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Lets be honest, if you have a dog or a cat or if you’ve even had the privilege of owning a cat or dog – most likely they have been to the vet and they’ve been banished to time out with the cone of shame. From a dog’s perspective the cone falls into the ‘items that should be banished to the depths of hell’ category, along with the vacuum, going to the vet and the mailman. The cone, unlike the previously listed items, is the only torture that lasts for a prolonged period, making a normal life infuriating and it‘s just down right embarrassing – not to mention that you can’t see anything besides what is in front of you. timeout is a series about those hardships that are associated with the cone of shame – emotionally and physically. From being a hinderance at food time, giving the cat a ‘torment handicap’, and preventing the simplest pleasure of scratching behind your ear. TIMEOUT showcases how dogs truly feel about the plastic prison that is the cone.

cone of shame project titled

cone of shame project titled
cone of shame project titled

The entire series can be viewed here

I was fortunate enough to work with two extremely talented women on this project:

Lona Walburn whom retouched the project

Natalya Zahn whom provided the illustration and typography

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[…] hardships that are associated with the cone of shame – emotionally and physically,” he writes. “From being a hinderance at food time, giving the cat a ‘torment handicap’, and […]

Michael Taub - May 5, 2015 - 9:53 pm

What a great concept and execution! Thank you.

My dog, Bear, had to endure a cone of shame this winter when he had a biopsy done on a growth. (Fortunately, it seems to have been both benign and completely encapsulated.) He hated his time in the cone. He especially hated it after he got his stitches out, and he licked the wound back open, and bought himself an extra two weeks in it. 🙁

The one frustration of his that he felt most keenly was how the cone would hinder his movement and access to places that were his: His crate, in particular was no longer his shelter and recluse, but a bitter reminder of just how careful he had to be navigating when he went anywhere. Time after time he’d try to go into his crate for some good sulking time, and I’d hear a “thump” and look over to see him standing by the doorway trying to figure out just what he’d done to deserve this abuse. (I will admit that I think he would exaggerate how difficult navigation was for him to make a point when he was being watched, but that doesn’t change the basic dynamic about it making normal things difficult.)

The other problem he’d had with the cone was what would happen when he was trying to play with a ball, and he would end up with the ball between his legs – where normally he could just bend down to pick it up. He’d bend down, the cone would encounter the ball, knock it back another foot or so, and he’d have to reposition himself, and try again. This recursion could go on until I took pity on him and grabbed the ball for him.

February was a very sad month here in Rochester.

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Ferguson talked him round making him stay on an extra season, but couldn’t prevent him from finally
giving to the lure of the most popular football club on the globe – Real Madrid.
The greatest earthquake risk in the United States other than the West Coast is down the New Madrid Fault.
A few blocks southwest we find the Plaza Mayor (following arches contributing to Calle Mayor).

Pocket Crops | March twenty fifteen

Pictures from the iPhone: bts of life


stitches in a hand

Carnage lounge

rescue pitbull bathing in the sun photographed on an iphone

Magic, best of both worlds and working hard at whatever it is he does all day.

rescue dog exploring the outdoors photographed on an iphone
blue buffalo advertising photographed on an iphone

Nothing like seeing your work enormous and all around your client’s office.

fine art animal print hanging on a gallery photographed on an iphone

some framed art of our Heritage animals

hasseblad 501c photographed on an iphone

looking through hasselblad photographed on an iphone

south norwalk at dusk photographed on an iphone
scooter covered in snow photographed on an iphone

First day of spring.

NYC early in the morning photographed on an iphone
10,000 feet up photographed on an iphone
roof dog photographed on an iphone

First day in Newport, CA we spotted this lover of life, surveying her dominion

sunset in newport beach california photographed on an iphone
laguna wilderness photographed on an iphone
portrait of stu hiking in laguna wilderness photographed on an iphone

My brother Stu, and his righteous facial bracken

laguna wilderness photographed on an iphone
sunrise in newport beach photographed on an iphone
eating a in and out burger in newport beach ca
newport beach photographed on an iphone
chilling photographed on an iphone
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broken down on the way to Las Vegas

The honest vehicle, overheating on the way to Vegas

Las Vegas photographed on an iphone
2015-03-27 17.09.34

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A portrait of a wolf | Arctic Wolf

Wolves, regardless of your stance on them are a very integral part of the ecosystem.  It’s easy to view them as the enemy, especially if you are a farmer, but they keep prey populations in check and, unlike hunters, whom only go after the strongest, most prized ‘trophy’ animals; wolves generally target the easy to kill prey, the sick and weak, leaving the strongest left to repopulate and carry on.  And while we are on the subject of the ‘enemy’, one could argue (successfully might I add) that Man poses a much larger, immediate  threat to every species on this planet; much larger than wolves pose to us.

But I digress, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing an Arctic Wolf named Atka.  Atka is an ambassador wolf and lives at the Wolf Conservation Center in New York.  He travels all around educating adults and children alike about the important role wolves play in the wild.  To learn more about the NY Wolf Conservation Center or how you can help, definitely check out their website or pay them a visit!

The rest of his portraits can be viewed here

Arctic Wolf Portrait
Arctic Wolf Portrait
Arctic Wolf Portrait

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