At one point I even got a little bored with the whole thing.
There! Are you happy now?
The Duchess bought him two children's t-shirts and an elastic bandage, hoping to keep him protected while letting him be without the collar for awhile.
It only worked while he was laying still. As soon as he got up he screamed bloody murder and the Duchess took the t-shirts off. Poor Duchess was suffering almost as much as Mr. Higgins!
At the office she found a corner in the back that nobody uses and set up a pen for little Higgins. He slept most of the day, and when he wasn't sleeping he was pretty unhappy.