Unhappy Conehead Syndrome

After Frankie removed his sutures post-surgery, he has been relegated to being a conehead. His displeasure is quite obvious.

Not amused, Hu-Dad

Not amused, Hu-Dad

Frankie was doing great Wednesday after the surgery to remove a mass on his back leg, so Hu-Dad  didn’t take any extra precautions. Since Frankie is the only dog who sleeps all night in the human bed (Typhoon starts there, but then leaves as soon as humans take over), Hu-Dad figured he would notice if Frankie became uncomfortable or picked at his surgery site. Well, guess what? Frankie quietly removed every single suture while Hu-Dad slept.

They said the sutures would come out. I just didn't know they meant two weeks from now.

They said the sutures would come out. I just didn’t know they meant two weeks from now.

The result of Frankie’s medical efforts was a return to the vet on Thursday, the replacement of the sutures, and the introduction of the cone. This is the very first time ever that Frankie has had to wear a cone and he is not exactly happy about it. He only is allowed out of the cone when Hu-Dad can watch him every single second, so that will mean lots of cone time for the next several days,. As you can imagine, Hu-Dad is really excited to expect this face for a while.

Why me?

Why me?


  1. Laura on December 3, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Poor Frankie! I know you age 7 years to our , so a few minutes in that lampshade must feel like days. Hu Dad might want to get a hearing aid, just for when he’s sleeping with the precious Herd. Get well oh mighty Suave. Sending love and and healing prayers from our little pack to yours .????????

  2. Susan Deaver on December 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Glad the site of mass removal is doing so well that he is only bothered by that soft cone of shame!!

  3. Pat and Rebel on December 2, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Frankie, only you can still look suave in a cone of shame. Hope you heal quickly so you can get out of it and Boom Boom will be able to play with his big brother again. You reminded Hu-dad that you are not only suave but very very quiet when you want to be.

  4. Zoe on December 2, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Sabo the German Shepherd, Attorney at Paw here

    While Hu-dad did, with the best of intentions let Frankie go without a cone, clearly Hu-dad did not understand how deeply he sleeps and how smart Frankie is.. but all proper steps were not taken, vis a vi Hu-dad staying awake all night to check on Frankie, so Frankie is now suffering not only the loss of his time with the herd, an inability to exhibit his rank and privilege within the herd, but, he now has to suffer the embarrassment of the cone of shame and said pictures being published further damaging his Suave reputation. Unfortunately Hu-dad you have very little alternative in this matter… but to give Frankie his own steak.. anytime he wants
    By doing this he will regain his place in the pack, still be Suave and can perhaps begin to heal from the horror of the cone.

    Sabo The German Shepherd
    Attorney At Paw

    PS my hu-mom says we are still sending prayers and healing energy for Frankie and the Pack

  5. The Painter Pack on December 2, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Awww….Wonder how he managed to do that without waking anyone up? That is real talent!

  6. Pam Gerlach on December 2, 2017 at 8:04 am

    So Frankie what is Hu-Dad getting for NOT hearing take your stitches out? An ear exam? Tee-hee

    • The Thundering Herd on December 2, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Excellent question! We will get our attorney at claw right on that issue.

  7. Koda Hazel and Sue VerSchneider on December 2, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Oh you poor baby the torture. And if the cone isn’t enough, you had to turn the big brother duties over to Ty Ty. I’m sure Boom Boom tells you all about it each day.

    Just think only 10-11 days left you’re on the down hill slide.

  8. Lori on December 2, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Aw sweetheart! You’ll be cone-free before you know it!!! Anxious to hear your results and hoping for wonderful news!!!!

    • Juno's mom on December 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

      You always say what I’m thinking, so I’ll chime in with you on that message.

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