He thought he was off to school to be tutored
But off to the vet, he went, to get neutered
Now he’s sad, half the dog he used to be
They put on a cone, adding insult to injury
When Buddy recovers from this trauma
They will fix his third eyelid and end that drama
He will be a new dog, like a new day
Oh Buddy you have come a long way
Surprise! Daddy Owl dropped in for a visit.
Daddy Owl eyeing the hummer perched on the branch below him.
78 thoughts on “Half The Dog He Used To Be”
It’s so sad. Thanks, Dawn.
🐕 wishing dogo some luck lol
And really cool! Owl pic!
Great that Daddy Owl dropped by for a visit!
It was a nice surprise. Thanks, Susan.
Your poem is fantastic- excellent rhymes and storytelling. But poor Buddy!
Thanks, JYP. I had to do rhymes for poor old Buddy. Losing his doghood and all.
He definitely needs some good rhymes to cheer him up
Aww, poor Buddy, he’s so cute; and look at that, Daddy Owl! Great pics, Tim.
Sad little face. He will be running around in no time! Beautiful photos. I took a similar sunset picture from my neck of the woods.
He was so sad. But he was still running around. Are you going to post your sunset pic? Thanks, Michele.
Poor little guy. No, I won’t post that one. I do post sunset/rise photos, on occasion, to IG, along with other nature subjects. Thank you for asking.
Awww…..Poor adogable! Do the kitties like him? It took Herbert a week to forgive me for having my basset grand dog Clyde spend the night!
Hi Cindy. Buddy belongs to one of our staff. He comes to the office every day. He has never met our kitties, but from how they react to Jake, Tristan’s dog, they would not like Buddy.
Poor Buddy, I hope he recovers soon.
My compliments for the nice poem you wrote 🙂
Little Buddy will feel better when everything is all healed up.
Good to see the sky, owls and moon, too. 91 and clear up here today.
Thanks, Lavinia. It’s been getting over 100 here.
Buddy looks so sad, Timothy. What a poignantly sweet picture.
Poor little guy… Buddy looks so sad. Wishing him all the best!
Oh, poor Buddy…. that look! It’s all for your own good though, so smile you beautiful pup!
Not to mention the wonderful poem dedicated to you and the sunset and the visit by Daddy Owl.
He’s looking as if to say… It never happened to these cats…
Little does he know. Do you remember “The Big Balled Wizard” https://wp.me/p1yQyy-6cs? Thanks, Shey.
Of course I do but someone needs to try telling him that……
He thinks cats have it easy. Well, in our cats’ case, they do.
There is adefo look of…suddenly, I’m not half the dog I used to be….. No-one is as hard done by as me.
He can really put on the poor, pathetic me look.
Oh what? All your pets are amazing Such personalities.
They are characters. What we havent figured out is whether we attract weird animals with quirky personalities, or they simply take after their weird owners.
When I say I reckon they take their cue from you, I mean that as the highest compliment. We have 3 grandies who are huge personalities. I think it’s good to be that way. Who wants to be all staid and all that.
Thanks for the compliment. Although, you really don’t know how weird this managary of a family is. But you can probably imagine.
Oh I can imagine. It sounds brill x
Good for you Bud, life will be a lot simpler 😉
It will. Thanks, Couriers.
Ohh, der ärmste. Gute Besserung 😮❤️
He’s sad. Thanks, einfachtilda.
Dear little Buddy….all of this will be. a distant dream soon:)
It certanly will. Thanks, Janet.
Poor Buddy . . .
A sad little dude. Thanks, Liz.
You’re welcome, Tim. I always feed bad for a dog that has to wear the Cone of Shame.
It’s staying on him. We have never had a cat that would wear a cone once it fully recovered from the anesthesia. They just tear the cones off. I tried to pit a halter and leash on Spunk in the early days. It took him 5 seconds to get out of it. My SIL has an Absynian kitty that will walk on a leash in a halter, and he rides in a backpack. None of our cats would have any of that.
I can believe that cats would have none of it. When my dog had to wear the cone after his cataract operation, he just sulked.
Ah Buddy… the things humans do to you, eh? No worries, you’ll be up and at ’em in no time!
And nice to see Daddy Owl! Wow… I have NEVER seen a hummer perch anywhere!!
Awww….. Poor Buddy.. ❤
Poor Buddy, a passage of doggie life. 🐶
It sure is. Thanks, Holly.
Sending healing vibes to Buddy, nice to see Mr Owl!
Such a big cone …
That’s so other dog’s will have cone envy. Thanks, David.
Oh cute little buddy💕may he get well soon😍 and nice photos 👍
Dogs look so sad with a cone on.
When the vet put a cone on my grand-dog, Ghost, dog refused to move. Wouldn’t walk, wouldn’t sit. They waited a while, but it was no go. Dog is too big to lift, so they had to take the cone off to get her to hop into the car. Same thing happened when they got her home. With the cone on, she became a standing statue. They ended up putting a t-shirt on her and securing it such that she couldn’t lick her stitches.
Ghost is a dogged dog. When we had Sasha spayed, we couldn’t keep a cone on her, and she kept licking her incision. The vet finally had to staple the incision. Thanks, Margy.
Best Surprise Ever! He looks happy.. maybe he can rest awhile. Oh poor Buddy.. the cone of shame.. I thought he is your friends dog Timothy? ” half the dog he used to be
They put on a cone, adding insult to injury”
He belowngs to a staff member. He’s our office dog. Thanks, Cindy.
Oh that was it. He always makes me want a new dog! so cute! 💖
Poor Buddy but a great poem!
And Daddy Owl surprised you… nice!
Oh my! Buddy looks so forlorn.
However, Once he heals and his eye gets fixed, he will be a new dog!
He is soooooo cute. Just look at that cute puppy!
Ah, daddy owl! Do you see him much over the summer and winter?
He’s been showing up more this week. We hear the owls at night and early morning. We hear them through the winter, but don’t see them as much as late winter and springtime. Thanks, Resa.
A hearty greeting Daddy Owl!! We missed him – thinking he is out of his menu league with that hummer. Sorry to hear about Buddy – if it is any consolation, Benji, Raven and Ruger send him get well wishes.
I’ll tell Buddy. He was doing well on Friday. Thanks, Brian.
I hope Buddy is feeling better … great to see daddy owl
He’s doing great. Thanks, Julie.