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Rough week for us and Mommy!

August 4th 2012 5:37 pm
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Boy, did we have a yucky week! First of all, it was very very hot for Newfoundland, today it felt like 36 C/96 F - which is WAY TOO hot for pups here in Newfoundland who are not used to it! See it wouldn't be so bad except houses here generally don't have air conditioning, just air exchange or fans. So, we've been wearing our cooling kerchiefs (Mommy puts them in the freezer to get nice and cold). Mommy likes heat but not humidity, and this humidity is BRUTAL.

The humidity tends to cause hot spots for Izzy, and she was doing SO good, but of course, last night, after one of the muggiest days of the year, Mommy came home to see Izzy's face bleeding, full of pus, and a big circle with the hair torn out. Besides freaking out, Mommy feels so bad, because maybe she would have seen her scratching had she stayed home instead of going out for the night. :( Anyway, we had the cleansing solution from last time Izzy had one, so Mommy cleaned her up really good, and put on the antibiotic cream, and then the dreaded cone of shame. Poor Izzy. Mommy is just trying to keep it from getting infected, so we don't have to go to the vet, because it feels like we live there. :(

Which leads us to Rudy. Rudy went and got bitten by some weird insect, likely a spider. Although Mommy didn't know that at the time, and freaked out. It was a big red circle with a dot in the centre. It looked (from trust internet pictures) like ringworm, or a tic bite. Mommy and Mama both freaked, and decided Rudy had to see the vet. She wasn't scratching the bite, but trying to lick it (rather unsuccessfully). Anyway, Mommy took Rudy to the vet, and the vet looked at it for about 30 seconds before deciding it was a bite, and it was Rudy's intense allergies that made it look so bad. 12 hours later and you could barely see it. Thank DOG the nice vet didn't charge for that visit.

So, hot spots, insect bites, holy humidity, and on top of that, Mommy had to submit an article for publication (the deadline was this week), so it was a rather stressful week. Mommy says it's a good thing she doesn't drink or she would be an alcoholic! Although, come to think of it, a bodka dwip would not go astray!!!
love Rudy and Izzy's Mommy Sarah

Barked by: Lulu (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2012 at 5:56 pm

My mom says your mom should start drinking!
Barked by: Isabella (Izzy) (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2012 at 6:05 pm

BOL Lulu!
Barked by: HarleyDavidson THD, CGC (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2012 at 6:07 pm

HD shakes his head! Wow, you really did have a not so great week. Glad that Rudy doesn't have a tic or ringworm. Sending lots of POTP for both Izzy and Rudy and a BIG OL' BODKA DRIP FOR MOMMY SARAH.
Barked by: Jelly (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2012 at 6:43 pm

You did have a bad week and hopefully next week will be better. We totally can related to the no air conditioning. When we lived in Winnipeg almost everyone had air conditioning so Mommy and I were used to living with air conditioning. In Thunder Bay there isn't many houses that have air conditioning. Mostly we don't need it because it gets so cool at night but there were a couple of days it would have been nice. The humidity is the worst. Mommy has been looking at dehumidifiers.
Barked by: Freckles Specials (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2012 at 9:40 pm

Humidity really stinks, thats what growlmy says, too. Hope your not nice weather gets better, and come to think of it we hope ours does too, BOL!

I sure hope all those issues clear up...or there will have to be a shipment of those bodka-dwips going out to your den in NFLD...
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

August 5th 2012 at 4:13 am

Try to stay cool!
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

August 5th 2012 at 7:52 am

A real tough week.

We hope that the hot spot and bite heal quickly. We're sending POTP.

We know that such heat isn't normal for The Rock at all. Stay cool!!
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

August 6th 2012 at 6:52 am

Wow you did have a not so good week! POTP to you all. Hope the weather breaks and you are all better quickly.


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