Hero came home from Wally's Friends today where he spent the night after being, uh, "tutored" shall we say? (Just in case he's listening and feeling a little sensitive in more ways than one!) The clinic gave strict instructions not to let him lick the incision. Good luck with that! In my excitement to see Hero, I forgot to buy a $5 cone from them. Big mistake! No sooner did Hero get inside, but he started to lick. My idea of a muzzle made out of a sock was full of holes. So I grabbed the trusty duct tape and made a temporary (non-sticky-to-fur) muzzle so I could run out to feed my complaining barn crew. And there in the barn I found, ta da!--an empty horse supplement bucket. A hole in the bottom, several rounds of reinforcing duct tape, and voila! Cone-head dog becomes Bucket-head dog! Somehow I don't think Hero appreciates my ingenuity. What do you think?