Monday, June 26, 2006

Hot Dog?

Aunty V said that I'm a hot dog, not the sexy hot, or even the sausage hot dog, but a hotspot hot dog. I'm having hotspots again, and it's quite bad this time. So bad that my M is almost tearing her hair, and my fur off.

I've gotten hotspots on my head ever since Tommy licked me so voraciously the other day. I guess the wet saliva (I think toxic saliva) and the friction caused my head to have hotspots, but I don't know why my tail feels itchy as well, so I kept biting it at night. Aunty V tried to stop me when she hears me biting but I secretly chewed a bit more when she was sound asleep.

Which resulted in this.....



and more unglam nicknames. My M has started calling me Rotten Tail in addition to Ugly Head. And because of the hotspot on my tail, which covered about half of my tail, she was contemplating shaving off my glorious furry tail, which was the envy of many a Golden owner. I've never said this, but many GR owners lurrrrve my fluffy tail. Look at the photo below, isn't it fluffy?

Squirrel tail!


However, shaving off the tail means it will take MONTHS to grow back, maybe even up to a year! So, when Aunty S told my M that she actually used clothes peg to pin my fur together so that it won't stick to the wound, my M hit on this brillant (or so she thinks, I personally feel that it's stupid) idea of tying the fur on my tail.

Look at the end product! I look so stupid! How can I ever hold my head high, or my tail high, with that kind of a fur-style on me!

And the worse thing is, I think they're gonna put the lampshade on me tomorrow coz it's a working day and there's no one at home to supervise me to make sure I don't chew on my wounds.

Oh well, at least the good thing about this is, Aunty S was quite sad that she did not notice my hotspots when I was under her care, so Aunty V said that she should feed me more as an apology. So I've been getting extra cuddles and snacks... tee hee hee...

Always look for the silver lining in the clouds.

9 comments:

rafv said...

Oh herb... Don't shave your furry tail, pls.. I love to feel your fur on my face... Shiok... so pls not to shave...

R

Serene said...

Eeeeeeeee, Herbie, u must take care of yourself, with hot spots and such a hairdo, or rather "tail-do", u don't look handsome anymore.....

ice said...

lampshade lampshade.... naughty u.. orbigook.... this will teach u to chew the hot spots...

Pepper said...

Oh Herbie, do take care of your tail, 2 inches of my tail was amputated yesterday because of gangrene. My once beautiful tail is now like a stick. So depressing......

Joey said...

eekk.. herbie, you look so girly with tail tied up!

Opy said...

Hey Herbie,
I know where you are coming from - Charlie gets Hotspots too ! He has to get shaved as well where he gets them, and I try not to laugh at him as he looks funny when he gets shaved. He has to have this special shampoo called Malesab, which helps his skin heaps. Maybe you could get your humans to get you some to try - it is really good stuff. You can even just dab some on the hotspot and it will dry it out and it will go away.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Love
Opy

herbie said...

rafv: Luckily only a small part shaved off, I managed to keep most of my fur

Aunty Serene: Ya, I look so silly now. Luckily my M takes out the tail-do before we leave the house, I would not have wanted anyone to see me like that. Totally no image!

ice: but it was ITCHY..... *whines*

herbie said...

pepper: oh dear! Now I'm really couting my lucky stars that only my fur and not my tail gets chopped off! What happened?

joey: You're lucky you have short fur. I bet if you have long fur, your HC would do the same to you!

Opy: Hotspots are such a pain in the behind (for me, literally) right? My M's applying sulfodene for me and it's drying up. I'll ask her to keep a look out for Malesab the next time she goes to the pet shop. Thanks!

ice said...

orh.. poor herbie. i always succumb to whines.. cos i cant whine. take care of the hotspot by NOT LICKING it.. understand? think before u lick! heh.