For the last 10 days or so, my youngest child Beagle, Oscar has had a small sore on his leg. He is constantly licking it, so much so, that all the fur is gone and it was very very red and raw. Just not getting better. I popped into the vet on Friday, to see what they had to say about it – I was worried coz it had been going on too long, without getting better (constant licking not helping!)

The vet (a new one at Crowthorne Vet – she was VERY pretty and very sweet!) gave me some stuff to clean the little wound and some ointment to put on 3 times a day. But the most entertaining thing, was, the plastic collar she gave us to stop him from licking! You know those cone things that make the dog look all sorry for himself? Ja – Oscar got one of those! I told her that Harry was going to laugh at poor Oskie when we got home… she suggested I get one for Harry too! Hehe!!


Anyway, we get home, and Harry gets such a fright when he sees his brother with this thing on! It was hilarious! The beagles then proceeded to run around and frolick with each other as normal! The “cone” is tied around the dogs neck with a piece of bandage, which Harry thought was a great chew toy, and kept loosening the bow that kept the cone on!


even though Oscar can still do everything he normally does (except fit through the bars of the security door to get in/out… he manages to look VERY sorry for himself! It’s very funny.

Poor Sausage!

Poor Sausage!

He can still chew his toys:

Om nom

Om nom

He can still cuddle on the couch:

Zzz-zzz

Zzz-zzz

He can even still wolf down his dinner!

Nom nom crunch nom nom crunch

Nom nom crunch nom nom crunch

This afternoon we had my folks over for lunch, and they brought my 9 year old nephew with (who LOVES the beagles) … he thought this whole cone thing was too funny, and proceeded to give Oscar all the attention and tickles on the couch. He was calling Oscar “The Lamp” the whole time, coz the cone makes him look like a lampshade… especially when he sits up for his tickles…

Tickles for "The Lamp"

Tickles for "The Lamp"

The Lamp getting ahead scratch

The Lamp getting ahead scratch

The Lamp checking out who is giving all the tickles

The Lamp checking out who is giving all the tickles

It’s very entertaining to watch this silly beagle with his lamp shade on his head! … on the plus side, his sore is getting a chance to dry out and is looking much better! It was never anything to worry about, but it does need to dry out and form a scab to heal!

In the mean time, we’re enjoying giggling at our Conehead Beagle!

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