The dog ate my homework

So Oliver has a foot fetish I swear, he loves to lick my feet and he is obsessive with shoes and socks. Every day I find piles of socks and shoes he stole in his puppy basket. Now I have to be extra careful, the other day he chewed all the leather off the heal of my pumps.
I can’t get mad at him, he is a puppy, chewing is what they do, he is teething, I just have to remember to keep my shoes off the ground.

He is love, furry little puppy love. He is so needy and clingy, I love it. When he is afraid, he runs up to me and jumps up so I will pick him up. When he is cold he nuzzles into my neck shivering and I hug him warm. I love how he groans all the time, when he is comfy and you move him he groans at you like you are bothering him so deeply.  He loves to burrow, so I put him in bed with me in the morning and he burrows under the blankets, its so funny. I can’t ask for a sweeter animal in my life. Puppy love indeed. Dave loves him so much too, I see him look down at Oliver all adoringly and kiss him on his head. Its to die for I swear. We would be such great parents to Evan.

Anyhow-on the downside, Oliver has a persisitant case of ringworm (for those not in the know, it’s not a worm at all, but a fungus that makes them itchy) he has been being treated for it forever and it just wont’ leave. I caught it, so I have had two little red round spots, which is so not a big deal I just treat myself with antifungal cream and the spots go away. I just wish Oliver’s would go away, we have washed his bedding and treated the couch, we have bathed him 3 times in special shampoo, He had a prescription from the vet, i have tried natural rememdies I found including bathing him in a diluted salt and tea tree oil water solution and putting my antifungal lotion on areas he can’t lick. Nothing seems to be working, it’s not getting worse, just not clearing up either. Back to the vet next week for him. Poor Oliver. It’s not affecting his health, I mean he is eating well and is very energetic, having regular po’s and pee’s. Nose is wet, eye’s are clear, he is just so itchy all the time. Poor guy, I just wish I could make it go away, We have had him over a month now and nothing has changed one way or another.



About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on October 21, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. you might try Neem oil for Oliver’s ringworm. Mike’s neighbor runs a dog rescue and has used it on lots of stuff for them, like mites, mange, AND persistent ringworm. It worked for her. I think she ordered it off the internet, I’ve never seen it in a store locally, but then again I haven’t looked, either. I have to warn you, it doesn’t smell that great, but it works.

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