Everyone know who Jim Carey is? For those of you who don't...he is the zany actor who I so adore - my favorite funny man! A line from one of his movies (my favorite - "The Mask") is, "Somebody STOP me!" Well, my head is twirling around, just like his does in this hilarious movie! Why? Oh, I don't know...because I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off with this-that-and the other....Physical therapy appointments for me, Duhgall's vet appointments and then the cherry on the week was a wee hour emergency room trip for my youngest son - at 2 AM this morning....yawn!!! End result is that he has tonsillitis that is accompanied with a nasty headache and back pain. Our worry was meningitis - but thank God it wasn't that. Okay, I will quit with the pity party and go on with this post....
Little Doogie update: Trip to a new vet (an allergy specialist) this AM revealed that he may be allergic to the yeast that his body has. Ok, what do you do about that? Did you know that us two legged creatures can be allergic to the yeast that we all have on our body? That was news to me. And no, this is nothing like the yeast infections that women can get ( I know, gross) but it is just the natural yeast that our bodies have.
My honest intentions of blogging was really to be about domestic things - decorating, recipes, antiques..you know, the fun girly things. BUT, because I am learning all about my little Scotty, I thought it would be beneficial to share our journey in hope that it may benefit those who have a Canine member in their family. What better way to share things than blogging? Ok want to hear another thing that I call a "drop in the lap" moment? (like Oprah's Ah-Ha moment). Well, as I was walking into the vet this AM, there was a lady walking out and she stopped at her car before getting into it. I made eye contact with her and she said, "I have a Scotty." So, of course, I had to ask where she got it. She bought her dog from the same breeder as me and she told me that he was born on St. Patrick's Day. Ok, chills up my spine... I told her that that was my dog's birthday and come to find out, she has Doog's brother! And, what is even more strange is that the dog she got is the one that I was really thinking about getting!! He is a Wheaten Scotty and he was the biggest pup in the breed. But, I didn't pick him because I had my heart set on a black Scotty...hence Doogs. Now come on, is this weird or what?!!! Come to find out, he licks his paws, like his little brother - so we will be in touch and sharing what the bro's are going through.
What I really want to tell everyone is that the entire time we have been going to our vet - and trust me, I don't want to disrespect them at all - but they never did a culture on my dog's feet. Now, keep in mind, the reason we went was because of the incessant licking and the skin in between the paws was red and irritated looking. The vet that we saw today swabbed his paw with a slide and viewed it under a microscope. That is when she found the yeast. SO, if this ever happens to you, see if your vet can do a culture test to find out what EXACTLY it is that your pet HAS before prescribing meds. I am not an expert in this, but this is just what I am learning along the way - and perhaps it can be of benefit to you. Oh, before I forget, Doogs is on a special diet of pork and potatoes. Nothing else! This has to be for an entire month. This will rule out if it is a food allergy or environmental. Dogs typically don't have allergies to pork because it is not a food that is relatively put into dog food products. (more new news to me).
~~~Ok, are y'all still with me? Has anyone started decorating for Christmas yet? Not me, I just can't pull myself to even venture down that path yet. Although, Jennifer's contest does seem rather tempting. Not that I have any drop-dead, over the top decorating up my sleeves. But, here is a picture of the Santa that I recently bought. Each year I buy a new Santa for my collection and then put the date on the bottom. I was also playing around with lights on the mantle and decided that I didn't like it. Pictured is also an old chalk ware Madonna that I recently picked bought from a friend. She is so pretty!!
For those of you who may not have read the Nov. 11th post, there is a little giveaway there. You have to leave a comment on that day to enter to win. I will announce the winner some time on Saturday.
Smiles to everyone!!!