Sunday, 14 March 2010

Thudbump


Pig injured himself on something sharp in the woods this week. Big triangular tear and lots of stitches. He thinks he is better now. I am covered in bruises from the lampshade charging past.

17 comments:

Scrobs... said...

Lils!

Poor old chap, this is not good news!

When he's better, will you be able to recycle the lampshade for a plant designer? How about a prop in The Mikardo?

If you can catch him, tell himm that JRT is even faster - that way he'll get even more adrenaline flowing and get better much quicker...

;0)

Electro-Kevin said...

A handsome sort of scar.

My cat had one of those 'collars of shame' once. He'd lost the tip of his tail in a door and the shaved tail looked like an electrical flex. With the 'shade' he looked like an uplighter when he sat still. We sometimes found him sleeping in the sitting position with the 'shade' on the floor - like a desk light.

idle said...

Oh the indignity.

Don't tell him you have posted this photo on the internet, or he may bite you or defecate on the terrace.

Sorry, I take that back. He may be beautifully bred for all I know. I mean, just look at that Sam Cameron on Sir Trevor McDoughnut's hagiography this evening. You'd never guess Daddy was a Bart, would you. I mean, woodja?

call me ishmael said...

I once had nurses visiting and injecting me with antibiotics and so had one of those things, in a vein in my hand, strapped-down, with surgical tape. The then Number One dog, His Imperial Majesty Rocky W, promptly went outside and injured his right paw, was taken to McGettigan, the VetBitchFromHell - who, for eight years, kept trying to put him down, not from the furniture, from being alive - from whence he returned with his right paw strapped-up and looking as pleased as punch. There, he seemed to smirk, me, too.

I was wondering if Mr elby or even yourself had overcidered one evening and fetched up with head in lampshade thus putting ideas in the dogbloke's head. You have to watch them, you know, they can take over your lives.

Rocky went across the seas of night to the bright shores of morning but I'll know his bark when I join him there. He'll be the one with the bandage. And a blog.

Nomad said...

Poor lad! Apart from Snoopy, the dogs in all the cartoons always seem to wear these cones. I have often wondered what purpose they serve, but now I know - makeshift headrests!

lilith said...

JRT could get a good bite at his bottom, couldn't she Scrobs! Nothing he could do except threaten her with his angle poise. Since posting the lampshade has had great lumps taken out of it and is more lethal than ever.

Thank you Kevin, though I have to say you are looking a little rougher in the latest avatar. I think it will be a handsome scar too. I get so squeamish with stitches and flapping flesh but now he is healing its easier. I love the story about your cat with the flex tail. Very funny.

lilith said...

Yes, Idle, if Pig knew....he behaves like an angel most of the time..a very lively angel. Poppy, on the other hand decided to poop in the middle of an old friend's carpet when we arrived yesterday. Shame.

lilith said...

Mr Smith, Rocky was on your case.

We were having an unusually stressful week so perhaps Pig wanted to create his own drama/a diversion? I don't think I have bought any dresses like this...

lilith said...

Nomad, they are for slicing human shins.

I am Stan said...

Ahhhh bless,he doesnt look too upset!

Is something lurking in the woods?

Elby The Berserk said...

Well, I took him & Poppy up into the woods where we normally walk them (as opposed to the fields nearby where they can run, as opposed to hunting and impaling themselves on sharp objects), with a view to letting them have a freer run.

Within five minutes Pig was back trailing the remains of the collar, and looking very pleased with himself.

Vets after the walk, to replace the collar; "Trashed it already, has he?", I was greeted with - he's quite a star down there bless him.

So now he has a fancy shiny new collar ... for a while.

Old Holborn said...

By a strange coincidence, IKEA have a lampshade called Thudbump.

Probably

Metody Jankowiak said...

If you are leaving this dog out in the rain, it is going to drown I think.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

oh no!!! Poor PigDog - and poor you! Did you get the licence plate of the Lampost that hit you?

I trust both you and the furry feller are recovering well xx

The Old Tarf said...

Poor Pig,

You really feel sorry for them when they get hurt. He looks like he maybe milking things at the home front.

Poor little guy. Those cones do not make it easy on them or their owners.

Trubes said...

Oh Dear, My poor doggie blogging friend Pig.
lots of love for a quick recovery,

Auntie Trubes.
xxxxx

The Lakelander said...

Poor Pig!

Doubtless he will be making the most of all the sympathy he's getting (more treats please?)