Bandit's happy because the cone has come off, for good this time. The area has healed up so well now that it no longer is the focus of his attention. We tried taking the cone off after he had worn it for 3-4 days, but he licked the area so much it turned red and raw, so back on went the cone. We're just as happy to get it off him as he is, as it didn't feel too good having it constantly rammed into our ankles. And since he follows me everywhere I go 24/7, my ankles are the most thankful.