The Cone Only Works When Its On

August 25, 2013

On the plus side, A.J. was home alone for five hours today and was perfectly fine. On the minus side, I took the cone off so he could eat easier and didn’t put in back on right away. He scratched all his scabs off and was bleeding pretty badly. I had to wash it out with soap, rinse it off, then stop the bleeding. The cone is back on, we’re starting all over again. Sigh.

He did a little better with a couple of dogs on our evening walk. One he cried and barked at but he didn’t erupt and pull, and he immediately looked to me for a treat when we moved a little bit away. Hopefully he’s not starting to associate his acting like an idiot with getting a treat.