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Thursday, August 04, 2005

In the next chapter of my insane life...

I had to take Dexter to the vet today. He has a wicked skin infection (it's called a hot spot). He is miserable.

Mookie is fighting off another bladder/kidney infection. We wanted to see if we could take him off of the supplement he's been on for months. Apparently we can't.

The husband called me from work today and told me that he is taking me out tonight and to be ready by six. The suspense is killing me.

My mom treated me to a pedicure today. It included a ten minute foot/leg massage.
It's amazing what a little human touch can do for your soul.

posted by Torrie at Thursday, August 04, 2005 |


Commented by Blogger Southern Fried Girl:

I would fly to NY just to rub your dog's belly

4:28 PM 
Commented by Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl:

My Mom's dog, Scout (also a golden,) gets those Hot spots. She will literally chew away at all of her fur around it; then pukes up all of the fur. It's lovely.

4:44 PM 
Commented by Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes:

You and your poor babies! Give Dexter and Mookie kisses from me.

Wherever the mister takes you, I hope there's no eggs...

4:48 PM 
Commented by Blogger Random and Odd:

I hope it all gets better soon.

Sophie has a hotspot and my mom has to keep a cone on her head when she's not there to watch it or Sophie will obsessivly lick at it.

5:27 PM 
Commented by Blogger mrtl:

I hope all is well and you have a wonderful time tonight, Torrie.

5:30 PM 
Commented by Anonymous kalki:

Ooh, it's almost 6! I'm so excited!

And the cuteness of that dog rips my heart out. In a good way.

5:55 PM 
Commented by Blogger Nilbo:

I would fly to New York just to rub YOUR belly. Talk about your human touch.

6:14 PM 
Commented by Blogger Charlotte in Pa:

SO glad you're feeling better. Have a fabulous time tonight! Your husband is handsome, a doctor, AND surprises you? Lucky girl!

8:19 PM 
Commented by Blogger Candace:

I have to recommend two things for Dexter's hot spot: Benedryl Anti-Itch cream (or the generic, whatever) and Aquaphor. The Aquaphor looks like just regular petroleum jelly, but it's WAY better and it works SO well. We even used to use it on wicked diaper rashes, when even the prescription stuff didn't work. It's a miracle. One of the cats used to get the hot spots and those are the only things that worked.

(and Kristine, my daughter's name is Sophie, so imagine my delight at thinking of her with a cone around her neck!!)

8:35 PM 
Commented by Anonymous New Blue Shoe:

So help me, if you call me from a mystery destination and blare music that I wanted to hear, I'll...I' jealous, just like this time.

12:10 AM 
Commented by Blogger ShadowX:

Just passing through, I'm liking the blog by the way..
Let me know what you think of mine.

1:44 AM 
Commented by Blogger Ern:

Oh, Shiloh and Nudge send *HUGS* to Dexter and Mookie. And I send some to you.

Pedicures are SOO worth the money. You know, if you go to one of those tiny hole-in-the-walls and not a ritzy expensive spa. Which I would totally do if I could afford it. It is the one thing that I spend money on for myself and don't feel a single tinge of guilt.

Enjoy your pretty toes!

4:27 AM 
Commented by Blogger Circus Kelli:

Oooo... poor Dex and Mookie! I hope they're feeling better soon.

I've never had a pedicure, but have heard they are mahvelous.

Woo! How exciting! A surprise dinner date with the Hubby!

Today will be a good day, Torrie.

9:10 AM 
Commented by Anonymous lawbrat:, doggie, mookie...I hope your night out with hubby was fantastic.

10:05 AM 
Commented by Blogger FutureFoodTVStar:

That has got to be one of the cutest puppy faces on this planet.

I'm sorry he has a hot spot. My late 4-legged brother used to get them all the time. He was a high-maintenance Lhasa Apso and his body decided that he was going to be allergic to dog food.

This allergy would exhibit itself in skin reactions that he would chew on until they turned into hot spots.

We ended up cooking dinner for him every night for the rest of his (nearly 15 year)life. My dad and I would end up with Taco Bell but by God my mother would cook for Char Cole... boiled chicken and rice, lamb and rice, chicken pot pies.

1:26 PM 
Commented by Blogger Annejelynn:

oh goodie! have fun! enjoy that luscious hubby of yours!!!

2:35 PM 
Commented by Anonymous grace:

A little unsolicited advice -- We had a terrible time with mysterious bladder infections that one of our cats kept getting over and over again with no apparent cause. It was so bad she even prolapsed over fourth of July weekend last year. I won't go into details. But since then, we started feeding her all canned food (Wellness, the good, human-grade stuff) and adding a bunch of water to it so that it's this nasty soupy mess and, knock on wood, no problems since then! I don't know if it would help your cat, but I was awfully glad to find such a simple solution for ours!

1:50 PM 
Commented by Blogger Torrie:

Grace, he's actually already on Wellness wet food.
And we have a fountain for the cats, so they drink a lot of water.
They think that he just has some sort og genetic condition.

1:52 PM 

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