18 March 2011

Dog Attire

Do you like Toby's fetching new look? I can laugh about it now, but it's been hideously annoying, trying to keep him from scratching. Here in Western Australian we're at the tail end of a long, hot, humid summer; ideal for developing hot spots (euphemism for staph infections on a dog's skin -- staph are normally on a dog's skin, but they shouldn't cause reddened, itchy spots). Anyhow, Toby got over his hot spot, was freed from the do-not-scratch collar, and immediately bashed his head into something (a tree? a wall? who knows, but he bumped and scratched it) and so, out came the collar again while the small wound healed.

As you can see, Toby now thinks the collar is normal dog attire. Just goes to prove that any weirdness can become normal.

And one final photo to show why the collar is essential wear: "Toby, stop scratching!"


  1. Oh, no! It's the cone of shame. Poor Toby.

    Mine used to bash my kneecaps every time he would swing his head toward me. I don't know who was more miserable, me or him.

  2. "cone of shame" is hilarious! fortunately the only thing Toby bashed with his "cone of shame" were doorframes -- because, you know, a (badly) trained dog always has to beat its owner through the door, even when the gap isn't large enough to exit/enter yet!

  3. Poor Toby. Give him a hug for me.

  4. Will do! Toby loves his cuddles :)


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