“He has had to deal with a lot in his life, the poor boy,” Amber Gerick, Zep’s mom, told The Dodo. “He gets sick quite easily. The most common thing he gets is dog dermatitis. He will be fine one minute, and covered the next. He doesn't really get super bummed about wearing the cone, as he is kind of used to it.”
With all of the sicknesses and procedures Zep has had to endure, he’s pretty much a pro at wearing the cone of shame by now. He never fights it, and while he doesn’t exactly love it, at this point, he knows how to cope with it.