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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Finn Blogs

This morning Mommy told me I could blog and I was SO excited! I wiggled and waggled and pranced on my hind legs and made lots of wookie noises!

Then Mommy told me she wanted me to show you her new finished Shur'tugal sock. I decided the best way to show you the sock was to wear it. Then when Mommy sees how good I look in socks, maybe she'll knit me some. Don't you think I'm totally wearing this sock? I could get used to this. Lounging by the fire (OK, fake logs and gas started fire, but hey - it sets a mood), wearing socks, sipping on something warm and bacony... I think I could be that dog.

Hey Mommy, I need three more of these!

Mommy Edit: There was a request that I keep you updated on Finn's treatment for allergies. As you remember, he got a Cortisone shot at the first of June. That gave us 3 weeks of itch free happiness, but last week he started itching again. (The vet was hoping for 5- 6 weeks of relief, but with the severity of Finn's allergies, he wasn't expecting it to last that long. I called the vet and let them know and he is now on Prednisone pills - by the second day of taking them he is itch free again. They started him off with 2 a day but tomorrow we go to one a day and next week we'll be doing every other day. Fingers are crossed that this solves our problems.

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Blogger Suna said...

We are having to do that with our pug, as well. He is finally healing up from his scratching injuries. I think our long-haired black mutt may need it, too. I am taking her in later in the week.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be sure to check out the downsides of prednisone. One of our dogs gets it too, but in small every-other-day dose supplemented by Atopica. Expensive, but a safer alternative to just pred.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with the allergies - it is so sad to see them be so miserable.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finn would look great in a pair of socks. Or I guess he would need two pairs for all four feet! Glad he's feeling better. Hopefully the treatment works out well for him. Maybe he's allergic to the cat? ;-)

6:16 PM  
Blogger Strickmuse said...

Finn is a great model. Now if he could only get paid for it to cover the medical bills. Sorry to hear about his allergies, we have been going through this for a few years with our spaniel mix. He is now on thyroid treatment (2 pills a day) and if necessary as soon as he starts itching an antibiotic treatment. I also always hope that these do not have severe side-effects in the long-run. knocking on wood for our best friend.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love the picture of Finn. We just got a Golden Retriever Puppy and she looks just like Finn...very light color. How old is he? When did he start to have problems with allergies. I hope ours doesn't have allergies too. It has already been suggested to us.

ravelry name - PepperAnne

8:05 PM  
Blogger Balwearie said...

I like the one sock -- I've a feeling if you get four socks on the dog you'll feel even more accomplished than you would a)just knitting the 4 socks and b) giving either the dog or cat a pill. Of course, if you were knitting 4 socks just imagine the shear fun you would have if someone asks you if you have to knit another!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Jonica said...

We have to do that with our doggy too. He is a small shih tzu who has allergies and he is not a happy camper. He can not go outside like he likes. He can spend all day outside chewing and laying on cool grass but his allergies prevent it. He does get one walk a day and he makes sure he gets that walk!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

Finn, you rock that sock, that's for sure!

Our kitty had to take prednisone for a few years for her thyroid condition, and she was fine, so I hope yours helps you too.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may already have tried this, but removing all grain of any kind from his diet entirely might help. There are some commercial diets that have no grain (EVO is one, I think) but you could also make his food. It can be a bit of a pain but it is worth it in the end!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

I hope this works, but there might be a natural solution. I have a friend who is a Dr. of nutrition and he has helped both animals and people with their health issues (including Olympic athletes). I hope this doesn't offend you, here is the link if you are interested. http://www.naturalwellness.com/ John is a kind and patient man. Dogs are such wonderful creatures and so smart too - his post was just marvelous.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous margaret said...

Our dog had allergies, too, but they cleared up in a couple of months on a B.A.R.F. diet. The prednisone gave our pup colitis, and we were really at our wit's end. Plus, with what we were spending on vet bills, we just decided to try feeding her whole foods and getting her immune system healthier. It's totally been worth the effort, and it's not as hard as you might think. Anyway, books by both Pitcairn and Goldstein have been invaluable resources. Even found a whole food treatment for tapeworm--ground raw pumpkin seeds! It works! Good luck with your little pup! He's beautiful, and a great model! (chamo2@hotmail.com)

8:42 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

You might be interested in the fact that the Walgreens prescription club family membership includes pets, so in the long run you might be able to get the prednisone for Finn cheaper through the pharmacy.

Prednisone is one of the generics they have available.

3:25 PM  

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