Freddy has had 2 ear infections in his 3 (almost!) years of life. The first when he was a puppy and the second after some trips to the beach and the local pond for swimming. (more…)
I hope everyone has had a great week and is looking forward to the weekend! Ladies, it’s Patriots Bye Week, so it’s your chance to get your man out this Sunday for some fall activities! Take advantage of it! There is still plenty of (more…)
Freddy is such a handful!! Week 1 was a BIG adjustment… Between coming home on my lunch break, setting up puppy pads around the house, hand feeding him so he eats his food (He’s getting better now ) The waking up at 11pm , 2 pm and 5Am for “shi-shi” (Polish for Potty) is quite alright with me – since I usually get up myself for the same reason.
Anywayssss, what topped off the week…
We went for a night walk after I came home from work, made dinner while trying to keep Fredster from humping my leg (sigh) and I was a bad, crazy mom. I thought I saw another dog digging near the trash cans left out by a neighbors house – you know, white bushy tail sticking out… you would think it was a dog too? right? just with no leash, hanging out alone? yaaaaaaaaa we got sprayed! cant say I have ever experienced this… but let me tell ya it was scary as fudge! I grabbed Freddy during the spray and got the “mist” of it on myself. My nostrils still are filled with the stench. I panicked, searched the house for tomato juice (none!) but after googling and getting advice from my friend – I loaded the bathtub with vinegar, dish liquid soap and water and in Freddy went. I scrubbed the poor little guy and then wrapped him in towels and took a million annoying photos of it. We called dad ( who was in his grad class) to get us puppy shampoo from CVS.
Poor Freddy had another bath-Oatmeal this time!- when Dad got home.
Tips to take away from this:
1) Just because you see a furry tail, does not mean it’s a potential animal friend!!
2) Vinegar and water is one of the best approaches to take when sprayed by a skunk. Hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, liquid soap and water is another great home remedy… tomatoe juice is not the best solution for some reason – doesn’t do the job (apparently)
3) The smell will get faint but will linger for 2-3 months whenever your pup gets wet.
Did I learn my lesson? You Bet your Pierogis I did!