Tis the Season

Lucy has always been an itchy dog. It’s why, for three of her three-and-a-half years of life, she’s been on a regimen of Zyrtec and fish oil, no matter the season.

Over the past week, though, her itching has gotten out of control – she was clearly miserable. She was constantly shaking her head, rubbing her ears and scratching her arm pits (do dogs have arm pits? I don’t know, that’s the general area she was itching). She itched so hard she was rubbing the skin behind her ears raw, so off we went to the vet.

Lucy LOVES the vet. No, really. It might be her favorite place.

Lucy LOVES the vet. No, really. It might be her favorite place.

Bad news #1: She’s still fat. Despite slightly smaller dinner portions and more outside play time (with a few walks thrown in!), she weighs exactly what she weighed the last time we were at the vet in March. Sigh.

Bad news #2: I came home $125 poorer and with several medications, the biggie being prednisone. Lucy will be on steroids and ear drops for roughly the next 2-3 weeks to get the itchies under control. From all the dog owners in the area I’ve spoken to, almost everyone’s dog is suffering a bit more than usual right now so we just have to ride it out.

Harley was in for a visit because she was suffering from worse allergies than Lucy.

Harley was in for a visit because she was suffering from worse allergies than Lucy.

At least it’s not preventing her from fun stuff like attending football practice with me!
lucy_football practice

Advertisements

One thought on “Tis the Season

  1. Hello,
    My name is Cheryl and I am a consultant with a PR & Marketing firm hired to promote the 5nd Annual “Bully Bash” in Villa Park, IL on November 7th, 2015, from 11am – 5pm. The Bully Bash is held in a venue called the Odeum and is hosted by a local non-profit organization, the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue shelter.

    The event is intended to raise awareness about bulldogs and ultimately lead to our furry friends finding their forever homes! The expo will include parades of bulldogs in costumes, vendors, contests, food and drinks, a silent auction and the famous “Bully Spa”.

    Since you are obviously a fan of the most lovable and adorable bulldog breed, would you consider a mention of the event in your blog or on your website? Any good publicity about this special but misunderstood breed which leads to adoptions from the shelter would be rewarding for everyone involved.

    If you need further information, please check out the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR) Facebook page or http://www.ebullymatch.com. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s