Who Let The Dogs Out?

Dogs, Rat terriers

This past weekend was definitely one for the books. Friday morning I found myself sitting with Troy at my side and Chubby on my lap in the small waiting room at the vet’s feeling as if I had been called to the principal’s office. The skin around Chubby’s left eye was red and inflamed with the signs of infection caused by the constant rubbing of his itchy eyes on the grass. My fur baby was hurting and I was feeling like a bad mama. Surely, this was all my fault.

Despite my guilt and concern, Chubby was the model patient. He was a bit shy and afraid, but he didn’t cry, struggle or yelp during his blood tests or examination. He even managed to charm some of the women like the ladies man that he is. I was a very proud mama! Meanwhile, Troy was merely fascinated with the eye drops that transformed Chubby and his big, brown puppy dog eyes into a glowing green-eyed monster.

Now, my poor baby, rocking the cone of shame, looks more like a miniature satellite dish than a dog. He’s bumping into walls, doorways and the back of my legs constantly. But he definitely doesn’t let that keep him from snuggling! He continues to lay his head down right on my face, cone and all. He has no shame!

Cone of Shame

Cone of Shame, Rat terrier

Unfortunately, Chubby wasn’t the only pup up for some adventure over the weekend. Keesah was not to be left out or out done! In protest of being left home alone on Friday, she took the opportunity to catwalk around the neighborhood Saturday morning during her potty break. She squeezed her little butt between the fence in the backyard and hightailed it through the neighbors yards without a care in the world. Meanwhile, I was left frantic and feeling like a horrible dog mama all over again as I hunted through the neighborhood on foot for my little Houdini.

Finally, as Troy returned from scouring the neighborhood in his truck, little Miss Diva squeezed herself back into the yard and waltzed right on up to the back door ready to come inside. I swear those two pups are going to be the reason I look 50 when I turn 30 in a couple of years!

Rat terrier, Dog

“I do what I want.” – Keesah

How was your weekend? Did you do drive your moms crazy too?

  • Oh these pups and the stresses they cause us Mamas!!
    I’ve had a few incidents with Baker recently too. Hope little guy gets better soon and can get out of the cone – I know what it’s like for them bumping into things and stuff πŸ™ And what a madam Keesah looks in that last photo!! So cute!!

    x

    • Thanks, Danielle! πŸ˜€ I know he’ll be so excited to get out of the cone.

  • Awe, the cone of shame. Always a cute look! I hate when our furbabies don’t feel well! They can’t tell us whats going on.

    • I hate it too. Many times they just try to act like everything is normal, too. Poor pups.

  • awwwwwww poor baby with the cone of shame!!! Totally rocked it though πŸ˜‰

    • Oh, he’s totally rocking his cone! He hasn’t let it stop him from laying on my face, snuggling like a teddy bear or annoying Keesah. Haha

  • Ahh the cones!! Too funny.

    • He looks too cute in the cone! LOL. I keep calling him my little cone head.

  • Poor Chubby. I hope he feels amazing so very soon.

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  • Those are some good shots of Chubby…he doesn’t seem to be letting the cone stop him from hamming it up for the camera. The only time I have ever had to take either Sam (dog) or Eddie (cat) to the vet for a non-routine reason…it was on the same day. I came home from taking Sam (for stomach issues) and Eddie’s face was puffed up…it was not like that when I had left the house. He ended up having a tooth pulled but what are the odds it would happen the same day.

    • Wow! Talk about bad luck! That must have been a super expensive day. I’m glad that they were both okay though. πŸ˜€

  • Nothing induces heart attack like an escapee dog. Cripes.

    The cone of shame always makes me simultaneously feel bad and laugh hysterically.

    • Oh, Keesah definitely gave me a panic attack! She doesn’t know this neighborhood too well, which also had me concerned. Thankfully, she came home. πŸ™‚

      I think pups look so cute in the cone, but it must also be sooo weird. I can’t imagine wearing a giant cone around my neck! Haha

  • Amanda

    Bahahaha… the cone of shame never gets old, I swear!

    • I’ve totally thought about decorating it like a flower or a satellite dish. I’m sure Chubby would appreciate it! Haha

  • Oh my not one but two doggie issues! I am always afraid of my dog escaping but he usually makes me chase him till he gets tired then he sits and wait for me. Glad Keesah found her way back!

    • Haha! It sounds like your dog has things figured out! He tires you and himself out at the same time. πŸ™‚ And thanks! I’m glad she’s home too.

  • Crazy weekend! Poor baby Chubby, having to wear a cone of shame.
    And that crazy Keesah! One of my babies once managed to get half his body out of a window while I was away, and two girls passing by got him out and took him home. They were convinced I was mistreating him and thatΒ΄s why he escaped. I had to talk to them and convince them I was a good furmoma before thay brought him back. This dogies sure know how to drive us mad!

    • Haha! How on earth did he manage to get halfway out the window?! Oh, our pets are crazy just like us. πŸ™‚ I’m glad that they finally gave you your furbaby back. I know you’re a good dog mama!

  • Ashten (@alwaysashten)

    Poor Chubby! He does not like the cone of shame!

    • He definitely doesn’t! He keeps looking at me with those big ole sad puppy dog eyes.

  • Aww, cone of shame. Hope his eye is better though. I’m sure you don’t neglect your dogs as much as I do, now that I have kids. I used to brush my Coco every day. Now, just get her hair cut every 6 weeks to avoid matting. Too lazy to brush her teeth. Her anal gland has erupted 2x before we even realize it. Poor girl. We got her expressed at the vet, but they said they got nothing. So hopefully if we stay on top of it, the eruption won’t happen again. And our other dog, Jasper. Luckily, he’s pretty healthy but still not house-trained and we have no one to blame but ourselves. Glad your other dog came home :).

    • Thanks! His eye is doing much better, but it’s still healing a bit. πŸ™‚ Keesah’s anal gland erupted once when she was younger, but I haven’t had any more problems with that either. And I’m sure you have your hands full with ALL your babies. I can’t imagine trying to care for kids and potty train a pup. That’s so time consuming.

  • Awww your poor babies! Ha, the cone of shame though. Any dog looks adorable in the cone of shame!

    • He did look pretty cute in his cone. And he never let it get him down! πŸ˜€