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an impromptu doggie diy -or- surviving the cone of shame

April 5, 2012

Our poor Trudy girl is feeling completely demoralized after a visit to the vet yesterday and subsequent adornment of the “cone of shame.”  After bringing her home I quickly realized that her elevated dog dish set up would not be compatible with her new fashion statement because they fit side by side into a built-in framework.  Putting the dishes directly on the ground didn’t work either as I found her standing with her cone planted over the top of her dish like an Indian teepee with her head stuck way up in the rafters (do teepees have rafters?)  Anyway, this pedestal dish making “puppy mommy” came to the rescue when inspiration struck. 

I remembered two mismatched bowls and two cake pans that I had put in a box for a future yard sale.  Turning the bowls upside down and gluing the pans (using 5 minute epoxy) to them I had instant pedestal dog dishes that Trudy could easily eat out of from the privacy of her own portable dining cabana. 














That’s what we are calling it now “the dining cabana” it sounds so much better than cone of shame.

Has your dog had to wear the cone?  What was your solution to the dining problem?  Have you ever seen the movie UP! ?  One of my fave kid movies ever!

Thanks for stopping by!  Sandy

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Grace permalink
    April 6, 2012 4:49 am

    Poor Trudy! She’s so blessed to have such a smart and creative mommy!

  2. Patti permalink
    April 6, 2012 5:56 pm

    Great idea Sandy, hope Trudy is on the mend.

    • Sandy permalink*
      April 6, 2012 6:59 pm

      Thank you. She is feeling a bit better today. More herself. Hope Thor is doing well too. Poor guy!

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