Snow cone

It’s the perfect storm. On the same day as we have a blizzard in Montreal, Alice has a little surgery. Nothing to worry about, but still, she will now be wearing the Elizabethan collar (wittily named the “cone of shame”) for most of the next two weeks while the incision heals. Normally taking her out for a walk is not a problem with the collar on, but in the middle of blizzard that’s another story. She’s still a bit woozy from the anaesthetic, which makes her bump into snowbanks. The collar, efficient tool that it is, acts as a kind of scoop, so at the end of our walk she is miserable not only because of the foreign object attached to her head, but also because her head is now encased in snow from ear to snout. Not a great day for Alice.


43 Comments on “Snow cone”

  1. Beverley Rankin says:

    Great story, Shari! It brought a smile to my face, thanks!

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  2. Carol Bershad says:

    Poor Alice. She brings new meaning to “snow cone.” Hope she recovers quickly. Snowy in Boston metrowest too. Snow/rain mixture is not my favorite. How’s the wheelbarrow doing? I enjoy your sketches and blog. Thanks. Carol

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  3. Beaumont Nancy says:

    sending lots of love to Alice.

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  4. Judy Sopher says:

    This is precious. We have gone thru that with many dogs over the years. I even have a collar in the garage. We can smile but poor Alice.

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  5. Marilyn Hansen says:

    I hope dear Alice will be on the mend soon! It’s so sad when our pets are in pain or discomfort. We had a major Nor’easter which we haven’t had since 1996 here in the North East and it lasted for days! Happy painting of lots of snow for sure.

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  6. Poor baby ! All our love and a special hug to Alice. We do love them soooo much!

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  7. So sorry about Alice, they hate the “cone of Shame” Eileen Lobos says HI!

    He is reading Lassie books..

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  8. lois says:

    Poor Alice. Not what I expected with ‘Snow Cone.’ Please don’t tell Alice that I got a little chuckle out of it, though.

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  9. joanne lichtenstein says:

    Poor Alice!! Hopefully it will stop snowing soon so that venturing outside is a bit more pleasant for her.

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  10. Theresa says:

    Get well soon Alice 😕🙏🏻

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  11. karim waked says:

    poor Alice. your sketch is lovely.

    x K

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  12. Poor Alice. The cone is hard enough to take with the snow to contend with! I hope her healing goes well.

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  13. Bernadette says:

    Poor baby! She must be taking this well enough for you to manage a great rendering of her time on the mend.

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  14. Melissa Van Ness says:

    My husband calls it the “funnel of love”.

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  15. LizanneG says:

    Love the snow cone sketch! Best wishes to Alice for a speedy recovery!

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  16. Cindy Wahlstrom says:

    Poor Alice. Hope she feels better soon.

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  17. Jean says:

    Sending pats to dear Alice, with wishes for a smooth recovery. Your drawings bring her to life for your readers who love her. Thanks!

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  18. tulayr says:

    I wish all the best to Alice. Hope she recovers soon. Best regards Tulay

    On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 11:46 PM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” It’s the perfect storm. On the same day as we > have a blizzard in Montreal, Alice has a little surgery. Nothing to worry > about, but still, she will now be wearing the Elizabethan collar (wittily > named the “cone of shame”) for most of the next two weeks wh” >

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  19. Awe, poor Alice, hope she gets better soon.

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  20. Chris says:

    Pet stores sell a donut that is a little better than the cone

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  21. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Afternoon dear Shari,
    Really love to see Alice again after a long duration.
    Nothing more to say.
    Regards and blessings
    Uma

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