Thursday, December 24, 2009

Return of the Coneheads - just in time for Christmas!

Well, I did it again.

One day last week, while Mom was helping customers at the store, I hid in my new bed at the store, and licked and licked and licked a spot on my hip until I had another one of those "hot spot" things that always makes Mom put the bucket on my head.

Here is me today, with my bucket head, playing with my good old "swollen tongue" toy.

This is still a great toy, even though it has quit squeaking.

I hate when squeakers quit squeaking!

Now, the good thing about wearing my bucket is that when I get tired of playing with one of my toys, I can just drop it, and carry it around in the bucket until I want to play with it again - this works pretty good with all my toys - even my big babies!

It does NOT work so good with treats Mom throws at me (why do I always miss catching them when I wear this thing?) Anyway - the treat gets stuck around my neck area, and I can't reach it, but I lick and lick trying to get it, and then the treat is all sticky, and my neck is all sticky, and, well - you get the idea.

Mom has special medicine for my boo-boo, and she puts it on me (I don't mind!) and I wear the cone around the house so I don't lick off the medicine, and so I don't lick my boo-boo.

But thanks to this new thing Mom found at the PetSmart (I Looooove going there!) - I don't have to suffer the humiliation of wearing my bucket head in public anymore!

Mom calls these doggie bandaids - they have special stuff on them to keep me from licking, and she can put in on my boo-boo, and it is basically invisible ('cause it is the same color as my fur!) - but when people at the store rub me, they sometimes find it. But sometimes not.

These doggie bandaids make Mom sneeze if she gets close too them - that is because they are coated in Cayenne pepper. They don't make me sneeze, but I sure don't lick 'em, either!

So, I wear the bucket at home, so my medicine can work, and I wear the pepper bandaid at work, so I don't look so silly. The pepper bandaid won't stick to my medicine, or else I would never have to wear the stupid bucket!

I hope everybody has a good holiday!

Mom and I are spending a couple of days lounging around the house, and then on Saturday we are driving up to the mountains to visit our friends, and we hope it is snowing up there!


1000 Goldens said...

Wow, thanks for telling us about the anti-lick strips! We keep trying different things, but this looks like a really good solution. Good luck Bailey, and know that you still look cute in your cone!

Bob said...

Marry Christmas Bailey to you and your Mom.
Hope you have a wonderful 2010.
We hate those cones also, but sometimes you got to do what you got to do.
We enjoy your Blog.

Golden Hugs,
Hamish & Rescue Sophie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bailey!
Oh-no! The big conehead again!
Glad your mom found those bandaids to help you get better!
Happy Holidays to you and your Mom!
I wish you the best today and always!
Kisses and hugs

Bailey said...

Hi guys- and Bob- do you have a blog? I want to visit it, if you do, but I can't find it!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Ms. ~K said...

Sorry to see you w/ the conehead Bailey, but looks like you're making the best out of a bad situation!
Merry Christmas,

PS...I live in White Co. just south of Hiawassee...I don't think we'll have any snow, but we're always hoping for some!

Bailey said...

Wow, Kit - wave and woof at us when we drive past you on Saturday - but don't blink, 'cause Mom drives kinda fast!

And keep your paws crossed for weekend SNOW!!!

Bailey said...

PS Kit - we will be in the GREEN car.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Merry Christmas to a darling pooch who has brought us smiles and happiness throughout this past year. Your gentle ways and upbeat attitude have been a source joy!

PeeEss: Stop that licking!

Sunny said...

Hi Bailey,
Sorry about the cone, maybe you should fill it with ice cream, ha-ha!...get it?...sorry just a little Doodle humor.
Merry Christmas!
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Mason Dixie said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family

Sam said...

I am going to have to try those. Cisco has been licking out the spot on her leg they drew blood and it isn't looking so well. Thank you for the heads up!

Sam and Cisco

P.S. - have fun on your trip!

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Good and Year en Happy New Year,with Baley.
Louisette with 2 golden :Primrose 's Dream Cerise + Zitablue du Bosquet Mignon.

Jason in Hollywood said...

I don't know if you know about it, but we use a 'Comfy Cone' for our lab Cooper and it's foamy and more flexible than the plastic ones and easier for him to get along with whenever he has to wear it!

Bailey said...

Thanks Jason - is the Comfy Cone see-through? 'Cause that is my biggest problem - I run into walls and chairs and stuff if I cannot see through my cone!

My boo-boos are almost better - those no-lick things work really good!

Welcome to My Dog-A-Blog said...

Hello Bailey, I know how you feel about being a cone head. My mummy took me to the vet and now I have to wear one too.

From Cobber

Scout 'n Freyja said...

How is you doin'? Are you still a conehead in 2010☺

Bailey said...

My boo-boos are much better, but still itchy. Mom is letting me wear the boo-boo bandaids instead of the cone, but she says she's gonna take off the bandaids (ouch! It pulls my hair!) and see if I need more medicine and more cone-time this weekend!

Happy New Year!

Faye said...

The anti-lick strips work great!

Bailey said...

well - the boo-boo bandaids worked!

Mom took them off yesterday, and everything is ALMOST healed, so Mom is putting on Medicine (and the cone) just at night time now - she says just for a few more days,

And I don't have to wear the cone OR the bandaids at work!