. . . just ask Bailey.
He is having to wear what my friend calls the 'cone of shame'.
Not a bunch of fun.
He has only had to wear it once before (when he bit open the stitches from his 'little boy' procedure. . .), & for the first day, he pretty much was afraid to move at all. Giving me the, "but Mom, why?") look.
But after a couple of days. . .
. . . he's getting used to the addition to his daily rounds.
This time, he's having to wear it so that hopefully his leg can heal.
(You can maybe see the spot on his front left leg.)
He has a habit of licking & 'nibbling' it. That's why it looks so dark. . . the saliva turns his creamy coat darker, & his skin is actually much darker than his coat, so when it is exposed, it really stands out.
His groomer shaved the area for me the last time he was groomed, so that I could apply the ointment from the vet & then bandage it - so that he wouldn't lick it off. . .
. . . but this cute little stinker just started nibbling above the bandage, pushing it down & actually starting a new spot. (!)
So, . . . out came the 'cone of shame'.
His spot is getting much better & healing over, & I'm hoping that in the time he's wearing it (for almost 1 week now) he will lose the 'habit' of fussing with his leg.
In the 'mean-time', he's also been on a much more restricted diet - to check for allergies (in case they might also be involved.)
But for now. . . he's back to his cute sweet self.
. . . cone & all.