Saturday, July 24, 2010

My Lampshade

So JD and Max mentioned that my lampshade looked well used meaning I don't let it slow me down.

I sure don't.  I have been in one for close to 4 months of my life between this and my tail and so I have mad skill in a cone.  I can do just about everything I can do without, except going through the dog door.  Not that I haven't tried.   Heck this morning I hopped right in bed with mom and dad and put my head on the pillow just like always.

This is my first cone (or maybe 3rd, it's a little fuzzy for mom):

See the big rip down one side.  That is where I forced my way through the dog door.  Of course it bent in and pinched my head and dad had to rescue me but I got in!  

You see all the duct tape.  This holds it together and kept me from cutting my poor mom and dad to pieces. I tend to forget it sticks out so far.

So this is my new cone:

And me telling mom what I think about her taking pictures of me in it! 

The nice thing about this one for mom and dad is it's not so big.  It just needs to keep me from pawing at my ear rather than chewing on stuff.

Hopefully I'll be cone free in a bit more than 2 weeks!  But til then, I'll just do what I always do and act like it's not there.  Well that and use it as a funnel for NOMS!!!



  1. Woo are such a handsome lampshade model!


  2. Oh, Boomer. You sound just like a....boy! Always at the ER because of getting into something. I'm glad you're so skilled with the cone and even gladder that there's some light at the end of the tunnel - or cone.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  3. Boomer - maybe your mom and dad should just wire you for electricity and stick a light bulb in your mouth. BWAHAHAHAHA! What? That was funny!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  4. That's a heck of a long time to have to wear a cone! Yowzers! I'm glad you'll be free of it soon!


  5. Boomer,

    You is still a very handsome pup for sure.
    I has never had to wears one of those so I don't know what you are going through but I am here for you my furiend if you need me for anything.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS What Mayzie said made my mom snort...hehehe! :)

  6. Here's to hoping those cones are put to rest really soon!!!

  7. Hope it won't be too much longer for that silly cone. One time we had a big ring-shaped one that was like a foam pillow covered with some camouflage material. It was pretty comfy too.

    Paws crossed for the surgery.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. boomer,
    i hope your surgery goes a-okay on monday. i think you should ask your mama and daddy to put some ice cream in your cone. bwuahaha.
    the booker man

  9. Thank goodness for duct tape!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo
    The Tree Dogketeers

  10. Boomer, that Bookerman's momma has the right idea!! You're such a good boy.

  11. "Moooooommm! You're embarrassing me!"

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  13. Ooops! Something happened to my comment!
    I am happy to know the cone does not stop you from being yourself!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  14. Hi Boomer,

    Oh, you're JD's new hero! He's getting the hang of his lampshade and knows to move his head far to the left or right to avoid door frames and table legs now. Although he's still slicing the human's legs off with it - he obviously doesn't think that human's legs need the same consideration he's giving the furniture!!

    JD is also in total AWE of how long you've worn your lampshade - he's grumpy with it after just a few days, he admires your patientce. And you got stuck in the dog door 'cos you wouldn't let your cone stand in your way?? You GO Boomer!!

    Impressed schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  15. I'll be thinking of you as you go through the surgery. I know it will go well but we all wish you didn't have to go through it.

    LoJack was the expert lamp shade wearer in this house. He probably racked up a few months in there between a skin infection and some surgeries to removes lumps. You remind me of him in some ways, laid back and easy going.

    Keep rolling with those punches and you will be better in no time. No one cares how much of your ears or tail or anything get lost along the way. You still got heart!


  16. Boomer...a funnel for noms is a GREAT idea! That made me smile real big! :) Hope you get that darn cone off soon and have a cone-free party! Also, thanks for your nice words about my bad legs. :( Sorry about your sis, Jada, having hip dysplasia. Sounds like she is a trooper though and handling it well. My Mom just talked to my breeder and none of her dogs have ever had any issues like this. While that is good it leaves Mom wondering why me and if anything could have been done differently. I told her she did nothing wrong but you know how silly Moms can be feeling guilty for nothing at all because their babies are sick. ;) Anyway, thanks again and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


  17. Still???? Holy smokes! By the time you finally are cone-free you'll feel naked without it!

    Brutus & Carmen

  18. What a good attitude you have. If you can't change things, might as well bear up gracefully!

  19. Hopefully the time will go quickly before you're lampshade free!