A dog’s hilarious reaction to wearing a cone has the internet laughing as its owner called her pet “so dramatic”.
Courtney Jayne shared a video of her dog Leo on her TikTok account @ccourtneyjayne after he was forced to wear an Elizabeth cone, also known as a pubic cone.
Jayne, who is believed to be based in Australia, captioned the now-viral clip, “Am I the drama?”
In the video, she explains that it’s Leo’s arrival time as he dons the hat, as the on-screen text says, “POV: Your dog wears a cone for the first time and forgets how to move. Omg he’s so dramatic he won’t even move.”
Jayne talks to Leo in the background while holding the rim of the cone and says, “Look, you can put your head up.”
And as he stands on a table leg, she says, “You’re not stuck, you just have to go backwards and come back forward, what do you do.”
Purina, a pet food website, explained why dogs wear the cone, saying, “It’s likely that your dog will need to wear a cone at some point in his life, whether it’s after being neutered or spayed, or because of an injury.”
“No dog likes to wear the hard plastic collar that resembles a lampshade, and you may have even heard it called the ‘cone of shame.'”
Dogs tend to lick everything, which can cause problems when recovering from surgery.
“Dogs licking a wound is an instinctive response and many will be constantly concerned about what is causing further problems and possible infection as the wound remains moist – which is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria,” the website reads.
And they explained that it takes its name from the collars typically worn by high society in Elizabethan-era Britain
The video, which can be seen here, received over 4.9 million views and more than 420,000 likes.
Numerous people found the clip hilarious, with TeddyToks writing, “He hasn’t forgotten, he’s just embarrassed. It’s called a pubic cone for a reason.”
Nikki Ellen25 joked, “I think you might have to turn it off and then turn it back on.”
Secretonions thought, “He took ‘Schandkegel’ literally.”
While CWatts0287 added, “I have a feeling they’re doing it on purpose to get you to take it off.”
Jayne herself referred to the collar by its informal name as she shared a follow-up video of Leo moving away from the plastic.
“The Cone of Shame Part 2,” she captioned it, adding in the comments, “It’s VERY dramatic.”
In other clips, Jayne opened up about her pet, saying: “He came from a rescue but we were told he’s Mastiff x Sharpei x Staffy. He prefers to identify himself as a good boi.”
While another video revealed more about Leo as she wrote: “Essentially homeless. Mongrel mutt found in crack house. Trained himself. Loves other dogs. loves all people don’t bark Always happy. Always obedient.
“Been to the vet twice in my life. Can walk off leash. Perfect memory. Eat anything. Just happy to be here.”
news week has reached out to Jayne and Purina for comment.
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