Monday, December 26, 2011

Zen Monday: #176


Zen Monday's the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the picture's about. There's no competition, no right or wrong. We're here to have fun.

Well. At least some of us are. 

37 comments:

Dina said...

Saintly old Boz deserves that halo.

Sei gesund, be well, dear dog.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm not sure this hat has been positioned correctly. Poor Boz. This too shall pass, sweetheart.

Book Dragon said...

poor Boz!

Gunn said...

I want to give him a hug! Poor chap!!

Bellis said...

My owners told me that wearing this beautiful collar was a good way to get lots of attention, hugs and strokes, and they were right! Can't wait to walk down our road and show it off to all the other dogs.

dive said...

Aaaaaahhh … Huge hugs for the poor convalescent. I hope he's soon well enough to dispose of his fashionable Dickensian collar and get back to being his normal self.

Kate said...

Old Boz wishes that he could borrow Maggi's collar (http://tiny.cc/4m8t0) that is SO mch better than his lamp shade. Wonder if Kate (Visual St Paul) would send Maggi's collar so he could wear it for New Year's eve. Nobody wants to run around during that holiday with a lampshade!!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I bet he doesn't understand why he has that cone on...I feel for him... as far as the photo: Hear no evil, see no evil....-just want the damn thing off!

Petrea Burchard said...

Saintly old Boz is right. He's being (relatively) patient, although he's made it clear he's not enjoying this.
Speaking of clear, Kate, he was able to get past the little pillow collar (foot to eye is easier than teeth to ribcage, for example) but we ordered him one of these: http://amzn.to/rzvEFM

Vanda said...

Poor Boz! At least he can still enjoy the small things in life, like soaking up some sun on the porch.

Steven said...

Boz says "There has been a mix up here. I said I wanted an ice cream cone for Christmas."

Dianne Emley said...

Poor Boz. At least there's sunshine, a cozy blanket, and a safe place to enjoy them.

Lois Simon said...

It must be so frustrating for old Boz -- he can't scratch behind his ears. It must be driving him crazy.

This is definitely a "Zen" photo.

Speedway said...

Poor Boz. He must be very confused about his humans' behavior towards him. Is he possibly contemplating a second career as a table lamp or wall sconce?

Latino Heritage said...

Boz will dog up and will get through this. I'm sure he's getting lots of love and I'm also sure the outpouring is somewhere near the affection and love being sent in his direction.

Petrea Burchard said...

(Yes, and as Boz is not a blogger I can't blame him for begging for sympathy... -- oh and I've been scratching him behind the ears in sympathy.)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

when I saw the sneak peek image on the blog roll I thought it was a holophane glass shade. Exactly what I wanted for Christmas (besides the pony) and like the pony - didn't get. But at least I have my health - and Bozz has his back too

Cheers!

Susan Campisi said...

I've heard it called the "cone of shame" but Boz is too noble for such a term. Poor guy.

L.Barlow, AIA said...

I can only imagine that Boz is thinking some very zen-like dogworld thoughts right now...

CafePasadena said...

Boz, we're all here to have Fun!! And, what did your servants get you for Christmas?

TheChieftess said...

Kelly would be happy to loan her padded cone...but says it's a bit heavier and even more annoying than the plastic cones...but aren't so hard on the furniture!!!

John Sandel said...

What is the sound of one dog SIGHing …

Petrea Burchard said...

I can hear his sighing all over the house.

I'm trying to keep my voice cheerful, because if he knows how sorry I feel for him then he'll really get depressed.

PA, I'm sorry you didn't get your pony.

Ms M said...

I'm sorry Boz has to wear the cone :(
But here's to a quick healing for him (and a ceremonial cone removal that includes his favorite treats)

Petrea Burchard said...

Cafe, isn't it awful? We got him eye surgery for Christmas.

I like the idea of a ceremonial cone removal. He's been getting (probably too many) treats, so perhaps by the time of removal the relief will be enough.

Kind of a non-traditional Zen Monday today. Thanks for your good wishes, everyone. I'll try to stop milking this bone any further.

Trish said...

Cone of shame. Poor Boz!

I think animals know only too well what these things are. They go to the nice office that smells like other animals. Wake up with a HELL of a headache and other things hurting, and come home wearing this stupid lampshade. As when "Mom and Dad" have parties and people end up wearing lampshades and making loud noises, drinking funny drinks, they know. They just wish the cocktail had been bacon flavored!

Talk about huuuge sigh!

Book Dragon said...

that's a lot of love flowing toward Boz!

Petrea Burchard said...

Indeed it is, BD, I think it's helping him sleep.

TheChieftess said...

@Trish...somehow, I just don't think it's quite the same...I don't think Boz has any recollection of a party!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

Yeah, with the after-effects of a party at least you got to have some fun first.

Margaret said...

Oh, No! The cone of shame!

Trish said...

@Chieftess/Petrea ergo---why animals don't usually like going to the vet--a "party" everyone else seems to get to attend, but that the animal only feels the hangover.

don't blame them one bit!

then again, I'm so full of fried potatoes I think I should get a cone of shame so I don't ingest anything else anytime soon! Might make driving a little tough tho!

Petrea Burchard said...

It's not like Boz to feel shame, Margaret, but he sure is unhappy.

I think Boz smells the fear in the other animals there, Trish.

Trish said...

*I* hate going to the vet because I can hear and feel the fear in all the animals. The CoDA types want to take care of the sick ones and the healthy ones just hope they don't end up like Boz, hungover and not knowing what hit them.

Hoping Boz is recovering quickly enough to give a good "On Wisconsin" or "Ooooooooo, quack" on Monday!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Trish. He's doing his best.

Unknown said...

The cone of Shame!....Max

Jilly said...

Poor Boz. I came back here to find out what is wrong, having read about Boz on today's (6 January) post. Still don't know but it looks like something around his middle...