Normal women have standing appointments to get their hair done. Or a mani/pedi. Maybe a massage. Me? I have a standing appointment with my vet.
I have been to the vet every Wednesday since school started. Poor Griffin's skin condition - that I have been trying to cure for a YEAR - had reached crusty-I'm-afraid-to-touch-it proportions. His ears had lost all the fur from the inside and the ick had crept from his elbows across his chest. No fur. Black flaking badness. Resistant to topical medicines. Shudder.
The vet took one look at him and told me I had to shave him (!). And bathe him weekly in shampoo that cost WAY more than anything I have ever used. And give him thyroid medicine. And a fish oil capsule the size of his head. Every day.
Here are my sweet pom poms in Colorado. Izzy is on the left and Griffin is on the right. Aren't they cute?
Here is Griff after his trip to the beauty parlor.
Could you just die? How cute is he? (Not a super picture, but it was hard to get him alone in the frame!) He looks like a little teddy bear! He is now so woolly and adorable that I just have to pick him up every time I walk by him - like a thousand times a day! It is really funny to see his little fuzzy self keeping gigantor Holly in line. She jumps and cringes just like he was twice her size. Hilarious!
The good news is that he is like a whole new dog after his hair cut. More energy. Less eye watering. The crusty is clearing. Yay! T thinks that maybe all that fur was holding allergens that he couldn't escape.