Emma’s stitches come out and the cone is history!

February 27th, 2008 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Cone hating lovers: Well, we got good news that Emma could have her stitches out. Chaps is the happiest hound around and ran up to her and kissed her all over.

Here is the first picture I took of her after they were removed.


I was worried about her scratching the socket site so my vet told me I could put socks on the paws on the left side.
That was easy! LOL!


This ordeal has been incrediably painful on all of us. It was nice to lay down and take a mini nap.

After the hounds fell asleep I covered up Emma and I think she slept for the first time with comfort in over 10 days. IMG_3832.JPG

I smell you Mommy!

I would like to say thank you to all of Emma’s fans who have sent well wishes, flowers, cards, and precious words of encouragement. Like I said, this has been an incredibly painful experience that I wish none of you have to go through. Emma is only 3 years old. This disease began it’s attack on Emma at the young age of 2.

I smell a mission!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. February 28th, 2008 | 4:07 am

    w0w! that is so good to hear! i hope she recovers more and more! sleep tight, emma!

  2. Mary Tipping
    February 28th, 2008 | 1:40 pm

    Dear Emma, Cat, and Chaps–I was devastated to read about Emma and her blindness–such a dear, sweet girl..after seeing her pictures today, I’m writing through tears. I know it will take time to adjust, but she will be fine. She is still a beautimous houndette! She will be in my prayers to St. Francis, always. Sending love, snooters, and houndie hugs from your furiends,

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo the Foster–we love you Emma, and think you are gorgeous!!!

  3. Theresa Alsup
    February 28th, 2008 | 4:05 pm

    This has been such a hard thread to read. I’m so sorry for Emma’s blindness. The only thing I can offer is that with the special needs dogs, you develop a bond that’s not like any other– they really worm their way into your heart.

    I am so glad to see that Emma has the best possible care and the best chance at a happy life.

  4. Chris
    February 28th, 2008 | 5:20 pm

    Emma – we’re sending lots of love and drool to you. You also need to make sure that your mom and grandmom & grandpop know that you will still live a wonderful life! Who needs eyes when you have a fabulous houndie nose to let you know what is going on!

    Feel better soonest!

  5. February 29th, 2008 | 7:07 pm

    I want to thank Mary, Theresa and Chris for such kind comments. Your words help us in ways that are unmeasurable. Emma is a true source of inspiration and spirit. I cannot wait to tell her story. Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

  6. karen and the Georgia Bassets
    March 2nd, 2008 | 8:11 am

    What a brave girl and a brave mommy too. We love you
    Karen and crew

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