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Poor Pups

by Meghann on September 8, 2009

Is there anything more pitiful then a drugged post-op puppy with a cone on her head?


Poor thing has been so disoriented and confused since I brought her home. I put her on the floor and she just stood there. I tried to take her on a walk outside and she wouldn’t budge. I put her on the couch and she just stared at me. Pitiful.


I am happy to report that the vet told me the operation was a success. Everything went as planned and she should be fully recovered in a couple weeks. In the mean time she has to wear the cone collar and is not allowed to play, jump or have any fun at all. Poor thing.


Maddie is also not allowed to have anything to eat until tomorrow, which made it very difficult to eat my delicious dinner right in front of her.


I topped a costco salmon burger with this Cranberry Apple Sauce I stole from my parent’s the other week.


The cranberry sauce reminded me of fall and the approaching change of seasons. It was perfect on my burger.



On the side I had some roasted Name with Ketchup.


For dessert I had a Praline Merci Chocolate.


Maddie is currently staring off into space with a dazed and confused look. I think its time to put my little princess to bed.

Good night!

1 Kyle September 8, 2009 at 8:27 pm

That almost brings tears to my eyes πŸ™ Poor (ADORABLE) puppy. I shall say a prayer for the poor pup, Maddie looks miserable πŸ™

2 Spotty Prep September 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Poor lil girl! Feel better soon, Maddie!

My Jack had a very traumatic vet appointment today too πŸ™ I feel so bad, he has an ear and bladder infection!

3 Brandi September 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm

aw, so sad! She looks so sad that she can’t play – I’m glad everything went well with her today!

4 Dori September 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Poor little girl! At least she will get lots of cuddles!

5 allijag September 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm

AWww! I remember – I seriously wanted to cry the night I brought Lando home from her surgery! They just look so sad! Maddie will be back to her sweet little self tomorrow I’m sure! Have a good night my dear!

6 Julie @savvyeats September 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Aww, poor puppy!

Where do you get all this amazing-looking chocolate?

7 Niki September 8, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Aww poor Maddie! But I have to admit, I laughed out loud when I saw the first pic. Something about a dog with a cone on its heads makes me giggle a little. She will be back to her playful puppy self soon!

8 Lauren September 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Oh my gosh, Maddie is so precious! I hope she recovers from her big day soon!

Can I just tell you that this idea with the salmon burger and apple/cran relish is superb! I actually have a salmon burger in the freezer and a jar of Apple/Cran chutney so, looks like I have a new dinner inspiration next week. Yum! πŸ™‚

9 Bec September 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Glad everything went well with Maddie’s procedure!

10 angieinatlanta September 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

These are the saddest pictures of all time! (And the cutest, but I don’t know why I find her pitiful face so cute!)

Glad to hear everything went okay! And I’m jealous of your chocolate! I love pralines in chocolate!

11 Liz @ intheskinny September 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Aww! Her eyes look so sad, but I’m sure she’ll be back to her old self soon. At least Maddie had a vacation before she went in.

12 Katie (Runs for Fun) September 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Aww, poor Maddie. I hope she feels better soon! Pups in recovery are tough!

13 VeggieGirl September 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Aww dear Maddie!! πŸ™

14 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 8, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Awwww she does look very pitiful. So sad, but I know you’re taking good care of her.

15 Emily September 8, 2009 at 8:59 pm

She looks so pitiful! Poor baby! Hope she has a speedy recovery!

16 Britt September 8, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Aw poor pup. πŸ™ Hope she is back to herself soon.

17 Morgan September 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

awww, feel better Maddie! She looks so pitiful πŸ™

18 megzzwinsatlife September 8, 2009 at 9:04 pm

awww poor Maddie… I hope she feels better soon!! SAD FACE πŸ™

19 Lola September 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

hehe sooooo precious!! it reminds me of “david after the dentist”

20 Haleigh September 8, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Aw, poor little Maddie! I hope she feels better soon.

