Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Woes…

Look what I have to endure these days!



The dermatologist told me it is ‘Dermatophytosis’. In English, that means a type of fungal infection of the skin.
The weather has been fluctuating between humid and dry. And my skin being of a very dry and allergic type hasn’t helped matters any.
And then the fact remains that I love to play around and dig and hunt for squirrels and lizards. Of course, we wash up after every outing but somehow the little fungi seem to like my skin too much.
Mummy isn’t letting me dig and delve into sand and mud anymore, but I do get to run free and chase the critters.
What would a Dawg’s life would be without these? Mummy says she won’t deny us pups any of the natural pleasures that make us smile, and that too for a few microscopic Dermatophytes!
Mummy and I have an agreement. If I am a good boy and follow the instructions on the bandage, I won’t need to wear the dreaded ‘collar of shame’.
Well, anything is better than that collar. So I just let them be and leave them alone the entire night!!
Me, the Champion chewer of the family!
Mummy says she is VERY proud of me.
A tad miffed, though,


JD and Max said...

Hiya Buddy,

Oh, we feel for ya pal, we feel for ya! How lucky you are to have such an understanding mom - imagine life without roaming privaledges *shudder!* Hang on in there - we're sure you can beat this irritating fungi and you're being SUCH a good boy for not chewing your bandages. Um - we've never managed that and always have to end up wearing the cone of shame.

Such a shame you can't come visit us in the UK - the sub-zero temperatures would surely put paid to the fungi and we'd have the BEST time showing you around - we could even have a crafty skate on the frozen riven when the humans aren't looking, he he he! Sigh.....!!

Wistful schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Anna the GSD said...

Better follow those instrukshions! Don't want the lampshade of shame to come out!

Hope you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

ohhh anything is better than the funnel on the head, hope you feel better and get the bandages off soon.

Meeka said...

Oh, I feel your pain. I hate bandages too.
Have a Happy New Year.

Mariodacat said...

Awww poor baby. Sorry you has to has your legs all taped up. It must feel miserbale. I do hope you are good about it and leave them alone.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Buddy!! Its been a little while since I visited (sorry!) but I wanted to tell you that I hope you feel better soon, and I really think you look pretty cool and stylin' with those bandages! ;-)

~Happy New Year to you and your family!!!~

Anonymous said...

Oh, poor Buddy! That doesn't sound like fun at all! But I'm glad that you still get to run around and have fun. Your mommy might just be the bestest mommy in the whole world! Um, besides mine, of course!

I hope your ouchie goes away soon. Be sure and leaves those bandages alone so that you don't have to wear the Cone of Shame.

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. We gots your pressie in the mail and we're so excited! Thank you ever so much for thinking of us. We'll be sure to put it on the bloggie soon!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Oh Buddy, what an awful thing to happen to you. BUT at least you can still do some of your favourite things. Your socks look good--maybe you can get different colours.

Remember, don't chew.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

snoopydogknits said...

Oh dear, Buddy! We hope your infection is better very soon. Happy New Year......... Ros and Oscar

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Poor Buddy!

I'll khross my paws fur woo to improve khwikhkly!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Aww Buddy, that is too bad, but better to follow the instructions than have to wear that darn cone. Phantom can tell you all about the horror of it. Hope your skin improves soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Sorry you are suffering that!
Be a good boy and you will be like new in no time, ok?
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Bad ol' fungi! >:( Mom had perhaps something similar a long time ago when she was in Israel. Thought her skin was going to eat itself off! A nice person gave her some white salve from Damascus and made it all better though :)

Sendin All Better wishes to ya Buddy,

Kari in Alaska said...

poor guy, get better soon


Anonymous said...

Aw, Buddy, that's too bad. There's nothing fun about fungus: WHO CAME UP WITH THAT STUPID NAME ANYWAY?
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