What brought this to mind was that our cat, Pug, who recently had surgery, is now experiencing his own sort of cowboy boots phenomenon. His cowboy boots? Well, it's his cone of shame. When it's off, that precious cat runs around (in spite of the fact that the skin/muscle/almost to the bone injury was repaired only days ago...Pug's Injury Story Link) like his super happy crazy self. But, when you put the cone on him, he is practically paralyzed. He will slowly lower himself to the floor/bed/couch, whatever he's on, and then stay there. For many hours! After wearing it for four days now, he's finally able to walk a few feet in between freaky lie down episodes.
So, my calming recommendations for toddlers and cats...give the cowboy boots and cones a try!
Thanks for "liking" my blog posts!!