Yes, sweet little EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer, is wearing The Cone of Shame once again due to a slight ‘ouchie’ on her muzzle that needs to heal. I’ve made up some things to do to pass the time while she is in this contraption. These are games she and I can play (well, sort of) that will keep her occupied and me in hysterics (I know…this is going to come back to haunt me some day).
For example, EmmaLou loves to play with her toys. Fetch is especially fun while she’s wearing the Cone. It works like this… I pick up one of her toys. EmmaLou races over to me. I throw the toy behind her. She spins around and smacks whatever piece of furniture is there with her Cone. I fall on floor in hysterics. She manages to get to the toy, bends down, puts the Cone over it like a giant Hoover and scarfs it up. I laugh harder. Then we repeat.
Another fun game takes place at the kitchen table. EmmaLou loves to join Devoted Spouse and me for a meal. We eat and she sits there and looks particularly pathetic in hopes we will toss a morsel her way. Wearing the Cone makes meal time so much more fun. EmmaLou will place herself between my chair and Devoted Spouse’s (note this is a round table). While she’s looking toward Devoted Spouse, I’ll quietly reach around her and tap on her Cone. She flips her head around and looks for what touched her Cone. I shoot milk out of my nose and fall into fits of manic laughter. Again, repeat as necessary.
Here’s a great one that anyone can play. While EmmaLou is on the couch, reach inside the cone and tickle her ear. Then sit back and prepare to be highly amused as she tries in vain to scratch the ear and ends up only scratching the Cone. A fun time for all!
I have more, but you get the idea. EmmaLou chewed one of my books the other day. Can’t imagine why…sigh…