Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dog Got It !

Dog Got it! No, Dad Got it!

I thought those presents were for Mati and I, but they weren't. I don't get it. Look at each of the cards below. Do you see one biped on any card? No, not a one! I think they are for us. An Authentic Patriots jersey, a Red Sox edition Monopoly, and a GPS Collar??? Hmmm, I'm not sure about that one, maybe it's for Dad so he doesn't get lost... but I'll play Red Sox Monopoly!

But anywho, Dad want's to thank Betsy, Lori, Hope, & Heather for the gifts and for a yummy lunch too (which by the way we didn't get any of...)

The shirts you saw on the last blog were from the "FL Couzins" - our Aunt Angela, John, and the catz Boots, Cutlass, and Minnie.

Well, at least I get to go for rides with Dad in the car a lot these days, even if I never get any presents at all ever. Well, there usually are Christmas presents, and sometimes Birthday presents too, the Easter presents, the occasional surprise present, but outside of that, never ever ever!

By the way, Mati is doing well - of course. And me? More hot spots. Just when we thought 60ml a day of Aloe was good...not to mention the bath, lotions etc...I got two more hot spots. I hate hot spots. I hate drinking aloe, oh, and I hate hot spots. Did I mention I hate hot spots? Dad's changing my food now. He says a home cooked or partial home cooked meal will help. He is looking at Timber Wolf Organic, Wellness, and Honest Kitchen foods. I hope he makes up his mind soon. I want a steak.

Well, that's all for now, Happy Sunday, Love "I hate hot spots" Rocky


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

So Rocky, how do you feel about hot spots? Woo, woo, just kidding. That stinks that none of the presents were for you. I think presents should only be for you and Mati!


Joe Stains said...

hot spots STINK, or so I hear! I hope you are feeling cooler soon. Those are some cool pressies, except that red sox game. hehe

Katherine and Pippa said...

Poooor poor poorly Rocky.

And not even a tiny present to make you feel better.

We will do paws crossed to send the nasty hot spots away. (What are hot spots???)


Mati said...

Hi Pippa Cutie, Mati here. I'm glad that you don't know what hot spots are, because that means you don't get them.

Hot spots is a generic term for an area on the body that is like a rash, where it gets ichy, sore, and can be hot to the touch making us quads bite or lick the area to soothe it. All the hair in that area falls out. Then it gets worse, the more you lick, the worse it gets. And this can happen in minutes - only a few licks and it becomes inflamed, and / or bleeds, then we have to lick more. Then it can become infected and usually does. It's a bad cirrle of events.

The key to getting past one is to not lick at all and let it pass. But if it's infected, then you need meds. To prevent that, Dad has to wash it with a Chlorehexidine based solution every day and keep it clean. Usually it passes in 4 to 5 days. Not this time. When you get a hot spot on the tail, it's very hard to heal. It takes time and because it's on the tail it's 1) easy to get to irregardless of a anti-bite collar, 2) bleeds easy because your tail hits everything when you wag it and 3) you wag your tail A LOT MORE because it bothers you... the way a cow or horse wags their tail to swat away flies. Doing this just makes the recently healed bleeding start all over again.

It's vicious and frustrating. Somehow it's transferred to humans because Dad keeps saying how he's pulling out his hair. Poor boys. Last time Rocky had one on the end of his tail, it took 21 weeks to heal. Dad nearly went insane. I wasn't here then, but I have heard the stories of how Dad kept yelling at Rocky every time he moved, trying to keep his tail still and following him around the house to hold his tail when going through door ways and such.

Hot spots are "hot issues" for Dad, which is why I wrote so much here. I hope they get better real real real soon.

Thanks Pippa, xoxoxo, Mati

Lorenza said...

Hi, Rocky!
Your Dad got nice presents! Too bad no one is for you or Mati! I don't know what are the hot spots but seems like they are not fun! Good vibes to make you feel better soon!
Have a good night

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

dad, may we suggest that you take Rocky off of any ingredient that he's had before and try a meat & a starch, like sweet potatoes and see how he does on that? That was the first step to see if food changes can help. We ended up taking our dear lost General off all grains and no beef becasue it turned out he was allergic. We ended up going to a raw diet after all of the food problems he had. It turne him around almost overnight! He had been chewing his feet raw & had very runny bowels all the time until the new diet - helped his HD too.

Randi said...

Hi Rocky...I get hot spots during July & August & had 2 of them this always freaks my mom out cuz she likes to keep my skin all nice & clean...she should have been born a kitty....but then I had to wear an AWFUL blue collar to keep myself from scratching...its somewhere on my blog...maybe August sometime..I looked like a sailor!

Hope you feel better soon Rocky..don't scratch..even though I KNOW you want to!

Love & Licks,

Katherine and Pippa said...

I have given you two the community blogger award.

Thanks for the info Mati. I do lick my fur a little bit - but all the fur doesn't fall out, and it doesn't bleed. Perhaps they are tepid spots?


The Husky in the Window said...

Hey you'all. Happy ThanksGiving. I got turkey yesterda. It was yummy. How are you'all feeling with this change in the weather?

Now your dad and all these presents. Wow!

Husky Hugs,MayaMarie

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Hi, Rocky and Mati! Pippa sent us to your blog--nice to meet you! Sorry to hear about your hot spots, Rocky. For what it's worth, we really like the Honest Kitchen; we eat Embark on occasion, and it's grain free. Anyway, we hope your hot spots go away soon. Hope you get some presents soon, too!

Jackson & Narra, the GSDs
and Tuchuck, the laid back border collie

Pacco de Mongrel said...

GPS collar?! r u kidding...?

that's d best gift ever...


Hi Rocky,
We hope that those stupid hot spots let up and leave you alone as they really seem to be bothering you. Did you work out who the GPS collar was for?
Jazz and Dixie

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
I miss you! I hope everything is ok.
Kisses and hugs


Hi Rocky and Mati,
How are you guys? Hope everything is ok with you.
Jazz and Dixie

The Army of Four said...

Hey you guys! Hope everything is OK - we haven't heard from you in a while!
Tail wags,

FL Couzins said...

Poor thing! We remember when our brother Thor (the dobie) had a hot spot on his leg. He was a real trooper, but we know he hated it too. Hang in there Rocky!