Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Being Well Informed Can Be Very Interesting

July 27, 2016

Good morning.  Yikes!  It's only mid morning and temps are already in the mid 80's, and headed for the low 90's.  I am positively wilting!  Thank goodness for the air conditioning. 

Well, last evening, daughter Deanne and I went to our class on Basic Firearm Safety.  There was quite a good mix of folks in the class, men and women, young and old.  The instructor was very knowledgeable, and the class was very educational. 

Towards the end of the class, we all had a chance to hold and properly unload a revolver, a rifle and a shotgun.  This was very enlightening, and at the end of the class everyone received a "Basic Firearms Safety Certificate."  The next class will be this coming Sunday where we will learn more about how to properly handle and shoot a gun.  This should be another interesting and educational day.

To change the subject, did you know that there are laws as to how long you can legally leave your car engine running?  In Massachusetts, a car cannot be idling more than five minutes unless it is being serviced or it is being used to deliver or accept goods where engine assisted power is necessary.  If someone is caught, they can be levied with a $100 fine for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent offenses.  Hmmm, I don't think I ever heard of anyone being fined for this offense, have you?  (click on the image to see a bigger view)

As you all know, Pogo has developed an awful itch, and it has been driving him crazy.  Me too, for that matter.  I give him special baths, Benedryl and an antiobiotic, but we haven't been able to lose the itch.  I may have to take him back to the doctor for more tests.  The poor little guy gets so frustrated hearing me constantly telling him to "stop that" scratching. 

There is another medicine that we can try, but it is a pill that you have to push down the doggie's throat and I can't do that.  The medicine does not come in liquid form, so I think I'll ask the doctor if it can be given by shot.  Pogo wouldn't be too happy, but we really do need to get rid of the cause of the itch.

Here's a photo of Pogo grabbing a little nap after taking some Benedryl.  Gosh, I feel so bad for him.  He doesn't like the medicines, and can't understand why I keep giving it to him.  He does spit some of the medicine out which. of course, makes him quite sticky.  But then, that's a good reason for a nice cooling bath and a rub down with a big fluffy towel.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one features a very happy Lola, who is practicing her dance steps with a friend.  I hope you can use it.

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Well, that's my news for this morning.  I got a late start today, and now I need to get a few things done around the house.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Unknown said...

Hi Edna,

Have you changed your laundry soap or fabric softener? Also I know that the baths will help alleviate the itching but it will also take away some of his natural oils and he will have dry skin.
My dog Bandit had the most horrible itch. We were giving him a lot of baths because he was scratching so bad that he was losing patches of his fur. So our vet said to stop too many baths and told us to give him fish sticks and fish oil to help put the oils back into his skin. Well I know that is probably not an option for Pogo but maybe if you get one of those little fish sandwiches from McDonalds and if he likes it then you could try some fish Sticks. I would try the cod fish. Bless his heart. I am so sorry for him, but he has become allergic to something.
Next time that you bathe him try some Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo and not the medicated kind and since baby shampoo is supposed to be PH balanced it might help and be gentler on his skin. It is worth a shot. I would hate to have him get those injections.

I woke up yesterday morning not feeling great, but I had to go to the doctor. When I got there I had a temp of 101.7 this morning I awoke with body aches, sniffles and sneezing. Jonathan said that every time I am around the kids I get sick. I told him that kids were a notorious Germ Factory. At least knock on wood I didn't catch the stomach bug that they had. Just a little nausea.

My doctor set me up with an Aide so they will be calling me to schedule a time to come over and talk with me. He also ordered me a shower chair. We discussed my medications and agreed that a few of them I can come off of. It was a pretty good visit.

Love the QP thank you. I have had lunch so now I think that I will go and have a nap. Have a great day and stay cool. Love, Beth and Cisco.

Anonymous said...

Hi Edna, just reading of Pogo's itch wondering if it could be something he is eating. My fur grandie can't eat rice or chicken because of itches. (I find that strange because chicken is supposed to be pretty bland we used to give it to our pups when they had the runs, but I guess all the hormones etc that are put into chook food has some reactions). My fur baby has a diet of kangaroo mince and vegies minus carrots. It was a big trial and effort on my daughter's part to find what was the trigger, and the vet finally concluded, yes it was the chicken and rice.
Hope this might help you. And a big thank you for all your beautiful QPs, love them. Hugs Elee.

smiekeltje said...

I wonder when this itching started with ogo? Was it after his last visit at the beauty salon? Then may be they used something his skin cannot handle or he catched a kind of bacterie or virus from the other animals there?
It must be terrible to see him suffer and scratch all the time and not being able to do somethin about it. Poor little guy. Hope that soon perhaps the doctor can find out what is th cause.

Good you enjoyed the class. Gosh, you actually held a gun and shotgun in your hand and had to load it!
You know, I am a bit cautious about the owning of a gun. In some cases it might be necessary, but under strict conditions, but i find it almost dangerous, that sometimes guns can be bought so easy and getting a licence is dead easy.

I send you some links about Yorkies with itchy skin May be you can find something in the articles or advices that might help Pogo.
we have to try everything to get him cured from that, hey?

Yesterday we had a rather rainy day(gopod for the gardens), today looks to be a bit better, but there will be some rainshowers too Must pick out the dry periods to go out to feed the fish at Heidi's.
Think i will make canneloni today, may be make a bit more, so I have a portion tomorrow too. Hmmm, with fresh made bechamels suace with lots of cheese and some tomato sauce too, and some salad with it, sounds yummie.

Have a lovely day, hopefully not too hot and sticky!

The Queen Jester said...

I can just envision you carrying a sidearm somehow. I hope the itchies go away soon - that's no fun.