The good news if that Mom found an alternative to the dreaded lamp shade! I really needed it because the sight of that lamp shade made me run and HIDE! It was BAD! Anyway, Mom found this alternative -- it is a blow up collar similar to the kind of thing a child would wear swimmies ... It is much more user friendly than than the lampshade in that it is tolerable ... When Mom heard me licking furiously at midnight last night, my new, special collar went on and it will not come off until my stitches come OUT in 10 or so more days ...
All in all I am doing better ... Still not feeling myself, but these things take time, right?
Til Next Time Everydoggie,