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Sick dog and his toy wear matching cones of shame

Zep is a 10-year-old dog who’s been battling cancer since he was 3 years old. His weakened immune system causes him to get sick often, so he wears his cone a lot. Zep’s mom, Amber Gerick, told the Dodo, “He doesn’t really get super bummed about wearing the cone, as he is kind of used to it.” To ease Zep’s cone of shame pain, Gerick decided to get him a toy that was also wearing a cone. The adorable pair are now twinning with their matching cones.

Zep is a big fan of toys. One of his favorites is Quackity the duck. He takes the stuffed toy wherever he goes. He’s also big on costumes. The sweet pup has dressed up as Harry Potter and had no shame rocking a bird costume complete with yellow feathers. Gerick said, “I love him so much it’s ridiculous. He just makes me smile every day, and I don't know what I would ever do without him.”