Thursday, April 8, 2010

It took all my strength!

But I was able to do a story today at The Ark, a no-kill animal shelter in nearby Cherryfield, and I did NOT come home with any new dogs or cats.

I tell ya - it was hard! There were wet little noses, very wiggly behinds, purring, licking, and a dozen soulful eyes looking up at me....

What a temptation! There were rat terriers, a big shepherd, a black lab, both a short and a long haired Daschund, and a woefully skinny tickhound. There were cats of every color, size and temperament.

But Emma the-dog-that-hates-water is already have a rough spring and I think I need to concentrate on her needs. She is the poster girl for allergies. Right as we speak, she is worrying a red patch on the inside of her back leg. Something bit her or she backed into a bush that her system doesn't like or it could have been a little devil floating in the air - Who knows? But I'm already heading for the drug store to stock up on children's benadryl. Does anyone know of a pet friendly lotion I can use on her belly, which is sooooooooooo dry it is flaking?

AHHHHH spring - Poor Emma.

6 comments:

Hazel Mitchell said...

Well done Sharon .. I think I would have been tempted but you know me.

Sprout is allergy ridden and chewing herself to bits. She is living on antihistamine. I am going to get her trimmed Saturday.

I have been using hydrocortisone on her hot spots, and gel antibiotic creme which soothes her more than anything.

Once she gets an allergy, it just escalates ....

Elenka said...

Spring has sprung and I'm so sorry Emma can't enjoy it.....cause I sure am! Hope you find something to make her feel better.

Fearless Nester said...

So I should probably stay away from the Ark Animal Shelter. I do go to the 2nd hand store they run over in Blue Hill, so far I haven't come across any critters there. I'm probably safe then. Give Emma a little pat for me! ~Lili

Onedia said...

Allergies for dogs or cats is terrible....Our Vet lets us give tine amounts of children's benedryl to them .

mainelystitching said...

You might want to talk to Inez at the Machias Marketplace/farmer's market. She carries the herbal blends from Dogwood Herbs (in Perry) and something like that might soothe Emma's reactive skin conditions. Sorry I didn't think to mention it when you were here this morning.

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