An Alternative to the “Cone of Shame”

This morning on our walk, Darling Doggie Dallas and I passed a puppy wearing the “Cone of Shame.”

For those unfamiliar with this device, it’s basically a lampshade attached to the animal’s collar to prevent it from licking wounds. In this case, it was being worn in the aftermath of neutering surgery.

“How’s he doing with that?” I asked the dog’s owner.

“Not too bad,” he said. “He doesn’t seem to mind it too much, really.”

That wasn’t the case with my Sheltie.

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