So we had the dog spayed... because of this we've temporarily renamed her "cone dog". here's a picture:
I really wish the cone could come off, because she runs around and runs into things with it, it gets dirty when she's digging around outside and its hard to pet her when she's being nice. she also can't hold her own bones to chew.
on the other hand, if you walk around the house yelling "cone dog, cone dog, cone dog!" she gets excited, jumps on you and you have to deal with her licking your face.
Here's what she looks like normally when she's hiking up near keystone in Colorado:
kind of a yuppie dog, I know, but she's pretty great. here's what she looked like when she was a wee lassie: