I did it - I found out a way to get the lamp shade off by running myself into some corners! The release was probably one of the sweetest moments of my life - take that doofus owner! I decided that I wasn't going to wear that darn thing anymore and then I went to work. Anyone or anything that was in my way - be it animal, vegetable, or mineral was not spared my wrath. I even almost knocked the small human boy over along with a teenage visitor during my rampage. Unfortunately, my victory was short lived. The village idiot owner came home soon afterwards and put the contraption right back on me - this time adding more banding for good measure. I also received some of the ole stink eye as well. Oh well, the short lived freedom was well worth it. Have a good night folks!