The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

It was a few days before we brought our cat, Alex, in to have his tail amputated.  He was frantically scratching and biting at the tumor on his tail.  My husband, Marc, and I attempted to stop him from further hurting himself by putting a cone on him.  He wasn’t happy, and neither were we. In fact, we were worried sick.


Marc and I were sitting at our dining room table, both pounding away on our laptops.  Every few seconds, my laptop fell silent as I scratched at my irritated, sore, and peeling lips. 


“What are you doing?”  Marc asked, as he spied me scratching and picking for the millionth time in about five minutes.


“Nothing,” I sheepishly replied.


“Doesn’t look like nothing to me.  Stop scratching.  You are making it worse.”


“I can’t help it. It really itches.”

“Do I need to get a cone for you too?  You know, they make large ones for dogs that would fit you just fine!”

32 thoughts on “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

  1. MOL, On no, not a cone on the bean. That would be great pay back, wouldn’t it Alex. We sure would like a picture of that please. Hope the itcy lips get better though. Have a great week end and stop scratching those lips.

    1. Marg – Too bad that mommy of mine stopped scratching.. I would have paid all my kibble in the house to have seen her in a cone too! XOXO Alex

    1. Silver – you sound like me… I have always been this way…. and when someone notices I keep scratching & picking, I don’t stop… I just leave their sight… I thought I would out grow it at some point, but I guess not!

    1. Mrs. Tuna – LOL! Don’t think the cone would solve that problem…. you would have to combine the cone with a sling for your arms to truly be effective!

  2. Funny that this is the second post I read today about owners putting a cone on their cat.

    Owners don’t always practice what they preach.

    Those cones look SO uncomfortable!

    1. Irene – well, I was “this” closs to practicing what I preach, as Marc seriously was going to cone me! A week or so later, we were at a friend’s house who just had their pit bull neutered. Marc asked his friend if he could “borrow” the dog’s cone when they were done, as it was the perfect size for my head!

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  4. Alex was thinking, “I’m going to get you both for this, I swear, if it’s the last thing I do.”

    1. William – you know Alex quite well… I saw him trying to borrow his daddy’s amex card while having dog sized cones on my lap top screen while he was logged into Amazon… Good thing I opened up a can of Fancy instead and distracted him… I have to watch my back (head) around him from now on.

    1. Connie – I cross my heart, I promise not to mention this to your hubby… I wouldn’t want to see you coned… and lucky for me, I avoided the coning too!

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