When you see a dog wearing a cone, it could only mean one of two things. One is that they’re wearing one to prevent them from licking at their body or scratching their head or neck while wounds or injuries are in the process of healing. It can also be used to keep them from being bad. Yes, sadly, if a dog has been a bad boy or girl and bit someone, they’ll probably get one of these put on until they’re retrained to not harm anyone. But for the most part, dogs that wear these usually get to model these truncated cones because they’ve just been neutered. It’s shameful, we know. But one person is turning these cones into something a little more fashion forward and fun.Most of the time, they look sad, as if they’re ashamed of what’s been done to them, but an artist who also works at an animal shelter turned these cones of shame into cones of fame, and we have to admit, this pooch is looking like a movie star.
She noticed the dogs wearing one of these cones of shame and looking very sad, making their chances of being adopted slim to none versus happier dogs. So she got a little creative and did something to increase their odds.
In the process, she also did these dogs a solid by creating cones that turned dogs like these into real fashionistas.
The stringy cone is one of many that Einbender came up with for her project “Cones of Fame,” and in the process she’s helped many of these adorable dogs find homes.
The reason why the cones are associated with shame is because the dogs looked so sad in their cones. So Einbender wanted to empower the dogs while educating people on the importance of sterilizing animals. Looks like this pooch won’t be biting anything with all those flowers and butterflies around its neck.
But in order to do that, she had to put her project in motion to by using bright colors and fun patterns to decorate the cones, so when people saw them, they’d smile and laugh.
She spent $200 on brightly colored pom-poms, butterflies, gemstones, fake flowers and even multi-colored feathers to give dogs like this one a unique look. Hmm… sounds like the Native American Chief look is so in.
So Einbender gathered a couple of “One Tail At A Time” rescue volunteers to lend a hand with decorating the cones together to make the dogs stand out and feel special. What can we say? She’s all heart.
After the old, boring cones are replaced with Einbender’s fancy looking alternatives, she treats each dog to an adorable photo shoot. “Some dogs smile and pose; it’s super cute,” added Einbender.
It also showcases their unique personalities, which makes you wonder what this dog did to deserve being showcased as a trash bin with cardboard paper, aluminum, and two beer cans. Maybe he was just a naughty boy.