Poor Abby has actually gotten rather used to the cone of shame. Last summer she wore it for almost 3 months straight due to a toenail issue. I think it probably bothers me more than it does her (or at least that is what the vet keeps telling me...she is fine, leave it on!).
The vet put her on an antibiotic, as well as an antihistamine/prednisone for itching, and I think they are making her pretty drowsy. The good news is, she has been staying out of trouble since she is drugged up!
After our vet appointment on Saturday, Rick and I decided we needed Chick-fil-A, and Abby decided she needed some waffle fries. Waffle fries make everyone better right!!
We like to play a few games with Abby. We feel it helps to tire her out and keep her out of trouble. One of the games we play with her is what we call Hungry Hungry Beagle. Whenever she eats her food, she typically scarfs down her food. So sometimes we spread her food out over the kitchen floor and make her go around and pick up each individual piece. It forces her to slow down when she eats and gives her something to do. We call this the hungry hungry beagle game because she looks like a hungry hungry hippo. It's even more fun to watch her do it while wearing the cone of shame.
Hopefully soon my baby will be feeling like herself again, and will be back to being a happy pup. This picture was taken last week, a few days before she was stuck with the cone of shame.