Monday, August 25, 2008

The Curious Incident of the Pug in the Day-time

I'm back!

Whew! What an ordeal that was! First Dad takes me to this shiny place with lots of friendly people, then he leaves me there, then they give me a poke in my skin and I get all woozy and go to sleep, then I wake up and feel... really wierd, like something's missing. Can't figure out what, though... Oh, in other unrelated news, I have an odd line of funny-looking black things down by my back end. I try to reach them, but I've got this blooming cone thing on my head. It kinda freaks me out; I won't lie to you.

So that was Day One from inside the cone; Day Two was full of stomach-churning wierdness. Lots of stuff, coming out both ends. Didn't feel good, I can tell you that. But hey-- Dad seemed really upset, so I gave him lots of kisses and snuggles. In fact, I feel like snuggling a LOT lately. I just need to feel the humans next to me. Not really sure why, just do. Here's what's neat about it all, though: after not feeding me for like a day and getting me REALLY HUNGRY, Dad is now giving me this rice and meat stuff that is TO DIE FOR. I inhale it-- I never do that to food! I think there are some wierd little circular things in there that are hard, crunchy, and bitter, but I don't notice them too much. I'm too busy trying to figure out how to breathe around the food. Remember when Snoufer was sick, and I wished that I could get some of the side benefits too? Yeah... be careful what you wish for, right?

But life in the cone isn't all that bad. I get LOTS of cuddles and wrinkle-scratches and fussing, which is pawesome. Snoufer treats me a little better now; at least, he's not growling at me all the time. He does sniff my butt a lot, which is bizarre-- I've been here for almost 6 months, dude. You know who I am and what I smell like. Dad takes the cone off of me for a little bit during the day, especially when I'm outside. I can't got to the bathroom with that thing on. I don't know, it just freaks me out to do my business without seeing all around me. But, I get it put back on at night and during the day when Mom and Dad are at work. When it comes off, though, I get to play!

More news (of a sort): I'm starting to warm up to this whole water thing. I still don't think I like baths, but I will at least voluntarily get in the dreaded white coffin-- especially if Snoufer joins me.

And in other news, as of Day Three inside the cone (today), I have kept down all my food and antibiotics and have reduced swelling around the wierd black line, so things seem to be doing better! At least, Dad's mood is improved, and he's stopped looking at me like it's the last time he'll ever see me. Silly humans...

I'm so glad to be back, and I look forward to catching up with everyone!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Ah yes -

Aren't humans a trip?

Glad woo are feeling better!

PeeEssWoo: Don't overdo it!

Preppy Pugs said...

We are happy you are reaping the rewards of having GI upset. Chicken and rice is yummy! Although we don't get that very often here. We are really happy to hear you are feeling better... now it's just count down till you get that lamp shade thing off.

Lex said...

I am so glad you are feeling better! At least that cone they gave you is wide! Indy's wasn't and she couldn't eat, drink or pick up her toys!! :)

Enjoy your yummy snack food while you can!

Manda Girl said...

Glad your feeling better!

Angus Mhor said...

Glummy, I'm just sayin'. You look hilarious! OW! MO-OM! My mom just bopped me on the head and said,"Angus, that wasn't a very nice thing to say, even if Glummy is a dog. What goes around comes around!"

Anyway, I am glad you're feeling better. You and Snoufer are so ruuuun and chase each other and then you both kind of "shake it off" like you weren't doin' anything! Us cats do that, too!

The Devil Dog said...

We are very glad you are feeling better. It is no fun to be sick. Or to be wearing that yukky cone thing.

Roxy & Lucky

Mr. Tigger said...

Hi Puddleglum: Sorry we haven't posted our pictures! To much yuckiness going on last week. Mom is going to get it ready for tomorrow's post! So glad you are home and recovering from the Hoohahectomy! You'll be back to normal in no time!

Sam & Mr. Tig "We can see clearly now the rain is gone..." :) We'll we are still getting our summer rains, but at least we have sunshine most of the day!

Your (please TS Gustav don't come to our house) FL furiends,

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi puddy!
Yay! i am sooooo gald you are feeling better and are getting gourmet food! your parents are the best!
m & e

Rachel said...

Yay - we're so glad you're feeling better! You look great outside playing with Snoufer, we don't notice anything missing at all.....
Tell your dad that YES YES YES - he can send in separate entries for each of you. We would LOVE to see an entry from Snoufer!! Have a great week! And Winston says, when you're eating, just stuff a little of that yummy rice stuff in your cone and you'll have a snack for later!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

They are still making you stay in the cone? What's wrong with your parents? One pathetic look should be enough.


rpm said...

I'm glad you are back! I see that mean old cone...we've had plenty of conehead days over here...and we hate it. Cones always mean the parents have spent big money on little folks.

The Army of Four said...

We're so glad you're back!
You know, I'll bet if you gave your parents a real, real, REAL sad look, they'd lose the cone. Really.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Hi Glummy! We think you look adorable! We saw you at Angus' so we thought we'd stop by to introduce ourselves.

lepug said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. You look so cute in your pictures!