Cat in a Cone

My cat is in a cone.


His name is Steeger, he’s six months old and he just got neutered.

I know they call it “the cone of shame,” but I don’t get that.
Shameful? No. Hilarious? Yes!

At first he dragged the edge on the ground which was basically keeping him from going anywhere. Then he realized he had to keep his head up. Now he bobs like Vinnie Barbarino when he walks.

So funny.

conetable copy

He’s a good cat. Kitten, I guess.
Short hair which is much smarter for this family.
He’s very attentive and loving and gets on well with the dogs.
And he’s a pretty good sport about the cone.

He continues to groom himself.
Stretching into yoga-envy poses, he licks and licks, then shifts position and licks some more. He has to know his tongue is not on fur, that it’s plastic he’s tasting, but he’s dedicated.

He even tries to play with his bottle caps on the kitchen floor. They’re much harder to keep track of and occasionally I hear the cone as he runs into a cabinet.

I can tell what room he is in by what he’s knocking over.
Poor fella has no depth perception or peripheral vision.
Or maybe he’s taking his cone shame out on my stuff.

I tossed him a treat. Cats don’t catch.
It fell into the cone. He spent a full minute trying to get it.
(Just imagine the cuteness of this cat rotating his head every which way with a CONE ON! I’m sure he felt adorable.)
Finally, he figured out all he had to do was lean down and the treat slid to the floor.
Or maybe he dropped his head in disgust at the woman who torments him so.
Either way, he got the treat, so SCORE!


The cone comes off today.
Now, what will I do for entertainment?


(hee, hee)

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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4 Responses to Cat in a Cone

  1. Chris says:

    Poor Steeger!

  2. Kathleen Miller says:

    Very cute blog! And kitty! We are about to Denver. Plan to be home tomorrow afternoon. Where did the kids find their home? Did it pass inspection?

    Sent from my iPhone:KMiller


  3. Mary Lib Skerkoske says:

    Sticks with dogs…the kind that don’t need to be “coned.” Well written and cute even yhough it is about cats! ♡ , Your 5th grade teacher

    • Oh, Ms. Sker, I hear ya’! I am a dog person, too! (We have three corgis.) That said, this is the first cat I’ve had that has made me think maybe they’re not all demons sent from below to suck out your soul! lol

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