Cones of Shame, Pet Lampshades and Elizabethan Ruffs may look a little (OK, a lot) awkward but give these pets and their owners credit for making the best of an eye-conic situation.     

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

 

1) Cat Collared

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

It's tough to shame a wily tomcat, and Marty here is as tough as they come. See how he appears to dare the other, un-coned cat to comment on his predicament? Ol' Marty has yet another trick up his furry sleeve, having found a way to invert his soft fabric cone into NFL (Nyan Furball League)-spec shoulder pads. He's a lock for the Panthers' o-line. (cone of shame images above via Kaitlin)   

 

2) Twilight of the Dogs

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

Think pink? Well, what else can one think of when your field of vision is bordered with a lurid magenta horizon 24-7. “She was agile enough to get around the fabric cone of shame,” explains photographer Calsidyrose of her Miniature Pinscher, “so had to wear the extra-humiliating pink cone of shame. At least it had sparkles.” Now that's what we call looking on the bright side! (cone of shame image above via Calsidyrose)

 

3) Cataconic

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

Parabolic cones may enhance the receiving power of radio telescopes and radar installations but did anyone stop to consider the side-effects when down-scaled versions are fastened around your pet's head? The frazzled-looking kitteh above appears to have received word of an alien invasion... from a planet of dogs. (cone of shame image above via Pat Cullen)

 

4) Olive & Well

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

Life got you on the rocks? Cone of shame driving you to drink with difficulty? Go with the flow and raise your glass – and raise the bar for creative pet lampshades with this cheers-ful martini mod! Hmm, hope that olive won't pop his or her eye. (cone of shame image above via Dawn Endico)

 

5) Ready For My Close-Up

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

Cone of shames (cones of shame?) aren't exactly flattering so if one must wear the obtuse device, might as well try to look as pitiably cute as possible. This serves to lure the nearest human – any one of 'em will do – within range of those non-cone-shielded claws. Muah-hah-hah! (cone of shame image above via luke)

 

6) Solar Pawer

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

Like the sun coming out after the storm has passed, a grinning pup banishes the shade cast by its oversized pet lampshade. This creative mod was meant to evoke the Sun Baby from The Teletubbies as Halloween costume but we see no reason not to “treat” everyone to a smile any day of the year. (cone of shame image above via Eric Sonstroem  

 

7) Conezilla

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

Have we reached Peak Cone? We do believe we have – any more cone and you'll be wondering where's the ice cream. Just one question: what the heck did this cat do to itself that requires a cone of shame large enough to protect its entire body, tail included? (cone of shame image above via CaptMikey9)

 

8) They See Me Cone'n

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

Wee paws for station identification, since this pink-puppy-paw-print cone of shame rocked by a proudly prancing pooch would cause anyone to applaud. The paw-patterned cone isn't even really that shameful... unless, of course, it's being worn by a cat. (cone of shame image above via Bruce Stokes)

 

9) Plate DOH

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

When Elizabethan Ruffs just aren't shameful enough, it's time to get out the Pie Plate of Penance! At least this nice yellow one matches her eyes... hey, we're trying to be positive here. (cone of shame image above via k8)

 

10) Drowning Your Sorrows

The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame

When folks mock your pet for its cone of shame, it's hard for pet owners not to sympathize. At least humans can salve the burn with “Yard Dog”, an Australian wine featuring a cone-stricted pooch. No such similar relief is in store for the actual cone-wearer, however – life can be unfair sometimes. (cone of shame image above via Francis Storr)

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