When Jackson was young, we had him neutered and his dewclaws removed (they grew funny and were causing problems). A day or two after his surgeries we took him to Petland, to get something for him. I was carrying him around with his cone on and his front legs all bandaged when a family came up to me and asked me what had happened. I told them that he had tried to commit suicide, and that was why he was all bandaged up. I waited for them to say "really?" or "no way", but they completely believed me!!! I heard them later discussing how sad it was with some other customers as I walked around the store.