Friday, January 28, 2022

Trouble In Paradise

 

Faith, who will be eight years old in April, has never been sick or injured in her entire life. She's never vomited, torn something while running full speed and ducking just in time to get under a barbed wire fence or playing in the mess under one of these junipers.

Until now, when she injured her cheek. I first noticed it after she scratched and bled the other day. So I treated the wound with antibiotic cream and dug out one of these cones, I had two. She definitely didn't like it, showed me she was really disturbed by it.


"Don't worry, mommy will fix it for you," I said, and petted the top of her head. Then I got the scissors and started cutting to trim it back.


Doesn't she look miserable, poor thing.


Here I've cut it back some, but, based on the location of the injury, I could cut it back some more.

Here is the final result. And what would we do without duct tape? 

She can run around and go in and out of the dog door.

And she can chew on her balls and nyla bones, I think so anyway, after I show her that she can. We'll see. She's really miserable without them. 

Poor thing, I hope this wound heals well and really, really fast. 












14 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Sending Healing wishes for sweet Faith! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend!

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  2. kisses on your boo boo to make it heal faster, and prayers for quick healing. you do indeed look very sad. hugs sweet girl

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  3. oh poor little Faith! you have the sweetest face.
    I had no idea she's eight years old! I still think of her more as a puppy.
    I would Hate the cone too. but alas... it's necessary. at least you've made it as easy as possible for her! she loves you for such thoughtful GOOD CARE! XOXO

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  4. You're such a good dog mom. And Faith's really milking this. Dogs are brilliant actors. Treats please, see how sad I am!

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  5. Good doctoring! Hope to see a post soon the healing is complete.

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  6. Those cones must be uncomfortable, but I hope it keeps Faith on the right track and her face heals well. Duct tape, we all need that in our kit for ready repairs.Hugh has some that once it sticks, it is there to stay, a super duper brand.

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  7. Ah, poor Faith. She is such in good health that she will heal quickly. I can't believe that she's already 8 years old already. You take such good care of her. I can see that she is miserable with that collar but she'll get used to it. I think a favorite treat will help a little.

    Wishing Faith a speedy recovery.❤️
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  8. Oh poor Faith. Sure hope she heals quickly. Good job making her more comfortable wearing the cone.

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  9. You take such amazing care of her. What a perfect solution. Heal fast, Faith!

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  10. Oh poor Faith! I hope she heals fast so she can get that dreaded cone off!

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  11. Oh Inger - poor you looking at poor injured Faith - I too sure hope it heals up properly. Well done on easing her problem with the cone ... all the best to you both - cheers Hilary

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  13. Awww sweet Faith.
    I do hope the wound heals well and quickly.

    All the best Jan

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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