While I’ve heard “Cone of Shame” before I never really knew it until my sweet Izzy had to wear it.
Izzy is 11 months old and last year at this time I had to put my dog Thomas to sleep. He did everything with me and when I was outside he was by my side. I was devastated. We were away visiting family in Pennsylvania for much of June and came home on the 5th of July. We were floored to find 2 brand new kittens in our barn. Oli the feral cat who we thought was a boy was obviously a gal. You can read more about that story here….Our Family Came Home To Kittens
Izzy and her sister had to be cared for day and night and to our surprise survived. Izzy is my love, she didn’t replace Thomas but she filled a very empty space. Yesterday, I was playing with her. She’s a thief and some things she’s allowed to keep some things not. She had however, taken my last hair tie. I was headed to the bathroom and saw that she had left one on the floor and quickly shut the door to grab the hair tie.
When I did I got her tail in the hing and about 2″ was gone. I don’t know who was more horrified, her or me. We quickly drove to the vet who said her tail had to be amputated another 4″ up. This morning we went to get her and they said she’s very shamed wearing the cone. They said she’s upset about her tail too but who wouldn’t be?
While her tail is shorter I’m so glad she’s going to be ok and I feel terrible. She’s trying to get in good with her mom and brother again who seem to be having a bit of a hissy fit (literally).