On March 3, our nine month old boy AL-E, an English Cocker Spaniel went for a minor operation (castration). The surgery went smoothly but the healing part is where the real work starts.
After the surgery, we requested the doc to fit AL-E with an Elizabeth Collar (also referred to as an E. Collar. I personally like to refer it to a 'lamp shade'). Our puppy thinks he is a cat and tends to imitate the licking habits that a feline does (especially concerning his private parts). Licking happens to be one of AL-E favorite past time (during the day or night)...sigh! Mind you, AL-E gets all the exercise (walk on the beach twice a day and he roams around the house with his acrobatic antics 24/7. He is a VERY VERY active dog.
Well, the minute the general anesthetic wore off (after the surgery), our boy started to lick, even with his E. Collar (AL-E was initially fixed with a small size E. Collar). The doc changed his E. Collar to a medium size.
Well, AL-E got wear his E. Collar 24/7 for the next 2 weeks - until his wound is completely healed and the sticthes removed.
So, I have been taking lots of pictures and video of his clumsy antics wearing an E.Collar.
Welcome aboard Mr. AL-E Zabeth (Note to AL-E: Just kidding AL-E, if only you can read what mommy has pen down in this blog. Perhaps one day you may laugh at your own antics when replayed...just maybe. But right now, I understand you are uncomfortable but the E. Collar is so very necessary for your own well being AL-E.)