21 Katey September 8, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Aww poor puppy :(( Can she have a bone?! Im sure that would cheer her up!

22 Matt September 8, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Awww poor puppy!

23 Amy September 8, 2009 at 9:17 pm

She is so cute! Don’t worry she’ll be back to herself in no time. My first dog never caught on to the cone and constantly ran into things (she was sweet, but not too bright). My current dog didn’t even seem to care about the cone. Good luck.

24 wholesomefoodie September 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Happy healing Maddie! Your salmon burger looks sooo good.

25 Kate September 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I’m so glad that she is ok! She looks so pitiful and confused…hope she feels better soon!

26 Lindsay @ bananaandchocolate September 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Feel better Maddie! I’m glad everything went well!

27 Sammi September 8, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Aww!! Poor baby πŸ™ They used to put those cones on my cats to stop them from scratching or after any kind of surgery involving stitches. It’s so sad ;(
Why can’t she eat until tomorrow though? I understand before but after too? Your heart must be breaking!

28 fittipexchange September 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I saw name at the farmers market yesterday and thought of you πŸ™‚ I was thinking about getting it, but I decided to ease into exotic root veggies and got some yucca instead…any recipe suggestions?

29 Kelly September 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Awww poor baby! I hope she feels better soon. That’s sad that she can’t have anything to eat until tomorrow. Give her a big kiss for me.

30 Lizzy September 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm

awwww poor babe! i hope she feels better πŸ™‚

31 Beth @ CrossBorderCravings September 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Poor thing! She does look pitiful! Hope she feels better very soon!

32 Melissa S. September 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm

ahhh…poor maddie! i’m thinking of her!

33 Courtney September 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Holy smokes, that burger looks so gooooooood.

34 Sarah R September 8, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Aww, poor Maddie! I’m sure she’ll be back to her old self in no time.

35 bobbi September 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm

aww so sad…

I bought those Costco Burgers this weekend cant wait to try them!

36 April September 8, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Aw, poor wittle puppy. She’s too cute wih that cone on!

37 Julia September 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Aww your poor puppy! She does look super disoriented – hopefully a good night’s sleep will do her some good!
Have a great night!

38 Lynn (The Actors Diet) September 9, 2009 at 12:35 am

get well soon sweet princess maddie!

39 Sara September 9, 2009 at 12:38 am

Poor Maggie! We had our Diesel fixed a few months ago and he was a bit out of it when we got him home too. Plus, he hated that cone with a passion. I’m sure she’ll be back to her normal self tomorrow.

40 Ali September 9, 2009 at 12:47 am

poor pooch πŸ™ isn’t it funny how uncoordinated they are with them though? My dog couldn’t stop walking into walls, it was soo sad!

41 Paige @ Running Around Normal September 9, 2009 at 6:37 am

Poor Maddie πŸ™ That’s weird, when Niko got neutered about a year ago, the vets didn’t give her a cone, and said they don’t need to do that anymore unless they automatically start biting there.

42 lessonstolearn September 9, 2009 at 7:09 am

I’ll add my own poor Maddie sentiment. It’s so sad to see animals hurting….they don’t understand what’s going! Feel better Maddie!

43 Pam September 9, 2009 at 7:44 am

Awwww what a sad little pup! I’m sure she will be feeling better in no time.

44 Juli D. September 9, 2009 at 8:07 am

Awww, I’ve been there. My poor pup can relate

45 Jenna September 9, 2009 at 9:20 am

delish dinner!

46 Ali September 9, 2009 at 11:00 am

awww! She looks so sleepy in those pictures! Poo baby! I am glad she is doing well. They always look so funny with those cones on, don’t they?

47 Anne Marie@ Her New Weigh September 9, 2009 at 11:00 am

Aww poor Maddie! I hope she feels better soon!

48 Nellie September 9, 2009 at 11:20 am

aw poor maddie! give her lots of love for me!

49 PRT September 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Poor thing! But as you said, it’s all for the better.

Just give her lots of love and in no time she will be as new.

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