Timeout Photo Collection Captures Dogs’ Lament To The Cone Of Shame

How can a thin sheet of plastic cause so much humiliation (and laughter)? Take a closer look at the struggle through the lens of photographer Ty Foster.


Better known as the “Cone of Shame,” “Lamp Shade,” or “Pet Cone,” the plastic Elizabethan collar has been annoying dogs and entertaining humans for countless years.


I even knew a guy who recycled his dog’s cone and used it for a Halloween costume. After pulling it around his neck, he poured in some nacho chips and walked around the party with a jar of salsa. Not many people sampled his questionable snack. Ick!


Enough of that… let’s get back to dogs versus the cone of shame.


But the cone does make for some interesting pictures. Take photographer Ty Foster’s latest project, titled “Timeout.” This wonderful collection of photos captures dogs in all their shame… while wearing the cone of shame.


Foster sees his Timeout series as a way of expressing a dog’s angst while in the torturous grip of this medical device. The smallest pleasures – licking your own junk, eating nom noms off the floor, and sniffing another dog’s butt – are denied while detained in the cone of shame. You’ll feel their pain… while stifling a giggle.


Check out the entire Timeout collection on Ty Foster’s website.


[Source: PetaPixel]

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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