Custom Cone

Thank you for sending good pug juju over to Sid. His eyelid healed up perfectly and the dental extractions have healed as well. It’s now been two weeks since his dental cleaning and eyelid surgery so it’s finally time to ditch the cone. Although I couldn’t resist just a few more pics of him in his cone, especially this one where he is sunbathing in his home-made “short cone”.


See, the standard cone is great when Sid’s at home but when we go on walks the extreme length of it gets in the way of his sniffing abilities – especially when he’s attempting to sniff the ground to do his business. I had immediately sensed his frustration and with a quick modification of a plastic salad container, came up with a solution. I guess when the cone manufacturers were creating the standard cone sizes, they didn’t take into account the inverse relation between the pug’s nick girth (huge) and snout length (practically zero).

His short cone even caused him to become a local celebrity when the staff at our local pet store couldn’t resist sharing a pic of him in this admittedly-hilarious contraption.


Well, rest assured, after his follow up appointment at the vet yesterday Sid is now comfortably cone-free and back to his usual shenanigans.

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4 Responses to “Custom Cone”

  1. avatar Noodles Says:

    Hi Sid
    I am glad your dental and eye thingy went well. I had a dental two weeks ago, if you recall, and a mast cell removed. Today I go to the vet to have the stitches removed. I did not have to wear a cone once I got home because (1) I’m a good girl and did not lick or bite the stitches and (2) I couldn’t reach that part of my leg if I tried #pugpaunchproblems.
    BY THE WAY, I am having a selfie contest and I think you should enter. There is a prize basket. It ends tomorrow night at midnight so THINK about it and ENTER it soon.
    Love Noodles

  2. avatar idaho pugranch Says:

    Dear Sid, how clever of your dad! we are glad that all healing went well and you are now cone free. We do have some really sad news to share – Bailey went to the Rainbow Bridge last week. His struggles had become so hard on him and he was so very tired. We sure are missing him
    Hazel & Mabel

  3. avatar Princess Leah Says:

    Dear Sid, I am so glad you are betters after your surgeries
    I’m impressed with your Dads workmanship, that cone of shame looks more like a posh Elizabethan ruff to me and you look an elegant gentleman!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. avatar Payton's mom Says:

    That sunbathing photo just might be my new favorite Sid shot! Glad you are healed.

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