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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to author Roby Sweet. Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday Selfie: New Year's Eve Excess Ends in...Cone of Shame

Hello, everyone, and happy new year! We are pleased today to join the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by our friends at The Cat on My Head. Well, everyone is pleased except Resident Dog Layla, who is the subject of this week's selfie. Layla is currently in the Cone of Shame, but not due to New Year's Eve excess specifically. It's more excess in general that landed her in her current predicament.

Layla (yellow Lab) in Cone of Shame
Like to leap over gates? This could happen to you!

See, a couple of nights ago, Layla opted to leap over the pet gate in the middle of the night instead of staying downstairs with old SoLT like she's supposed to. While leaping, she hit her hind paw on the gate and tore one of her nails off right down to the quick. This resulted in a trip to the vet, who wasted no time in producing the Cone of Shame.

The Real Cats thought it was fascinating to see their dog in a cone. Unfortunately old SoLT did not have a camera handy to capture their reaction. Let's just say it was priceless.

Layla has to wear the cone only when the people aren't around to watch her and stop her from licking her wound, and it should only be a week or two before she's off it completely. From now on, old SoLT will not close the gate at night. She will just close her bedroom door.


Layla (yellow Lab) in Cone of Shame
Sometimes, life "cones" you, leaving you
disoriented, sad, and wondering what the
heck just happened.


11 comments:

  1. Poor Layla ... we hope she's coneless soon! Happy New Year ... Bear and I wish all of you the very best! I love the disclaimer, "This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to author Roby Sweet. Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions." I never saw that before ... but it's hilarious. Bear and I should create a similar one ;)

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  2. Oh dear! Not a good start to the New Year, Layla. I hope your claw heals quickly.

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  3. Poor Layla, that sounds painful. I hope you all have a happy 2017!

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  4. Layla! I don't think you know me, but I am Cody's brother. I feel AWFUL that happened to you! Don't you know woofies aren't supposed to leap over gates? I have two of them and I would never try that! Hoping you get better soon so you can lose that thing! Barks and licks and New Years love, Dakota DakotasDen

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  5. Oh Layla! Wearing the cone of shame is a humbling experience. Thanks yous for your purrayers! Yous guys rocks!
    • ★ Happy ★*♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*★ New Year¸¸.•*¨*•
    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*Kisses♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ♪♫•*¨*•.Nellie•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*

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  6. Oh, rats! She does look so forlorn in that cone. Here's hoping she remembers how badly this ended the next time she decides to have an adventure!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  7. Oh, poor, poor Layla, humiliated and yet rather dashing, like the queens and kings of old! I hope you get it removed SOON, Layla.
    Love, Loulou

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  8. Layla, that is too bad! We hope your foot feels better soon!

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  9. Noo! Oh my, not the best of ways to start the year, Layla. Still, get it over now and the rest of 2017 can be fun all the way. Happy new Year to you all. purrs ERin

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  10. OH good heavens, not the best way to start 2017, but it can only get better - right??

    Happy Sunday Selfie!

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