The Bean is feeling about 70% better. She can actually walk, eat and talk and has enough energy to annoy the hell out of her brother.
She missed this whole week of school (it was only 3 days long due to Spring break), which means she missed 9 days of school in March total.
Girlfriend’s arms, legs, hands, feet and face are COVERED in a spotted rash. According to the doctor, it’s all part of the stomach virus she had and is not contagious. It doesn’t seem to bother her too much, although her hands and feet are itchy as heck, but it looks terrible. Not that I tell her that, but I cringe in sympathy/horror every time I look at her.
I put ketchup in Scorch’s toothpaste this morning as an April Fool’s joke- just a tiny squirt at the top of the bottle- and it was hysterical. His reaction was picture perfect and I’ll pull the video out every time I need a laugh.
By the time we got to school 30 minutes later, Scorch didn’t find mine or the Bean’s continued laughter at his expense funny and proceeded to have a meltdown that included a 5 minute recap of all the horrible ways we tease him. That list included this prank and that fact that we bring up the time Belle kissed him at Disney World when he was 5 over and over. Bottom line, according to my kid, I’m the worst.
Every time my dog farts or wags her tail vigorously, it smells like gingerbread.
It sells like gingerbread because Crazy had infected, impacted internal anal glands – a fact we discovered 6+ weeks ago and are still working weekly to fix at the vet. Every time the vet does their thing (I’ll spare you the details), they spray her down to help with the smell. It doesn’t help. The scent of Gingerbread now makes me feel sick.
Kids are sensitive souls with wacky immune systems and elderly dogs have issues that no one ever warned me about because if they had, I would have stuck with cats.
I laughed until I cried reading this. Seriously, GINGERBREAD?? In 9 total years of dog ownership I only dealt with the whole anal gland thing one time, which happened to be the week before we moved cross country, when I was dealing with two kids, one of whom was having surgery, two dogs and the move on my own. Hope everyone is much improved and back to smelling like plain old dog (well, not Bean of course).