Thursday, October 6, 2016
Not the plan.
After the failure of the soft blue cone we try out a German product. It certainly looks the part. Wearing it Sophie has something of the air of a figure in a Velasquez painting. A Spanish court princess.
All does not go according to plan.The Teutonic solution is soft, and as we discover surprisingly pliable. Sophie manages to lie on her back, pull down the rim with her front paws and nibble at the bandages. She is oblivious to the protective black ring around her neck. The instructions tell us this is impossible.
A trip to the French teacher to borrow a plastic cone. Uncomfortable and unyielding. Sophie does not like it. We go to bed with those famous dog owners words ' She'll get used to it and soon fall asleep '. This truism never applied to previous generations of PONs . It certainly does not apply to Sophie. Angus comes downstairs at two to stop the howling and removes what's left of the cone. The black ring is put back on. By this time she's so tired she falls asleep. In five minutes her master will also be asleep.
The stitches cannot come out a moment too soon.
Just one of those dog days too unimportant to be recorded in a diary but commented on here as a reminder that sensible people ( or at least those who want a restful night ) own cats.