Monday, June 10, 2013

Penelope's Weird Cold

Often we share tips and advice on different medical ailments that plague doxies such as IVDD, luxating patellas, hypothyroidism, even bad breath. Today, however, i am not sharing information about a doxie illness but rather asking for your HELP!

My hoo-sister Penelope is seventeen. She will be eighteen very soon and mom says we should love on her as much as possible because when she has her birthday she is gonna ‘disappear’! I didn’t know that was even really possible. I mean...I have seen magic on T.V. but I always really thought there was a trap door or something behind the curtain. I didn’t know people could really vanish.

Penelope says that mom is just over-reacting and that she isn’t gonna disappear but rather move to California to ‘follow her dreams’. That sounds like fun to me! I would love to move to California and become a famous Doxie Model and Star like Mila Miesner....but alas I am now a married woman and will have to be happy in my role as wife and spokes-model for The Long Dog Retreat.

Mom says Penelope isn’t being realistic about life but then again what teenager is?  

My biggest concern about my hoo-sissy is this weird cold she has and that is what I need your help with.

A few months ago I notice she seemed to be sniffing more and well...excuse the gross fact but ehem...picking at her nose.

I licked her nose to help her out, (I am nice like that.) and what to my surprise...I discovered the oddest boogers ever!!!

SHE HAS TWO ROUND SILVER BOOGIES!

Has anyone ever heard of this? What causes this? How can I get them out of there? I keep licking and licking and licking but they won’t budge. They don’t seem to be getting smaller either!

Poor girl. She looks ridiculous!

I hate to tell her....she is so pretty otherwise. Do you think this is permanent? Fatal?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Love,

Karli



Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lil Bit's Dew Claw Song

Blood trails! Horrible cries! Moaning and chaos! Was this a murder scene? Had a major natural disaster just taken place such as a tornado or earthquake?

No. This was just my kitchen, I realized as I crawled out of a warm pile of yet unfolded towels in the laundry basket. 

Something WAS seriously wrong however; my brother Lil Bit was carrying on like someone had just stepped on his scrawny, mostly hairless tail. 

Lil Bit doesn't cry like most doxies. We call him Monkey Boy  because he makes an “oooo aaaaa oh oh oh oh oh” sound. Mom says if people were blind folded they would think they were in the primate house of the zoo.

“What is the matter Lil Bit?!!!” I ran over and sniffed his heiney for more information.

“I stubbed my toe and my right dew claw got ripped off!!! OOOOO AAAAA OH OH OH OH OH!!!!!” he yelped loudly and continued. “And now I can’t find it.”

“Welp you can’t glue it back on ya know?” I informed him.

“I just want it. It has been attached to me for 14 years! OOOOO AAAAA OH OH OH OH OH” he cried again red blood dripping from his still fresh wound.

“Ok…I will help you find it! “ I volunteered. “But instead of crying…why don’t you turn your pain into something positive!”

“Huh?” Lil  Bit asked.

“Sing a song about you dew claw! It will release those end dor fins mom is always talking about to make your paw feel better! Also…your monkey cry is driving me nuts!” I explained.

“Ok…I will try.” Lil Bit agreed.


This is Lil Bit’s Dew Claw Song....sung to a country western tune. 

I was strolling through the kitchen, looking for a treat,
A piece of cheese or sausage or any kind of meat.
I stubbed my toe on somethin’, don’t really know at all
But I felt a mighty awful pain and ripped off my dew claw!

Oh dew claw I loved you. I've had you all my life.
Some folks say your pointless but they aren't right.
When you’re a doxie with no teeth, that extra claw helps hold your meeeaaaatttt!!!
Oh dew claw, my right dew claw, I’ll miss you so.

And now my paw is bloody and making quite a mess.
I just dripped blood all over mommy’s favorite dress
I need to find you dew claw before this day ends
I’ll keep you for forever, cuz you been such a great friend

Oh dew claw I loved you. I’ve had you all my life.
Some folks say your pointless but they aren’t right.
When you’re a doxie with no teeth, that extra claw helps hold your meeeaaaatttt!!!
Oh dew claw, my right dew claw, I’ll miss you so.

Now mom just walked through the door, and sees the awful mess
I’m gonna get a spankin’ for ruinin her dress.
Wait, she picked me up and hugged me, gave me kiss.
I guess she knows how much my dew claw I will miss!

Oh dew claw I loved you. I’ve had you all my life.
Some folks say your pointless but they aren’t right.
When you’re a doxie with no teeth, that extra claw helps hold your meeeaaaatttt!!!
Oh dew claw, my right dew claw, I’ll miss you so.

She cuddled me and wiped me off and told me cry no more
Mom put me down and helped me track my blood across the floor
Back to where I stubbed my toe, the scene of the crime.
And there I found my dew claw, it once again is mine!

Oh dew claw I loved you. I’ve had you all my life.
Some folks say your pointless but they aren’t right.
When you’re a doxie with no teeth, that extra claw helps hold your meeeaaaatttt!!!
Oh dew claw, my right dew claw, I’ll miss you soooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

I followed Lil Bit's trail of blood back to where he stubbed his toe and reunited him with his dew claw. 

He ate it.

The End.



 The music and lyrics of this song will be released soon by our dear friends Nik Liszewski and sung by Trish Kackritz!!!  (Nuit Doxie Liszewski's parents)