Monday, January 28, 2008

Bucket Head

It's really hard for me to type this, cuz I keep laughing so hard!

Here's why....

Does something look a little "off" in this picture?

How about these?

See why I'm laughing? Samuel looks so funny with his ear all flopped over like that. Just totally brings out the dorkiness in him!!! (not that that's too difficult for him) Mom and dad started calling him "floppy!"

Mom wasn't sure what was wrong with him. His ear became swollen and seemed filled with air and fluid on Friday evening. She looked it over very closely and only found a tiny scratch. She thought maybe he got it while out on his walk with dad that morning. They were out in the brush looking for a place to hide his newest geocache. Mom thought maybe he was having an allergic reaction (which, for Samuel would not be unheard of) to something he come in contact with out in the brush. Therefore, she started giving him benadryl.

When it hadn't started to go down on Saturday, she checked with her SMS friends, and thanks to Meeshka's human woman, (yes, there are a few unstupid ones) she found out that what he had was an aural hematoma.

So, today mom took him to Thevets, and sure enough, he had to have surgery! She just hates to leave any of us at Thevets all day cuz she always worries so much. When she finally picked him up, this is what he looked like....

How I get to call him "bucket head"!!!! Haroorooroo!!!

Seriously, he looks even more pathetic than usual. Mom is all appologetic like this was her fault, and keeps calling him sweet names and talking all babyish to him. He has to keep the stitches in his ear for 3 weeks, and the bucket on his head for at least a week. I have a feeling mom is going to be spoiling and babying him the whole time!

I think I need to horka.

(still laughing, but wanting to gag too)


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...
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Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


I happen to think he looks khute as a lop eared Sibe!

So khwit pikhing on him OR I'll khome sprint around woo until your mini-moose body khries out for mercy!!



PeeEss: I'll speak into your good ear: YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE IT FROM HER!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh poor baby!!! I am having a soft spot here lately for those who are sick!! I am sorry Samuel had to have surgery, but I am glad his ear will be fine. So, I wonder why he got a bucket and not a lampshade???


Shmoo said...

A bucket? A BUCKET???? AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA hork. Damn. Ok that's so funny I lost dinner, but it was tasty and warm the second time around.

Once again I would like to point out that all dogs named Sam are gimpy and silly looking.


The Army of Four said...

Oh, poor sweet Samuel! I hope his ear gets better REALLY, REALLY fast and I hope he doesn't have to wear the bucket very long at ALL and I really hope you don't make too much fun of him because I think he's such a nice puppy and all. Please feel better, Samuel!!!

C said...

I can't let Maddox reply, because he would start laughing and that wouldn't be nice. He seems to forget his own encounter with a cone.

I think the bucket looks lots better and more...uh... comfortable than the cone. LOL. Poor Sam...

Holly now you are not being nice, really. You should be grateful that you too are not a bucket head!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Holly!
Poor Sammy! His ear looked very funny in those first pictures. Glad the vet fixed it! And I hope he will wear that bucket only for a week!
Please, be nice with him!
Kisses and hugs

Kapp pack said...

Ha roo roo doesn't get much better than that! Mom says he's still cute though......horka horka!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

cyber-sibes said...

Dear sam, ignore the laughing ones. They have obviously haven't suffered enough in their lives yet. We have paws crossed you heal quickly and get that stupid bucket that makes you look like such a dork off your head.

Woos & a-rooos,
Star & Jack

Dakota said...

SRS? Sam Rescue Society?

Very funny....... I hope he's OK though, you wouldn't want him to get ALL the attention,treats and pets. Those should be doled out in order of pack importance. Me, Bandit, Me, the cat, Me, the kids.

Dakota said...

Make that SMS - Sam Mischief Society?

My secretary has a poor memory.....

The Brat Pack said...

We're late in seeing this...poor baby!!! Thank goodness I didn't have to wear a real bucket. :::shudder:::