Monday, January 14, 2019

Mischief Monday - The Ear - By Phod

Dear pals,

I have a very serious problem. I am having trouble with my ears again. They get yucky and I itch them and apparently 'make them a bloody mess' which is not a good thing.

The first terrible thing that happened was the Man has to clean them. I have a love hate thing with this. I hate it but it kind of feels good. I am a very good boy while the Man does it, although I make sure to use a lot of sad eyes. 

In spite of this, they were very itchy on Thursday, so the Lady did the most terrible thing, she left me at home in the cone. (Editor's note: It is kind of smushed because of how it was stored in the closet).  I was a very good boy and let Lady put it on, but then I started bunter her to get it off. She didn't take it off, she just picked up her bags and left. 

I had to wait 87 million years before the Man got home. I bunted him right away and he took it off. I told him how mean the Lady was.  I was miserable. It was a terrible day.  I wouldn't talk to the Lady Thursday night. I was very mad.

I got lucky on Friday as the Man was home sick so he could just monitor me.

I hate to admit it, but the  Lady may have been right to do this because they have been less itchy.

Anyway, that was the terrible mischief that happened in our house last week.

I hope the cone stays in the closet this week.

Your Phoddy boy


  1. Phod we hope your ears will be back to normal soon and they will no longer cause trouble and mess... hugs to you from two ear-worms, who have to stand such ear-trouble too...sigh...

  2. The right place for a cone is ALWAYS the closet.
    Phod, we do hope your itchy ear problem can be resolved without more unpleasantness.

  3. Hari OM
    Oh dear, that's now good Phod... I send some POTP to you for less itchies!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. OMD, she pulled out the cone of shame for a Good Boy like YOU!?!?! You should fire the Lady. The Man can stay, he seems okay.

  5. We're sorry to hear your ears are not doing well and that you got stuck in the cone for a day. Millie sympathizes with you as she gets bad ears sometimes too.

  6. How awful for you to have to wear the dreaded lampshade, Phod. I hope your ears get better soon.

  7. I'm so sorry about your day. Sure hope your ears make super fast recovery.
    Coffee is on

  8. We hope your itchy ears are feeling better. You don't think there's a mouse in them do you?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Ohhh Phid Lady and Man know best...but that doesn’t take away the hurt and misery you experienced from the cone of shame. At the very least one of them should have worn a cone in sympathy
    Hugs HiC

  10. After having four cocker spaniels and all the ear problems that go with the breed, ghostwriter finally decided that maybe the routine ear washings were doing more harm than good. I only get my ears washed by my groomer Miss Jacquie, about once every two months. I am ten years old and have never ever ever had an ear infection. Maybe I'm just lucky, though. Hope you feel better soon, Phod.

  11. Hope your ears are better. The cone is such a bad way to have to spend the 87 million years until Man arrived home. Don't be too mad at Lady, she did it for your own good.

  12. Poor Phod - we hope your ears are better soon. Mom had a Golden Retriever once who had ongoing ear issues. The vet told her to try adding some oil to her kibble. She did that, just a little bit - and it worked.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. We hope the cone stays away too and your ears feel better sweet boy.

  14. Oh, not the dreaded CONE!!!!!! And having your ears cleaned?!!? We really feel badly for you! We hope your ears clear up quickly!!
    Cam and Mags

  15. Oh Phoddy...what torture!! I also have itchy ears and have to wear a donut or a cone. Mama says I licky my paws, I scratchy my ears, ears get wet...ears get icky...A viscious circle for sure!

    But I'm not gonna stop..


  16. I'm sorry to hear the news about the cone, P. I have had to wear that Cone of Courage many times. When my tail got caught in the door and I had to have surgery, I wore it for MONTHS! Also, when I accidentally tried to scratch my face off, I wore the cone again. It's not fun. But it does make us better somehow.... Good luck, buddy.

    Love and licks,

  17. Dear Handsome Phod,

    The Cone is terrible. I am so sorry. That is awful. Do you truly think it helped your ears? I think maybe it was the Bacon Fairy who helped your ears. I do not think The Cone can help anything. I hope your ears feel better soon. And I hope you eat the cone.


  18. Sorry your mom had to get out the cone of shame Phod. hope your ears feel better
    Hazel & Mabel

  19. Oh no! The cone of shame. I feel for u. Hope u got treats from your ordeal.

  20. We are sorry your ears get infections and it hurts.
    Hope your ma can find a good medicine to fix that soon.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  21. oh Phod, so sorry to hear this.. you are a good boy. when Jake had problem ears, it took both of us to hold him down to put drops in his ears.. not phun at all. hope that cone stays in the closet

  22. Aww Zaphod is still around! You probably don't remember me, but I drew Zaphod for you a zillion years ago. I came across the scan of the picture yesterday and remembered you guys, so I came to look you up.

    Sorry about the ear infections though. Get better!


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