Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Spurs that Jingle Jangle Jingle

My little doggie is having terrible trouble with allergies right now. She scratches like crazy all the time. Guess it's not unusual--our vet told Mom yesterday that 90% of the people they saw yesterday were in because their dogs were scratching. Mom's got her dog on steroids, but I'm reluctant to do that, so I'm washing Cassie's feet every time we come in and trying to help her be comfortable the best I can.

Meanwhile, her scratching has been driving us crazy at night, even Evan, whose room is at the opposite end of the house. All night long, we hear jingle, jingle, jingle. She's right next to me in bed, and it gets a little crazy-making.

Last night I got the bright idea of taking her collar off for the night.

What took me so long?


Mystic Wing said...

There's a question we all should ask ourselves...

What takes us so long?

Let us know when you find the answer to that one.

Amber said...

LOL, because you were too sleepy to think! Poor shmup.

You are rockin' at my place. ;)


kario said...

Hate the jingling! Unless of course it's coming from my kitten who needs to keep his collar on just to warn us that he's sneaking up and about to pounce when we least expect it.

Hope Cassie starts to feel better soon. You might ask your vet about fish oil capsules - it helped my pup a lot when he was sprouting dandruff like nobody's business.

Deb said...

It seems it's often the most obvious solution that eludes us the most successfully. Better late than never! Hope your puppy feels better soon.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Laughing here. Hope you got some sleep!

(jingle, jingle)

Jess said...

Oh, poor baby dog! Please give her a kiss for me and tell her that I miss her.

Ziji Wangmo said...

The jingle jingle drives me nuts! Get a plastic dog tag (it helps with the jingle sound) - and then you can actually train your dog to stop scratching!
We learned this is dog training class - say "stop licking. or Stop scratching" whatever your thing is - and then get up and make your dog stop doing it. After a while it works - it really does.
But, in the mean time...I hopeyou get some sleep this weekend.

Stacy said...

good question! My dog has a licking problem on his elbows, oh if I could remove his licker as easily as the collar!