The E-collar is:
A) snowflake collection device
B) crop circle creation apparatus for snow-going canines
C) cruel and unusual punishment visited upon totally innocent puppy for absolutely no good reason (someone call the ASPCA, please!)
D) show shovel and retention bowl intended to be filled to the brim via scooting-shoveling technique until such a time as only giant beautiful nose is visible
E) All of the above!