Yeah for Onesies - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Dana and John
 
Gibbs Mom and Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 532
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
Yeah for Onesies

Gibbs had his surgeries and we were instructed that occasional licking was OK, but excessive licking and scratching was a problem. We were told to make him wear the dreaded "Collar of Shame" when we couldn't watch him at all times.

My buddy can be rather resourceful, and although the collar prevented him from licking, he somehow managed to contort his torso and "turn-in" his back leg to scratch at his hernia incision.

Baby Onesies to the rescue.

He now cannot lick or scratch his incision and doesn't have to wear the dreaded "Collar of Shame".
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0686.jpg (1.28 MB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0688.jpg (1.23 MB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0690.jpg (1.12 MB, 9 views)

John





Last edited by Gibbs Mom and Dad; 10-26-2013 at 09:43 PM.
Gibbs Mom and Dad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 09:47 PM
Jen, Timmy and Mae
 
jabojenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philly Burbs
Posts: 1,672
Submit Photo: 21
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 16 Posts
How is Gibbs feeling? He went through a lot poor guy. I will say however that he looks very cute in his onesie, I love the color. Feel better soon little man!

jabojenny is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 09:47 PM
Senior Member
 
sandypaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 2,550
Submit Photo: 9
Photo Submissions 19 Times in 19 Posts
He looks so cute in his onesie. Glad it worked and saved him from the dreaded "collar of shame". It must make you feel better too. Speedy recovery to Gibbs from Tyler and me.


Mary (miss you, Bailey-1996-2011 and Tyler-1997-2015)
sandypaws is online now  
 
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
Dana and John
 
Gibbs Mom and Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 532
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jabojenny View Post
How is Gibbs feeling?
He seems to be feeling good. He was tired the first night and only wanted to sleep. Since he was so tired and we didn't want to put the collar on him, I slept with him the guest room. I'm a light sleeper and knew I'd wake up if he started pick at his incision, but he slept the entire night.

He was back to normal to the next day.

Funny thing, we have noticed on obvious personality change. He wants to snuggle, and at least temporarily, has turned into a "love bug". I'm not sure if it will last, and will have mixed emotions if it does.

He's been the near perfect puppy, but never wanted to snuggle, lay with us or spend time on our laps. Dana and I missed it, but love him for who he is and his independence. I'd hate to know that neutering him somehow changed him. Although we do LOVE the fact that he wants to lay with us and snuggle. We'll see if it lasts.

John





Last edited by Gibbs Mom and Dad; 10-26-2013 at 10:07 PM.
Gibbs Mom and Dad is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
Dana and John
 
Gibbs Mom and Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 532
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandypaws View Post
It must make you feel better too.
It really does. He adapts quickly and lets Dana and I do whatever we want to/for him, but he seemed so sad in the collar. I feel better for him.

John




Gibbs Mom and Dad is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 11:00 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,693
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 299 Times in 297 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibbs Mom and Dad View Post
He seems to be feeling good. He was tired the first night and only wanted to sleep. Since he was so tired and we didn't want to put the collar on him, I slept with him the guest room. I'm a light sleeper and knew I'd wake up if he started pick at his incision, but he slept the entire night.

He was back to normal to the next day.

Funny thing, we have noticed on obvious personality change. He wants to snuggle, and at least temporarily, has turned into a "love bug". I'm not sure if it will last, and will have mixed emotions if it does.

He's been the near perfect puppy, but never wanted to snuggle, lay with us or spend time on our laps. Dana and I missed it, but love him for who he is and his independence. I'd hate to know that neutering him somehow changed him. Although we do LOVE the fact that he wants to lay with us and snuggle. We'll see if it lasts.
It may be that he still doesn't fewl QUITE up to par. I've said before that Kodi sleeps in his crate at night, and even INSISTS that we close the door for him. But if he's not feeling well, he wants to sleep in the bed with us and snuggle close. We can tell when he's well again, because he asks to be put to bed in his crate. I think you'll have the "old Gibbs" back before long!

That said, Kodi got snugglier as he settled down into adulthood. He's still a confident, self-reliant dog, but he also enjoys a bit of snuggling in the evenings!


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 07:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Tuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 781
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 8 Posts
Glad he's doing so well. Both my dogs didn't snuggle as pups but became snuggle bugs as adults! He may still enjoy the snuggling even as he begins to feel better.


Tuss is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Pucks104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,362
Submit Photo: 36
Photo Submissions 60 Times in 60 Posts
Love the onesie look! Hope Gibbs is back to his old self soon!


Pucks104 is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 11:39 AM
Henry 2006-2018/ Kordelia
 
gelbergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NJ/NYC metro.
Posts: 4,141
Submit Photo: 11
Photo Submissions 24 Times in 24 Posts
Gibbs is a great little patient. Hope he heals quickly.
gelbergirl is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 02:07 PM
Long Island NY
 
Eddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 358
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 5 Times in 5 Posts
Gibbs the worst is over now, your on the mend good luck.
Eddie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome