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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thankful Thursday - Thankful for our Goofy Puppy

Last week, Hachi had the dreaded neuter surgery that strikes almost all puppies at some point. It went smoothly, and he's acting as if he's feeling 100% of normal already.

Yes, he's had to wear the cone of shame whenever we're not closely supervising him. It hasn't hindered his goofiness even the slightest bit.

He's been applying his substantial intellect to the cone problem. Here, he demonstrates an experiment in using his hind paws to pry it off.

Then, he contemplated biting at the velcro seam. That technique actually worked once but we're still not sure how. I'm guessing that our puppy genius will never tell us.

Finally, he made his last attempt of that morning...
... or perhaps he was holding his head in frustration and despair. Only 8 days to go, Hachi.

We thank our puppy for entertaining us even during his coned recovery from surgery.

And we thank Brian for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  1. we are glad that everything went well and we hope the cone time is over soon ;O)

  2. Those cones sure aren't fun but you are doing it up right Hachi! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Soon, You'll Be Running Free. Hang In There Little Dude.


  4. Oh my gosh, every picture made me laugh out loud! Thanks, KB :)

  5. Hari OM
    It will be interesting to see if he walks like a sailor when the thing eventually comes off - adapting to a 'sea' that isn't there!!! YAM xx

  6. We always called those cones the cone of shame. Our Little Bit would be so miserable wearing her cone. I'm glad Hachi is doing well.

    Have a woof woof day, Hachi. My best to your mom. ♥

  7. OMGOSH. well there are cones. then there are CONES!!! LOL. I think Hachi might sense a bit of overkill. LOL!
    it seems so huge on that little head! but it will keep him busy no doubt.
    you'd think using his hind paws to get it off would have hurt! apparently not enough to thwart a good try.
    I LOVE these pictures and that puppy! xoxo

  8. Hachi...might I say you wear the cone with great Regal-ness! LOL You are giving it the famous bunny kick with your back paws. Angel Madi loved to hold her toys with her front and kick the living daylights out of them with her bunny feet.
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. Keep trying Hachi. You just might be successful yet.

  10. And to eat might be the biggest problem, or is it off for those few glorious moments? Maybe they need to make a puppy size one in purple just for you, those attempts to remove it are worthy of a rosette.

  11. Poor pup. Hope those last days go quickly for him.

  12. He'll be happy to get that off once and for all.

  13. At least it keeps him busy!! If he can't get physical exercise, at least he's working his brain! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. Ha Ha - we have that cone here too, in a couple of sizes. Where there is a will, there could be a way - hang in there, Hachi.

  15. Hang in there Hachi!! Arty still needs to wear his cone at night, and can probably give you some escape advice LOL!

  16. You are more tolerant of that black lampshade more than I ever was, Hachi!

  17. Awww that poor baby!!!!! That cone seems much larger than they usually are!

  18. That Hachi is so adorable even when he is frustrated trying to get the cone off!

  19. At least you have a soft cone Hachi, then next week will go fast!
    Hazel & Mabel

  20. Oh dude, I hates those thingies! They freak me out, so I gives you props for tolerating it that much! if you figure it out, lets me know....
    Ruby ♥
    pees: sendin' lots and lots of POTP and's suppose to be calming....☺

  21. Speedy healing to Hachi and may the cone days pass by quickly! It's tough keeping a young dog calm! Cedar has yet to experience this as I am letting him "enjoy" his male hormones a while longer. But his day will come, and I don't look forward to keeping him quiet. LOL!

  22. Hachi's cone looks softer than the plastic ones, but acts like blinders on a horse. He looks like he might be able to pull it off with his front paws. I'm sure he won't quit trying!

  23. Hopefully the next few days will go quickly with your whirling dervish of fur.


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