Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Ears and My Tail

I have been a bit under the weather lately and not my usual happy self.

I had to go to see my veterinarian at Colony Park Animal Hospital. Now I like to go to the vet's office because they always treat me nicely and give me treats but sometimes they have to do things to me that are not fun. Barbara had been treating my ears because they were yucky (which sometimes happens to us long eared dogs) but they weren't getting much better. They had to power wash my ears and give me new medicine to get at the disgusting yeast and bacteria.

But the worst was my poor tail. I have some sebaceous cysts on my tail that never seem to bother me but lately they got bigger and got all infected.

Close your eyes and don't look at the next photo if you get grossed out easily.

My tail fur had to be shaved, I am on antibiotics for a month and Barbara has to exfoliate my tail every day with special soap!!! Ugh!

Because of all of this I had to miss a fun event. Barbara was invited again to the Duke Canine Cognition Center to give the students some tips on dog body language and safe handling. Ambrose and I went last year and had a great time. I couldn't go and I am sick with jealousy that annoying Ambrose got to be the demo dog and I had to stay home. All the nice Duke students petted him and gave him treats.

They made a big fuss over him and now he thinks he is cool.


Lorenza said...

I really hope you get better soon!
I am sorry you could not go to that event!
Sure next time you will be there!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Fred said...

Oh the indignity! Hope you are all better soon!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Oh poor sweet Niamh! We wish you lived close by so we could give you lots of hugs and licks, and treats! You will always be the loveliest girl to us, and we hope that the nasties in ears and tales go away very soon!

Woofs, Purrs and Hugs,
Tommy and All The Gang

Maggie and Mitch said...

Look how happy Ambrose looks surrounded by tons of pretty women. This is so not fAire, Niamh!
We hope your tail heals quickly!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

We hope you get better real soon!

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh you poor dear... we hope you feel better soon..We CAN NOT believe he got to go.... and that it went to his head( well not surprising really is it,, this does happen to brothers when stuff like this happens..... love and get well kisses A+A

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

I actually have the same problem with my ears, and I usually use baby lotion to clean the yeast, it's actually easier to clean it off.
Get better soon, I know how irritating the infected ears can get!

Oh, and congrats on getting 2nd place for Bad Sports in MM!


Ella said...

So sorry about your ailments. But don't you think poor Ambrose deserved some attention at Duke for a change? You don't agree? Well, then just get well and feel sorry for Barbara having to take care of you! Then Ambrose will be jealous!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Oh, Niamh, we are so sorry for your indisposition. Jed used to chew sores on his tail, sides, back, where ever he could reach; it was inhalant allergies. He's been on allergy shots for almost a year and hasn't had a problem since. He's a X-Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Retriever types are apparently highly susceptible to allergies.

We just wanted to congratulate Ambrose on his first runner up award in the Bad Sports category at Mango Minster. Consider the field trip his reward for his win.

Well done, Ambrose! Get well, Niamh!

Jed & Abby

Oskar said...

Well I hope that you are feeling all better by this Valentine's Day!

Nubbin wiggles,

Ludo van Doggy said...

Poor you Niamh. Feel better soon :( Aunty Penny gets those cyst things, although we just call them 'age warts' as that's how our vet described them. She had a couple that got cut at the groomers so had an op to remove them, but some more grew back. One has come open again, so we trying to keep it clean, like you is, cos she too old and not have a healthy heart to have the anesthetic now.
~lickies, Ludo

road-dog-tales said...

We're so sorry your ears and tail are giving you fits and keeping you from fun events! Feel better soon.
Now, with all this going on with you, would it just be too rude of us to ask you pass along our congrats to Ambrose on his Bad Sports 2nd place over at MangoMinster?

The Road Dogs

Hero said...

That picture looked awful. I'm sorry to hear about your ears and tail and that Ambrose is trying to steal all your fame and glory. I hope you feel better soon, Niamh!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Hey Niamh! Just checking in. We hope your ears and tail are better!

Tommy (and the Gang)

Amber-Mae said...

Hey Niamh! Yikes, that looks pretty nasty. I hope it heals up fast.

Momo and Pinot said...

Niamh, it's been a while since you post this painful photo. Hope it's been healed and you feel a lot better!

Momo & Pinot xoxo