Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thanks guys!

Just want to say thank you to everyone for sending such nice emails to my blog and to mommy about my ears.

Mom has been doing a lot of reading about special allergy diets for me and has a call into my doctor about it. She is also going to talk to him about putting me on long term steriods- won't I be the big beefy dude then! heheheh!

Mom has already had me tested for low-tyroid, but it came back normal. Well, on the low side, but not low enough for medication according to the docs. Anyway, this really surprised mom cause she was sure I was a thyroid dog- whatever THAT is suppsed to mean.

Mom and dad are leaving on Saturday to go to San Diego for a week and me and Ollie are going to be staying with grandma and grandpa. Mom said something like I should enjoy it, cause I may not get to go back to grandma and grandpa's for awhile. Mom seems to think she needs to have complete control over my diet for awhile to try to get my allergies in check and she says she thinks I eat all kinds of stuff at the grandparents. It's not true, I say! I pleaded and pleaded, but mom says unless the doc has something really good up his sleeve, things might be changing for me for a few months. Now how is that fair? mom and dad go to California and I at the edm I don't get to go to grandpa's? Geez.

Finnegan is going to go to doggy camp while mom and dad are gone and he's looking forward to it. He always has so much fun there and we like it too cause he comes home so tired he sleeps all the time! Yes sir-ee---a tired Finney is a good Finney!

Anyway guys, thanks again for the nice emails. Mom says she is going to get to the bottom of this ear thing if it's the last thing she does!


Jackson said...

Hey Mackie, hope you have fun at your grandparents!

Sounds like your mum is determined to get to the bottom of your allergies and stuff. I'm crossing my paws that something works soon! J x

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Mackie,
Hope your parents have a good time on their trip. Your Mama is right too, she needs to have COMPLETE control of your diet to figure out your allergies. They can be so darn hard to figure out sometimes. Mama still gets really bad allergy rashes on her arms & legs each summer & can't figure out the trigger, and prednisolone is the ONLY drug that gets rid of it. So sometimes steroids are the only choice. With your thyroid, be sure to ask what your numbers are, Mama heard that terriers are supposed to be in the mid-upper range, not the low side. So maybe she can bug the vet about that too.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Lacy said...

w00f's mackie, please have ur mama check that site out i told her bout...theres a natural drug u can get from amazon that will clear it up, then is a preventive solution...and i can send u the lavender drop stuff...lacy died b4 we could use it..its a full bottle never opened...

b safe,,

pps i left the site on the post b4 this one...

Gus said...

ohmyohmyohmy...we must really be bruzzers. See, when we had my thyroid tested, I was BORDERLINE low, but we put me on the pills anyway. However, muzzer says she has not seen any large changes, and I am certainly still substantial.

kisses for your ears

Georgeous said...

Your grandPawrents sound like mine. Enjoy the deelishes whilst you can and get well soon!
Love george

Randi said...

Hi Mackie - so nice to meet you...I'm so sorry you are having trouble with your ears...not sure what I can contribute...only that when my big bro Dublin (he's at Rainbow Bridge now) used to have ear troubles & it was all intermixed with his hypothyroid, skin itchie allergies...He was on Pred. (steroid) for auto-immune issues & that steroid pretty much cleared up the ear stuff...but its a nasty drug..if you can find an alternative, its better...

Hang in there....

Love & Licks,

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

thinking of you dear, sweet Mackie. take care buddy.



Murphey said...

Mackie, grandparents are the same, they feed me people food and then claim they didn't...then they complain cause we beg. Good luck,


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Grandparents rock when it comes to food...for that matter the men in our family rock when they feed us. Mumsie uses this horrid little cup and measures EXACTLY. The men don't...and it's always MORE!

Mumsie treated her last wiry foxy for hypothyroidism though he was only borderline too like some of the other doggies on here. Thyroid medicine in that case won't hurt them and can only least what our vettie said.

Sounds like you have lotsa advice here...kudos to your mom for investigatin' for ya Mackie...

Have fun on your vacation!


Agatha and Archie said...

WE hope you have tons of fun adn that your Mom does get to the nottom of all this!! Love and kisses A+A

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Mackie,
Hope ur parents have a good time! Sorry to hear about ur ears.. hopefully you'll get to the root of the problem soon.. *hugs*

Snowball said...

I am glad that you are feeling better now. I am so sorry for slacking on visitng of my friend's blog.

Continue to get well and stay well.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We just got back from Nantucket, Mackie! We hope those ears of yours heal soon! This is no fun at all for you! Have fun at your grandparent's!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hey sweet Mackie...hope ur havin' fun at your grandpeeps!!! We're thinkin' of ya and hopin' ur ears are doing a little better!!!

Barkies! Scruffy

Bogart said...


Sending you LOTS OF LOVIN', hope those ears get better soon!!!!

Mama suggests adding some probiotics to your diet (yogurt and stuff), it can sometimes help with weird issues.


Bebe said...

Sounds like your mom is doing everything she can. Casey is doing very well by the way. He has matured into a very wiry fox terrier. Have fun while the rents are gone. My dad has been taking about a raw diet and then something about Orijen food which is raw kibble.
Good luck!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... are ya doin' buddy? Let us know how ur feelin', kay??? Hope your peeps had a good time on their trip and ya had fun at ur grandpeeps!!!

Lotsa love,