Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tales of the Tail: The One With the Ziploc Foot

Kip has decided that it's a good idea to lick one of the pads on his right foot until it's raw and bleeding. To his surprise, we do not support that decision. As a deterrent, we are taping a white tube sock to the foot with blue painter's tape. (The tape is on the sock, not on his fur; we're not purposely mean to him - no matter what he tells you.) It is quite a sight. Even better is the Ziploc bag we tape around the sock to protect it when he goes outside. He is clearly thrilled with this situation.

I'm pretty sure he's plotting to kill us in our sleep.


Fine For Now said...

Cut that out Kip, you are only hurting yourself!


Pickles and Dimes said...

Poor Kip!

P.S. Love the new layout.

sil said...

or maybe kip is secretly thankful because he is starting a trend among the dogs in nc?? he looks cute with any kind of footwear!

Tracy said...

Molly does the same type of thing! Except it's her back foot and she licks the top so a sore spot forms. The vet says she bored, poor thing... We've tried to bandage it up like that too but she is so sneaky and can get it off so fast!!! Hopefully Kip will leave it on so his paw can heal.

And no, our current house is not on the market yet. We'll probably keep it for a while and rent it out.

Emily said...

Tally did that in November and put a hole in the top of her foot that then got infected, which spawned another infection for which she was on antibiotics and the e-collar for somewhere around 2 and a half, maybe three months. Honestly I've lost count of the number of times we've been to the Vet since November. They all know us there.

So Kip, Tally would tell you stop chewing on your feet or your people will make you go to the Doggie Dr A LOT! And you do not want that. :)

artemisia said...

Poor little guy!

When I first bought my car I put these little booties on the dogs feet so they wouldn't scratch the upholstery. It was absolutely HILARIOUS to watch them try to walk - they were both convinced their feet didn't work anymore. Oh, I haven't laughed that hard in a while. So. Funny. I highly recommend it!

teg said...

This is hilarious - although I think I've probably had to subject Bailey to things even more torturous. Hope his foot gets better soon!