Fine Arts

More Than A Cone: Art Festival/Animal Welfare Fundraiser


Join me at the More Than A Cone event this Friday evening at The Autry in Los Angeles…


Cynthia and Marcy and Penelope Kitten are lazily lazing about this Labor Day weekend.

When suddenly…

Cynthia:  Oh. Oh. Oh! Marcy and Penelope! Check out this art festival/animal welfare fundraiser called More Than A Cone.




penelope kitten (perking up):  i luv a cone.

Cynthia:  It’s this Friday, September 11th, 7-11pm at The Autry in Los Angeles.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  i want a cone.

Cynthia:  The festival centers around that horrible cone you guys sometimes have to wear if you’re injured. It’s a very important medical device but is unfortunately known as the “cone of shame”.

More Than A Cone is a nonprofit that not only hopes to change the image of the cone but also “raise awareness about pet adoption, wellness, and recovery.”

penelope kittten:  my fave is vanilla.

Cynthia:  They commission artists to create art with the cone. The artists range from cartoonists, street graffiti artists, fashion designers, and more!

Then, they auction off the art and raise money for animal welfare.

penelope kitten:  but i’ll take mint too.

Cynthia (gushing):  This is so wonderful! What a neat-o idea.

penelope kitten:  if you have it.

Just then Marcy leaps out of the shadows, growling and hissing, and attacks the computer with the cone imagery on the screen.

Cynthia and Penelope watch in horror as Marcy pummels the computer.

Marcy (seething and out of breath):  I hate cones.

Cynthia:  So. Obviously, you will not be joining me at the More Than A Cone gala. Too bad. Judy Greer is the host.

penelope kitten:  i’ll go. i luv cones. and judy.

Cynthia:  Hmmm… there are going to be bands and lots of people. It may be a bit too much for you, Pkitty.

penelope kitten:  ok. i’ll eat my cone at home.

Cynthia (excitedly):  The suggested dress code is “summer cocktail.” What should I wear?

Marcy (still seething):  A cone. Around your neck.

penelope kitten:  two scoops with sprinkles please.



penelope kitten anticipating a cone


*Hi Lovely Readers! I will get to the event around 8/8:15. Let me know if you will be there so we can meet up!


Tickets $35 here. List of animal rescue recipients here.


The Autry (Los Angeles)


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  • Reply merrie September 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    LOL…you gotta love Pkitty…she sees everything through foodie lenses! So, why is it called the cone of shame? I’ve never had one for my pets.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 8, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      I think it’s called that from the animal’s point of view. They look so depressed when they are in one. So happy your cats never had to wear one!!
      Pkitty loves her food!

      i think about it all day. yummy.
      squeak,your pkitty

      • Reply merrie September 9, 2015 at 12:27 am

        Yea…they do always look sad in them.

        Hi P!

        • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 9, 2015 at 4:45 am

          hi hi.
          squeak, your pkitty

  • Reply Patty September 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Oh I wish I could go! It sounds really cool! Take pictures if you can. Now I want an ice cream cone ?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 8, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Me too! What kind? I could go for a mint chocolate chip in a sugar cone with chocolate sprinkles.

      • Reply Patty September 9, 2015 at 8:41 pm

        That’s my favorite!

  • Reply Vik September 8, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Nice event! Did Marcy ever have to wear a cone?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      No thank goodness! I always feel so bad for animals in cones but they really are a necessary medical device. How do you explain that to them though? Darn species misunderstandings!

  • Reply Big Momma September 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I thought it was called the cone of shame because the injured dog/cat was obsessively fussing with the wound and sabotaging the healing process. The cone was then applied and like a scarlet letter it shouted to the world “I am weak, I have no self-control.”

    Do you think those tattoos on the cone models were real?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 9, 2015 at 12:18 am

      You are probably right! Isn’t it strange how we anthropomorphize our pets?


      btw, those tattoos are certainly real! for sure!

  • Reply TheLadyK September 8, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    “Change the image of the cone” – HA!! That’s fantastic. Let’s get rid of those negative, shameful cone stereotypes! Be proud to wear one, kittehs! Let everyone know it’s ok that you can’t stop yourself from licking your stitches – it’s a natural response to having them. 🙂
    I love, love, love the art based on these cones! So cool… and creative!
    Is that monthly event you told me about? Or a one-time thing?
    Ice cream would be so amazing today. I either want soft serve vanilla with rainbow sprinkles, or cookie dough.
    PKitty, I will take you out for some if you’re willing to get on Spike’s old leash… ?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 9, 2015 at 12:20 am

      ok but im kinda scared of outside.
      squeak,penelope kitten

      No, this is a different festival. Same place, though! 🙂

  • Reply Liz September 11, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    This is why I love contemporary art. So resourceful, innovative, and downright fun. What a clever idea for a fundraiser. I’m sure no matter how their owners re-purpose the cones, there’s no way the pets want that “art” displayed anywhere in their home. haha What a taunting reminder of the suffering we could put them through if we so choose!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 11, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      I also love how all this art is so accessible nowadays. Wish you could go to the event with us!

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