Mama Speaks-Gremlins Have Stolen the Comments! (And “The Tale of the Tail”)
Where the FLIP did the comments on the previous blog go??! I was fixin to comment on Kelly’s “writers block” and ask her if “writers block was catching (cuz I think I got it too!)…when I noticed that all of the “reply” buttons were gone.., so, here is a new blog to just comment away on!
The heat is awful here…and papa and his blood thinners and mama with her hot flashes are gonna be the death of one of us!
Health report from down south…Thursday I get my new left eye…just the cataract removal and new IOL..easy-peasy!
THE TALE OF THE TAIL
Boo report…when we returned home from Alaska last September, Boo had Itchy Butt….He had never had IB (itchy butt) before we left was because we don’t have a yard, so he never had the chance to spend extended periods out in the heat and humidity,,,(or just sit in the wet grass)…but…at the Dog Sitters home…he could go in and out whenever he wanted…so was outside all the time!
Frenchies are born with a little “nub” of a tail (rarely longer than your little finger)…Boo’s tail is even shorter than normal…in fact, it is almost an “inny” instead of an “outie”…it is surrounded by fur, and butt muscles…and doesn’t stick out very far…as a result…it seems to always be “moist” now…and all us girls know about what can happen to warm, furry, moist places…
Boo is too short and chubby to actually reach his tail to bite at the itch…so he must resort to a rather cute move that we call “the Boo Boogie”…we didn’t know at first what he was doing and why…we thought he was just entertaining us…but…one day, just looking, I discovered a big area, under his tail that was all red and itchy looking…
I’d heard so many times from the vet to use baby aspirin, or Benadryl …you know, human medications,,,that my first thought on a Saturday afternoon was…”Well, get the Vagisil”…..my poor husband laughs at some of my exploits…but putting a “feminine hygiene product” on our male dog’s tail was just too much for his sensibilities! But…it stopped the itching, for a few hours anyway!
Monday morning, I took Boo to the vet…they weighed him and did all the doodah that the vet does. When the Doctor came in, I explained about Itchy Butt anf using the Vagisil…I noticed that the Vet assistant was trying not to laugh! So, they took Boo back to the back room again,,,and I waited a few minutes…and then I hear the loudest laughter….when the assistant brought Boo back to the room, I noticed that she looked like she had just had a good laugh at the woman who had put Vagisil on her dogs butt!!
Anyway…the doc said “yes, he has a yeast infection….” And she gave him a shot and some medicine…his little IB got better for a month,,,or so…and he started doing the Boogie again,,,back to the vet…who says…”it’s a bacterial infection”. (How many of us have cured one thing,,,just to get something else?). So, back home with a prescription for antibiotics….which worked for a while….
Since September, I’ve accumulated 12 bottles of medications…(have I confessed I’m a hoarder?) anyway…Poor Boo…we take ALL sorts of precautions…always wiping his butt after he “does business” …using unscented baby wipes…being sure to wipe AWAY from his tail, so that no “nasty” gets underneath in that hot, moist, furry area…every other day, we use a special wipe all around his tail, then use a special powder to keep it dry…
So…he was doing the Boogie again last week…Papa said “I made an appointment at the exotic animal hospital for Boo, I’m worried…” So, we get to the Exotic Animal Hospital…and they recommend a surgery on his tail…this seems to be an issue with many short-tailed animals in this area of the world…so they recommended a surgeon…a tail specialist…
So, after seeing the specialist, Boo has an appointment to get his tail worked on…his surgery is Tuesday…we will drop him off at 7 am …this should solve the poor fellows case of itchy butt. The surgeon was a nice man…had nice firm hands…so I trust that Boo will be safe.
So, there it is…the tale of the tail…
Now…I wonder if there is a specialist to remove my writers block?
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