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dog and his cone

Long face in the cone. This was taken two weeks ago, right after his procedure to fix an ear hematoma. The poor boy was not happy and let everybody knew it.

As of a week ago, his bandage was off, but he has to keep the cone until the end of the month. The cone -along with our legs, furnitures and the window’s floor-length blind- was badly battered and ripped at the moment (this is a non-exageration; part of our blind was broken thanks to the cone and its bad boy). The cone has holes everywhere, and everyday additional tape needs to be applied to bind new rips and fortify it so it stays its shape and keep dog from ripping apart his healing ear flap with his paws.

Even in his pre-cone life, Bruno is a very clumsy dog. He bumped into things -walls, dining table, doors, fridge doors- a lot. His eyesight is perfect, in case anyone wonders..it’s just, well, him. Now imagine this clumsy dog’s past two weeks in the cone. One would think that after a couple of days he became more aware of his additional width around the head and navigate himself accordingly. Oh no. Not our Bruno. Not only he bumped into more things, he got stuck on things as well. One time he got stuck on the side of our large mirror in the bed room, the whole heavy thing fell off from the wall. We were lucky the mirror stayed intact, and didn’t actually fell on him.

It’s a trying time for all of us, but the light at the end of the tunnel looks closer every day. Or so I tell myself. Everyday. Whenever I got so frustrated after cleaning yet another mess caused by things got knocked over I remind myself that he’s the one wearing the cone, it must be even harder for him, then I’d go and give his hairy big (and handsome) head another rub and extra scratches. Cone or no cone, he loves extra cuddle.

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  • The Stately Hound22/07/2013 - 1:20 am

    Poor guy, hope Bruno is feeling better… he sure looks sorry for himself.ReplyCancel

    • [ayu]22/07/2013 - 11:27 am

      Thanks for the thoughts. He indeed looked super miserable there..it was only moments after his procedure. I’m happy to inform that he is almost back to his usual cheerful self these days. Even with the cone on 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gary Lum22/07/2013 - 6:04 am

    I hope he heals soon and the cone can go.ReplyCancel

    • [ayu]22/07/2013 - 11:28 am

      Thanks Gary. We are all so over the cone now. Really counting the days until the vet calls it all clear to rid of it for good!ReplyCancel

  • rubytheblacklabrador22/07/2013 - 1:06 pm

    Poor thing – Ruby hates the collar too, stops her sniffing and scavaging! Hope Bruno is better at the end of the month 🙂ReplyCancel

happy birthday, Bruno!


bruno 10 years

My dog Bruno turned 10 today. Hip hip hoorah! His greyish muzzle shows his age, but I can’t say the same about his behaviour. He still behaves like a pup. It’s true what they say, Labradors have a (very) long period of puppyhood. In Bruno’s case, I’m afraid, it’s never ending.

Bruno is a well travelled dog. He was born in Lommel (Belgium), 10 years ago, and moved with us to Australia when he was 5. He left Belgium a month before we did, and he had to stay for 1 month in quarantine in Sydney. He has his own passport, and I remember that his travel/medical document was one centimetre thicker than all our family’s combined.

He is a happy 10 year old dog. He makes me and my family happy, and we are endlessly entertained by him. I am a less crazy person thanks to him. His healthy vibe gives such great comfort and joy. I do believe that home is where my dog is.

Happy birthday, my gorgeous pup!

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  • ohdearria15/05/2013 - 11:53 pm

    Labradors have such a good nature toward people, especially children. I used to have golden retriever, and he was gorgeous and still had that puppy face even though he was 13 years old. He died last year from cancer 🙁 I have 3/4 golden retriever and 1//4 German Shepperd now, but he’s more golden retriever than German Shepperd! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • [ayu]17/05/2013 - 3:05 pm

      Sorry to hear about your loss a year ago. I’m sure that dog had a great life with you and your family.

      Three quarter German shepherd and a quarter retriever? Interesting mix..!ReplyCancel

Day 362 #Project365

This was the dip after Christmas before we all get excited again to welcome the new year. It’s the day when reality started to tap on your shoulder and reminded you that you still have the whole household to take care of even when you are in a ‘holiday’.

Well, I was busy all day doing chores and almost forgot that I haven’t posted anything. Thank you Bruno, my always ready back-up subject. He’s ready to go to bed, in fact he was already on his bed while I took this (which explains his sleepy head face). What a good boy…



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Day 352 #Project365

351-365, whiskey the dog

Nikon D90 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED | ISO500 | f/5.6 | 1/100|

This is Whiskey. He is a super duper active 2-year-old dog. He was surrounded and totally spoiled with treats by a bunch of kids today, maybe that’s why he looked so happy. I’m so glad to see that other dog finding it hard to stay clean. Like my dog.  Whiskey here was covered in cob/spider web all over his face and body, with some dried leaves and dust stuck on it too..

It’s a very different experience trying to capture Whiskey in a photo compare to my own dog, Bruno. Bruno is 9 and big and calm while this one is tiny and quick, and he just cannot keep still. I was lucky with this shot, I think he was just taking a breather before bouncing off in the yard again.

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Day 313 #Project365

313-365 bruno under the deck
Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO320 | f/2.8 | 1/125 |

I took this shot pointing my camera behind the thick foliage under the deck. Dog was chillin’ on the sand under the deck ready for his afternoon nap. This is his favourite place outside the house. Explains why there are tons of sand/dirt on the floor inside our house every single day despite my obsessive floor-sweeping.

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