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Conehead Puppy And More Than Enough Links For Your Weekend

by Alex Iwashyna

in Reading & Writing Elsewhere

I didn’t get a chance to do my round-up last weekend because trying to figure out what’s wrong with my stomach is like a part-time job where I’m on the phone multiple times a day discussing my crap with people who are either ridiculously nice or shockingly rude, and in the end, I have to pay to do thing no one should have to do to their body. Oh, and in between these fantastic moments, our puppy had unexpected surgery to prevent hip dysplasia.

Cats: OMG. What happened to you?

Cats: OMG. What happened to you?

Embarrassed Conehead Lars

Lars: Don’t look at me! I’m hideous.

Huckle might be helping

I’m trying to get Lars to drink water. Huckle is either helping or flicking him off. With frenemies, who needs friends? Or enemies? Exactly.

Lars is so flexible that we had to replace the cone with an innertube. 10 days of innertube would give anyone this face of sad.

Lars is so flexible that we had to replace the cone with an innertube. 10 days of innertube would give anyone this face of sad.

This poor puppy gets his stitches out and innertube off on Monday, and I only have three more tummy tests to go. Hoorays all around!

When I’m not keeping my puppy on house arrest and navigating the world of turds, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.

My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:

  • Does the Universe Have a Purpose?: From The John Templeton Foundation, the first in a series of “Big Questions” posed to scholars from astrophysicist to computer scientists to theology professors and it’s somewhat surprising who believes what and why. The format is easy to navigate, too. (interesting)
  • Before I Melt Away: From The Family Pants, a story of a toddler’s attachment to his snowman and what it means to watch a friend melt away. (heartbreaking)
  • Obama’s Preschool Stretch: From FactCheck, while providing preschool for disadvantaged, low-income students in rural and urban areas has been shown to help and increasing funds sounds great to me, preschool for all is not where we need to put our money. (see, I’m fair and balanced)
  • Animals Give You Tough Love: From College Humor, animals looking disappointed while a catchy tune about all the ways you need to get it together is sung. For some reason, I could not get enough. (funny to me)

Quote for your weekend:

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. -H.L. Mencken

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Missy March 1, 2013 1

That first photo cracked me up. The cats are totally, “what the hell?”


Melonie March 1, 2013 2

I love the first picture. There is something about it that is just adorably sweet and sad at the same time. Probably would just be cute if I didn’t have “Cone of Shame” pumped in my brain.


Alex Iwashyna March 3, 2013 3

I love the first picture, too. I think I posted it everywhere because of the cute, sad, WTH quality that only cats, cones and dogs can pull off.


Walt March 3, 2013 4

As yes, The Cone of Shame. I’ve never seen The Inner Tube of Shame. All things shall pass. Soon this will all be over and an awkward story to avoid retelling at Thanksgiving.


Alex Iwashyna March 3, 2013 5

The inner tube of shame was new to us too but thank goodness for it because he’s one flexible dude.


Colleen @thefamilypants March 4, 2013 6

Thank you so much for including my post, Alex! You rule.

Oh the cone. The cone is just torture. I hate that I was laughing at your pup while reading the captions. But man, that was hysterical.


Lady Jennie March 4, 2013 7

We will have to do this soon. No, scratch that. I will have to do it. My husband wants no part of cutting the nuts of any male in this house.


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