Monday, January 04, 2010

Tanji always knew she was a Good Dog

Santa very kindly brought the dog a nice warm sweater for Christmas this year. She was thrilled.


"Well... at least it doesn't have antlers," Tanji thinks.



Dog update: the allergies. It's not as bad as it was last time. She's only been steadily scratching off most of her fur. There's still some left. Really, when she's wearing a coat that has a hood, she looks almost normal. Of course, when she's not wearing anything, she looks... well...


The rare Gollum shepherd, a breed not yet recognized by the AKC.


It's getting cold enough that she seems to have accepted the need to wear something; she no longer plots how to get rid of the sweater. Maybe she likes this one better.

P.S. Yes, the dog has been tested. She's allergic to Oregon. If she moves to California, she gets better. But she's made it clear that she'd rather be here with me than down there with my family. The vets have ran out of suggestions, besides steroids, steroids, and steroids.

Exercise du jour: Gentle walking and yoga. I'm going to get this leg better, IamIamIam. Fail. The inner slug won out. The leg got rested, anyway.

11 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh poor thing! I'm glad at least that it's a little better than last time.

And Tanji has the sweetest darn face! It's impossible not to think "awwww" every time I see a picture of her.

Losing 100 said...

What a cute little doggy! I hope your leg gets feeling better.

Theresa said...

Aww, poor, poor Tanji! Perhaps she knows how fetching she looks in blue.

messymimi said...

I hope Tanji feels warmer and you feel less sore, and soon!

ECL 1996 said...

Have you gotten Tanjii an allergy test? My Golden Retriever, Apollo, is allergic to many things in the environment. We've had him on allergy shots for two years and they have helped (he was once bald from scratching his sides as well.

Another thing we have done is gotten a prescription for Genesis spray from our vet. We order it through Drsfostersmith.com - it's a topical steroid and it really does help.

JavaChick said...

Aw! Poor Puppy! I sympathize on the allergies thing, they make me pretty miserable too.

Shelley said...

Gollum Shepherd - is it wrong that I lol'd?

Poor baby. My dog has allergies but nothing to Tanji's extent. Poor thing!

McB said...

Poor baby, Tanji. She is a VERY GOOD DOG.


catahsl - not a very nice thing to say about felines.

Laura I. (G.G.) said...

Poor girl! She looks so sweet, though.

Theresa said...

Just consider it a required rest day, which are an integral part of any exercise plan. :)

My word verification is a palendrome: sesses

Charlotte said...

Poor puppy! I'm still giggling though - you crack me up!