surgical room, and the lab area (where Angela spends most of her time), and her boss and an assistant were performing a dental cleaning on a shepherd mix. Her boss talked my ear off and was just so nice. Anyway, it was a great experience, and I'm glad she works with such awesome people in such a professional and nice environment. Good going, Angela!


  1. You'd think our cats have cones around their butts because everytime we sit down they jump on our lap and turn their butts to our faces! Gross cats!!!

  2. Hmmm...I tried to post a comment back to you, but it doesn't seem to have taken. Ah well. If it appears twice, just write it off to my old age, ok? lol

    What I had said was, I had no idea cats were like that until we got some. Half the time, they're running around with a piece of poo stuck to the fur near their butts. It's just nasty. If they weren't so doggone loveable they'd be looking for a new home right about now. :-)

  3. We had a similar experience with our pup when he was younger. We had him fixed and dew claws removed and he had to wear a cone forever (or so it seemed!). I let him sleep in our bed the first night because he was so restless. When I woke up I thought that his breathing sounded closer than at the foot of the bed.
    He had worked his way up and was sound asleep between my husband and I!

  4. Ahhh, the "cone of shame" (name given from a kid's movie, it still cracks me up!)...poor kitty..he is scared with it on, I am sure!
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