There are few things in the world that are more dreaded than the Cone of Shame.
…Baths, the mail man, your five-year-old nephew, plastic bags…
The Cone of Shame is like no other. There is no escape. They literally cannot hide under their owner’s legs or the nearest chair. If they could then that would be an incredible feat. Instead they have to suffer the shame and embarrassment of us watching them try to do “normal” dog things. Sometimes, and only sometimes, we might just go ahead and Instagram their endeavors.
“Timeout” is a series photographed by Ty Foster and is dedicated to showing us the true emotions of a dog as it wears their plastic, upside-down dunce cap. His website describes the series as, “a series about those hardships that are associated with the cone of shame – emotionally and physically, from being a hindrance at food time, giving the cat a ‘teasing handicap’, and preventing the simplest pleasure of scratching behind your ear.
Take a look at these poor dogs as they fight the cone. The struggle is real.