After pricing out a few different models, I decided that maybe I should attempt to make one. I figured the hard plastic ones would just be trouble with a capital "T" for the blind hound and the soft, fabric ones were just really expensive. So I came home and, using stuff that I had on hand, constructed a soft cone with a flexible wire rim to keep the fabric from flopping over his eyes. (I make it sound like I just whipped it up, but with all the trial and error involved, it took me ALL DAY.) Although not perfect, I was pretty pleased with the results.
I threaded Ray's dog collar through the straps on the cone and strapped it onto the dog. I watched Ray climb up on his chair and curl himself into a miserable little ball, then went to take a shower. (There's a lot of sweat involved in thinking hard.)
|Sister Mary Ray|