Monday, December 15, 2008

Things have been busy around here

My Oh My! I have not posted in a week! Sorry to have made some of you worried about me! I am doing well except for a hot spot at the base of my tail. Mom got some cream from the vet for me, but she has been on her wit's end trying to keep me from licking the spot. I have been able to lick the wound even with the e-collar on and that is driving her insane!

Anyhow, just to let you all know that all is well, we finished sending out our Christmas cards and I hope they arrive on time for everyone. I have also received some lovely cards from my friends all over the world and I will have to dedicate a new blog post entirely on that. Thanks so much for sending these cards to me! I love them all!

Here are two photos from my last hospital visit.

This is Xiao Lu (小魯), it was our first time working together.

Ten treats on his paws! Xiao Lu has excellent self-control and is just too adorable!

I have to go read all your blogs! Be right back!


Pipa said...

Dino, another hot spot! Why do we suffer so much of that?!?! I have pancreatitis, I've been sooooo down the last days... mu humans were really worried. I am medicated now, and on a diet! Arrrghhhhhhh! :)

I'll be posting as soon as I get strength on my paws! Kisses


Ruby and Penny said...

Hot spots don't sound to fun. It must be really itcy if you keep licking. I hope it heals up soon.
Take care.
Love Ruby

Chow Chow said...

Welcome back, Dino! And please take good care! Hot spots don't sound too good! Have a speedy recovery!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see your happy cute face again Dino. What are hot spots? Our golden girl (5 years) has never had one.

Amber-Mae said...

Glad you're back. Oh, Chloe is having a few of those on her tail too & Joy has one on the side of her face. Hope yours will go away soon. My Mommy says your friend is soooper sweet & his legs are soo long & skinny! Hee!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

BrandytheGreat said...

Glad to see you back Dino! Hope that hotspot will make itself scarce ASAP! I've got one too!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Awe, I hope your hot spot gets better soon!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Hi Dinoooooooooo!!!!
Glad to see you back!!!!!
We was been very worried for you!!!
Hot spots don't sound to fun....please dear friend...take good care and have a speedy recovery!!!!
how can we do without you??
We love you!!!
Kisses and licks!!!!

Homer said...

Hi Dino!

Has your hot spots disappear???


Aki and Poopie said...

we are so glad that you are doing well. hope the hot spots disappear soon so you can resume work..

we missed you!

drooly kisses,


Thor and Jack said...

Hi Dino!
I missed you!!
My mom has been so busy lately and I was sick. I am fine now!
I hope you feels better very soon!
Love and licks

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dino!
I am happy to know your are ok! That hot spot sounds annoying! I hope it goes away soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Emma said...

Oh no, not hot spots, I hope they go away as soon as possible! Please don't scratch, it will make things worse.
Hugs and lots of love Dino, and get well soon.

sharkgila said...

I hope those hotspots will go away very very soon. Your friend is cute (and so are you!).


Dexter said...

Thank you so much for your nice card. I hope you are feeling better.


JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

I sure hope your hot spot is getting well. You are a good doggie with your hospital visits!
And I want to thank you so much for your wonderful card! Thank you from all of us!

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Dino!
My peemail is with problems! I am using Mom´s email.

Love and licks

Clover said...

Hi Dino!
Sorry I have not been around in so long - my silly blog helper did not add your address to my GoogleReader!! Good thing I am paying attention.
Anyway, I hope your hot spot is feeling better now!
I will be sure to be around again sooner next time!
Love Clover xo

Dino and Family said...

Hi Anonymous, hot spots are those nasty moist infected areas on our skin. Golden retrievers are quite prone to them and I do get them every once in a while. They have to be treated immediately because they can spread very fast. I am happy to report that the one on my tail is gone! I hope it never comes back again. Your golden girl is very lucky! Please give her a tummy rub from me. Love, Dino

☮momoKo said...

Hi!I can hardly do a thing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dino
You are in great company as I get hotspots now and then! They usually are worse in hot weather - so not much trouble where I am in little old England! Also worse when I get wet,dry,wet,dry,wet....... which is most of the time! Tea tree oil cream/balm works a real treat on the hotspot and clears it up. Happy Christmas,

ocmist said...
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ocmist said...

Hi, all... O.C. (Ornery Cuss) here...

Tea Tree Oil mixed wih Vitamin E and Aloe Vera does help hot spots... at least it always helped my housemates when Mom used it on them. Then, she found out that if she didn't feed them dogfood with corn in it, they didn't get them, so for the past several years she only used foods like lamb and rice. This year, someone gave her a 50 lb. bag of a big name dogfood that had corn in it, and within a month, our Border Collie got hotspots again.

Mom says she'll never try it again!!!

Good luck, O.C.