Schnauzer in a Cone

As one of my human’s friends, Lisa, who is a veterinarian, says:

“It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.”

Well my adopted brother Mike has ended up in a cone (the official name is an “Elizabethan Collar”). We are not sure yet how long he has to wear it and I am trying my best not to make fun of him (I am really struggling…).

He has a situation going on with his hindquarters and he is not supposed to lick the area while it heals. I would provide you with more details but my humans are in the healthcare field and have taught me about Protected Health Information (PHI) and I do not want to violate Mike’s “PHI”.

(However for a couple of biscuits I would spill the beans).

Initially Mike fell into a “cone depression” and was moping about the house:


The “cone blues”

After a couple days in the cone, he has gotten used to it and is playing ball with it on (it gives the humans a nice target area to throw the ball to!) and has integrated it into his life:


Cone, no problem, I can still get the ball!


Mike happier now

The humans are having trouble keeping Mike’s beard clean as he gets everything stuck in his cone and his beard from playing ball. He always looks like he has been “on a bender” but it is just a temporary state.

I know about “karma” and about what “goes around, comes around”, so I will continue to not to make fun of him as I do not want to end up in a cone someday! Of course I am not sure about the humans, they might end up in cones as they keep coming up with new nicknames for Mike like “Cone Boy”!


9 thoughts on “Schnauzer in a Cone

  1. Gray Barn Designs says:

    Dear Sassy,
    I am sorry that Mike has to wear this cone of shame! I can’t imagine how he can sleep comfortably because we Schnauzers like to sleep curled up in a ball. Does he ever get a break…maybe under strict human supervision? I imagine you are jealous that Mike is getting lots of attention but please understand he needs lots of TLC even though he has PHI, LOL!

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    • tierneycreates says:

      He is getting a lot of attention to include special inside the cone kisses my female human is giving him! I am supposed to get most of the kisses so this is concerning me. He is off to the vet today to find out if he needs surgery for his PHI (which would mean longer in the cone). He found a way to sleep in a modifier curled up ball and he is still trying to cuddle the humans and they end up with the cone stuck in their underarms in the middle of the night!


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