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23 November 2011 @ 02:57 pm
Cone of Shame  
We hates it, precious!

My Mom, after driving an hour and a half to come for Thanksgiving, is now on her way to Petco to buy a soft cone for Julius, since I am afraid to leave him alone, for fear he'll figure a way to get the hard plastic one off. The vet was very specific, in that they don't want him to damage the soft tissue of his gums and the stitches in his mouth. A few seconds could damage it beyond being able to re-suture it. He has to wear the thing for a week to ten days, whoo-hoo.

Poor guy. I had to wait at the vet for half an hour, because the right tech wasn't on hand immediately to put him in his carrier, and all of the others are, literally, afraid of my cat. Who turns into a psycho when they try to handle him or get near him, apparently. Poor Jules. :( He doesn't understand that all of his misery is really to make him feel better.
Jena Bartleyjenab on November 23rd, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
I saw your post as I was surfing LJ. My cat, Leah just had some of her teeth extracted just last Friday and is also wearing a cone of shame with much the same look.

She's slowly been getting use to it and hasn't really tried to get out of it.
roseaponiroseaponi on November 24th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
*hugs - or whatever Julius prefers*
Watch him tomorrow when the anethesia finishes wearing off - he may have a delayed freak out.
Violetvioletinstincts on November 28th, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
My cat is named Precious from LOTR. And from my kittie and me to you and yours, I hope the both of you find a way to make this work. I am so sorry for your kittie being hurt. I had to take Precious in to have a few things done, and they gave me fish flavored pain liquid for her. They don't understand, but they trust us and we try to do what we can to make them feel better. *hugs*