Plenty of Words Wednesday – Let Me Give You a Piece of My Mind!

Hi All,

Opie here!

How would you feel? If you discovered that

this blue monstrosity around my neck was going to be your friend for at least 25 more days?


Let me tell you how this transpired!

Grandma called from Texas! She and her friend Linda were on an emergency run with Bogie, Linda’s very cool terrier dawgins, to his Harvard educated Vet.

Bogie is a diabetic and his sugar was low and he was feeling pretty rotten.

(By the way, they fixed Bogie’s sugar level, and he’s home now playing with dog toys!)

Anyway, Bogie’s vet is very nice, very friendly. A real down home guy who is not averse to giving out vet medical advice to any that ask for it.

Well Grandma, told him about my histio thingy. He said he’d talk to my Mom.

Now imagine me. I’m minding my own business in CALIFORNIA. Grandma calls and puts this Texas Vet on the phone to Mama.

Mama is consulting a TEXAS vet about my histio thingy!

During the conversation, it comes out that I’m still a little, just a little, well, maybe just a wee bit obsessed with trying to lick the histio thing!

The vet then says, “Well I reckon it takes about a month for the histiocytomas to vamoose. Little Opie should probably keep the collar on for pert near a month until it either shrinks to an unnoticeable size or hits the road entirely, I reckon.”

(I may have taken some artistic license with the Vet’s Texas accent. I seem to be feeling a bit sarcastic right now.


He also said Mama might have to take me in for some minor SURGERY to get it taken off if it doesn’t get any better!


Needless to say, I’ve started chewing on the phone cords. And if I get my paws on Mama’s cell phone, I will chew it down to the circuitry. I ‘m a double dose of terrier – You know I can do it!

At minimum, I’m deleting Grandma’s number off Mom’s cell phone.


Oh Yeah, Grandma – I blame you for this!

Mama was thinking about days with this thing– NOT MONTHS!


I’m just kidding. I’m not a dog who holds grudges… often. I’m sure that eventually I’ll calm down.

That piece of grilled hamburger Mama gave me seems to have soothed me somewhat.

(Guilt –The Snorkie’s Best friend.)

I’ve been looking at catalogues and I think I found a “Pro Collar” in pink that would look really good on Grandma!

Hey Grandma, let’s wear them together!

I’m not bitter, really I’m not!


About Opie and Opie's Mom

Snorkie with attitude. My mom writes about me and sometimes she lets me write something too. I was rescued July 11, 2010! I am so happy! I love my family and I hate squirrels. I don't know any cats but the neighborhood cats are fun to bark at. Read Opie's Mom's Blog to find out more about me. View all posts by Opie and Opie's Mom

14 responses to “Plenty of Words Wednesday – Let Me Give You a Piece of My Mind!

  • Bailey (Sheltie Times)

    There ought to be rules about torturing, I mean diagnosing across state borders. Opie we are so sorry. We are hoping you get a call from the governor and are released early.

    -Katy & Bailey

  • Judy

    I hope the month goes by quickly for you.

  • Sarah

    Poor Opie! But I have good news! Your mom won’s Caption Contest, so she’ll have $25 to spend on you at Those bully sticks will make the rest of the month fly by.

    (I’ll be emailing your mom her coupon code as soon as I can get it set up.)

    Here’s to hoping you feel better ASAP!

  • lindy macduff

    Dear Opie,

    The coffee almost came out through my nose when I read your suggestion for getting a Pro Collar in pink for your sweet Grandma! BOL! I think the Texas vet needs one, too!

    Well, it sounds like you will be getting a lot of bully sticks (from Sarah’s message above), so those should provide you some comfort along with the grilled hamburger your mama fixed for you.

    Heal fast, lil Opie!

  • yuki the dog

    awww, poor opie 😦


    Woof! Woof! OH That is sure uncomfortable. Sending you Lots of Golden Thoughts and Golden SUGAR. Happy Wordless Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar


    Oh Opie Buddy,

    I feel so bad for you!! 25 more days!! No!! You need some serious treats to help you cope with this, I mean your Mum doesn’t want you wandering around with your head down in shame does she, she needs to keep you perky and upbeat and I think the best way is lots MORE treats, tee hee 🙂

    Let the countdown begin!!

    Good luck,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  • Mary Hone

    Oh no, it’s for your own good I guess, still that sucks. I’m just hopping around, have a great day.

  • Happy.Bark.Days

    Oh dear, Opie! You have my sympathy. But, I must say that you do look awfully cute with that donut around your little neck. Adorable pictures, especially your “Doh” expression 😀

  • Elizabeth

    Oh, dear. Hope the days pass quickly (and the issue clears up). 🙂

  • sagechronicles

    I can’t imagine 25 more days, Opie. I just can’t. I think everyone in your house should be wearing those collars in support, not just your Grandma. And why haven’t they signed it? Think how special that would be!

    Hold out for those treats–I’m pulling for you!!

  • According to Gus

    Oh, Opie. I’m so sorry to hear about your collar. But it’s for your own good!

  • Gloria Kirven

    Shame on you Opie. You’re my sweetie, and I do love you and want you to get well soon.. Now just be a good doggie and mind Grandma and the Texas Doc. Love you, Grandma Gloria

  • Opie

    Don’t you want to try on the pink pro collar I got you! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it with many of your ensembles. Don’t worry about the Texas heat. You’ve got air conditioning right. BOL!

    Your loving grand dog

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