I'm a big ice hockey fan and I've taught Rob to enjoy the game, too. The National Hockey League is currently in the midst of it's Stanley Cup playoffs and we've been watching games every night. It's heaven! A term used in hockey is the 'hat trick'. It means that one player has scored three or more goals in one game. Several other sports also use the term, but it always means three of something.
Bialey's cyst did explode as we suspected, but it's mostly good news. It may have destroyed itself and not come back again. If it does start to grow back in a few weeks we'll have it removed. She'll take antibiotics for a few days to fight the inflammation but doesn't need to wear the cone any longer. Licking the area won't hurt it and may help it finish draining.
With three dogs in plastic cones at once we think we may be in competition for the record number of cone heads in one household. A warning to Fudge, he's now the only canine member of the family to never wear a cone of shame.