This lovely and lively puppy Labrador has, with fingers crossed, a future as a guide dog for a blind person.
At a point in his life as a puppy he had to be castrated.
The problem is that in order to keep the area of the operation clean, the dog has to be stopped from licking and gnawing at it. This would be the same for any operation on the dog. They have a tendency to stuff their snout down there. Since they are not the most hygienic of animals, infection can result.
So, what they do is stick this cone over the dog’s head for a week or so, to make it impossible for them to reach those parts they shouldn’t.
Anyway. This is Pope Francis. I’m unsure of the backstory on his situation…