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March 17, 2009

Pandora's Box

In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman without parents, who was made by Gods. Each god helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mould her out of Earth as part of the punishment of mankind for Prometheus' theft of the secret of fire, and all the gods joined in offering this "beautiful evil" seductive gifts. According to the myth, Pandora opened a jar, which is referred to in modern accounts, as "Pandora's box", releasing all the evils of mankind…

I should have listened closely when manang told me that story.

Oh what a wonderful carton box it was. I bet it is full of delicious grub.

“What? What are you doing inside, Poopie?”

The poor girl ran out screaming. If of fear or joy, I would never know. What could be inside the box? I’m so excited.

Oh, joy… I’m dreaming of treats, toys, even money… there ought to be. It makes perfect sense. Okay… I am hyped now. Time to open the dratted box…

"What? Where are the toys? the treats?!... and what is this shiny thing, manang?"

I shouldn’t have asked.

Pandora had better luck.
Next time, don’t bother coming home, woman.

a distressed,


(Now that the dreaded cone had already attached itself permanently unto Aki's neck, what new adventures await our hero? Next Episode: "The Adventures of Lampshade Boy and Diaper Girl")


Dino and Family said...

Oh Aki! At least there were presents for you! Don't be upset about that cone, you will heal in no time! Muah! Love, Dino

Anonymous said...

Poor Aki, what a letdown! Soap??? But theres's a nice new bowl and leash for you... I hope you feel better soon.

Your pal,

Suzuki said...

Ohhhh, poor Aki :( Maybe the next package will be better?
Big licks to you

Mango said...

OK Aki, I have a few things to say to you.

First, I agree that such a big box should have had more foodables and chewies for you inside of it. That is not right.

Next, forget about that whole sleeping in the water thing. I had mange and erichliosis when I was a pup and it was yucky. What is it with you retriever dogs and water anyway?

Finally, just for the next few days, do whatever your mom tells you and be careful not to lick yourself too much and maybe the cone will come off.


Joe Stains said...

oh dear, this is nooo good!!

Sweepy said...

My big brother Bogart say "Welcome to the Lampshade World!"

I hid Bogart's e-collar myself.
I hid it so no freaking hooman will ever find it and that it will never ever find its way to my head!

Oh, Aki, you will heal in time. Mark my paw. If THAT collar will help you heal, by all means, make the old lady happy ...

I have my 2-hour birthday chat pawty today at YM: 10AM, 3PM and 10PM.

Bobby said...

I hate those cone things, soap and harness how boring.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm sure there are better days ahead fur woo!

Khyra O'Husky

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Aww...sorry to hear you didn't get what you wanted, Aki! But then,your manang DID get you something! I'm sure she'll make it up to you...=) Hope you're feeling better from your itchiness!


The OP Pack said...

We did see some good things in there. Be good, wear the lampshade and soon it will go away.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Charlie said...

Get well soon Aki!
That collar will be gone in no time. You still look cute with it.


Huskee and Hershey said...

Ummm Aki, ok other than the dreaded E-collar, at least all the other things in the box weren't that bad right? You have a new leash, a new dish.. wow..
Try not to lick or scratch yourself too much and hopefully the cone will come off soon.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Aki!
Soap and a headcone?? Hmmm... I don't think they are the most exciting presents but sure they are useful!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

I would be sending the box back and asking fur something else.
Gruffs from the Scruff

Maggie and Mitch said...

OH NO! Pressies are supposed to be fun, Aki! We think you should return this package to the sender asap!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Petra said...

Hi Aki!

We've been out of the loop for awhile, and I'm sorry to see you have to wear that great big collar. And then you were disappointed in that big box. I can't help but think that things are bound to get better; just hang in there!

Thank you for the kind words you sent my way during the illness and passing of my grandpa.

Pipa said...

Aki, don't your worry! You are handsome enough for that thing, boy! You look cute and boootiful in anything...

That post is awsome.

Love, lot's of love from


Anonymous said...

Aki, I feel your pain... well not really, I don't look silly with a cone on my head!! BOL Chin up buddy it will come off before you know it!


PS: It could be worse, I thought the box was going to hold a puppy or KITTY!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Poor Aki you will get something good next time..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Raising Addie said...

Oh what a wonderful gift you both received!

Poor Aki... we sure to hope that you are free of that cone by now.

Oh we just can't wait until your birthday!!!! It sounds like soooo much fun!!!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Suzuki said...

Hi guys!
I thought I would stop by to let you know that if you are lookin' fur love you should stop by my blog as my brother Scooby has started a new "business". Come by and check it out.
Big licks to you

Snowy and Crystal said...

awwee Aki,

Sorry to hear that you didn't get what you really wanted :(

We hope that the "brighten your day roses" and the "friendship award rose" that we passed to you in our latest post in our blog, will cheer you up :)

Please stop by our blog to collect them



Thor said...

Hi Aki!
Hope you are feeling much better now!
Hope you got better things next time.
Have a great week!