Ear Ye, Ear Ye!
Poor Little Man Peanut. He has those long hound ears that keep moisture inside, so every once in a while he gets nasty ears, that brown gunk, redness and smell.
Any of you ever run into that problem? I have an ear wash on hand, and if you catch it in time and use the wash twice a day for a week or so, it usually clears up. However, this time, it started to clear up and then I forgot to keep doing it, so it came back. They look better, but still not 100 percent. If they don't clear up, I might have to take him to the vet for some antibiotic drops, something I've had to do in the past. They also have an ear-cleaning contraption that Peanut hates. He hates when anyone messes with him in any way--his ears, his toes, his butt. He's such a mama's boy, a little wuss, which makes me love him all the more.
He really hates getting the ear wash. I call, "Peanut, time for your ear candy," and he cowers off into the nearest corner to hide his face. After flushing the fluid in, you have to wipe them out and dry them. This does not make him happy either.
I swear, the things we do! Pills, ointments, salves--it never ends. Then I think of all the poor dogs and cats out there with owners who don't do jack for them. They suffer in silence and who knows what happens.
I remember once years ago, the Humane Society got in a dog that had a tumor on its neck the size of a cantelope! How long that poor dog must have suffered.
I hope there's a special place in hell for people who let animals suffer.
The other night, my boss told me about a little Chihuahua that was tied out to a dog house in the neighborhood. A little Chihuahua! He said it barked all the time and they kept moving the dog house farther away. Now it's gone. I'd rather see a dog dead than live such a life. Why do these idiots even WANT a pet? Makes me sick.
But back to ear wax. Any good stories involving treating what ails your pet?
Wags to Witches photo contest and dance: I hope you all saw the article today in the paper about the top 10 pets in the Mr. and Mrs. Wags to Witches photo contest! I loved reading all the stories and the "interviews" of the candidates. You must get a copy of the paper or read it online. And of course VOTE.
It's crunch time for dance tickets to Saturday's Fur Ball Bash. I finally got my tickets on Thursday. They want to fill the room to capacity, so the deadline has been extended until Monday. So please invite your family, friends and coworkers. The more the merrier and you get so much for your ticket price! I'll see you all there!
posted by Sandy at 10/14/2007 06:24:00 PM