Here by popular demand is a photograph depicting Tasha's latest indignity: her "E-Collar." The tiny Elizabethan Collar was provided by our vet to prevent Tasha from worsening her skin condition through excessive biting and scratching; we hope it will help her heal. We remove the collar twice a day to allow a little freedom and normal grooming. The cat seems to be able to eat and drink without restrictions but it causes a little shuffle in her step as she walks. We know the collar is inverted from the way such things are usually employed but it remains effective against the cat's self-inflicted bites and scratches around her head and neck. I've tried to convince She Who Must Be Obeyed that the collar is also inside-out but She remains adamant. Tasha has pretty much resigned herself to wearing the thing though is none too happy about it. It's called a collar but doesn't it look more like a tiny cape?