Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Well, momma hasn't gotten started on da February dress, but she did make a new jacket.  It are a bright yellow fleecey with owls on one side and hearts on da other.

I guess it are kinda fittin since we's night owls round here.

And when I wearin it, I can't scratch da hot spot, which are probably her all-terrier motive.  Speakin of da hot spot, it are pretty much da same.  I's been subjected to just bout everything, but it are still oozin da green mucus stuff and bein all nasty.  Momma are tryin to give da Aunty-Bye-Otics some time to work before rushin me back to da vet, but we's both gettin frustermarated.


  1. We are so sorry to hear that your HOT SPOT is still NOT better...

    We love the OWL print... and glad that you can't get to the Hot Spot to cause it to be worse... It must be driving you BATTY... We hate that.. and feel really bad and sad fur you.

  2. hot spots can be hard to treat - have your tried pawpaw ointment?

  3. Ohhhhhhhh, i loves that dress...I be dreaming of it....say maybe the pool needs to be opened to go get in the water and wash away the ooozzzz!

    The Mad Scots

    1. Well, it wuz not really pool weather today. When I wuz a puppy, I'd jump in in da cold, but I's gotten older and wiser.

  4. Kyla never got hot spots. She got everything else, except for tick and fleas which nobody gets here.

    1. At least she didn't have to put up wif dem. We had a basset girl who got real bad hot spots.

  5. I was reading a holistic web site and it was touting the virtues of coconut oil.
    Then I read this on Westie Julep~~~
    Many diseases and ailments, like yeast infections, smelly coats,
    hot spots, cuts that have been infected, and even cracked paws,
    can all be cured with just a jar of “virgin coconut oil.”
    When all forms of diet remedies have failed, then it is time to try
    out this miracle natural medicine for your dog. Virgin coconut oil means
    that it is unrefined, and it can be used for both dogs and humans.
    Lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid, can help prevent
    bacterial and viral infections. This is most commonly found
    in a mother’s milk and builds the immune system.
    Fortunately, dogs can benefit from the same kind of protection
    and health advantages it gives throughout their lives.
    There are many other benefits of coconut oil for dogs,
    all good reasons why you should give your dog some
    virgin coconut oil. First, it can potentially reduce cancer risks.
    It also improves the digestion of your dog and becomes
    medicine for most digestive upsets. The thyroid function is also
    kept normal with coconut oil. It can give your dog a smooth
    glossy coat, as well as healthy, supple skin. Yeast and fungal
    infections are also treated and prevented through the
    use of coconut oil. Arthritis and similar pains can also
    be minimized or treated. Coconut can also balance your dog’s
    metabolism rate to keep his weight under control.
    Coconut oil may provide an effective defense against
    many troublesome parasites including giardia. Like bacteria and fungi,
    giardia can’t stand up against MCFA found in coconut oil.
    It can be given internally or applied externally, and can provide
    remedies for many skin infections. It can disinfect cuts and improve
    your dog’s general skin and coat condition, making it healthier.
    Wounds also heal faster with coconut oil, and it helps to deodorize
    your dog’s skin and clear up some rashes as well.

    I don't have any stock in coconut oil but have you tried this. Anything is worth a shot.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

    1. Make it organic-they hawk it at Costco.

    2. It's good stuff Whitley!! Worth a try, aye??

    3. We agree, We have big jars of it in out pantry!

    4. Momma wuz kinda thinkin dat I are beyond what coconut oil could do, since I is oozin and all, but it are worth a shot. We used to have some, but think it's all gone now, so we'll be pickin some up. It can't hurt and might help.

    5. Mom gives me some coconut oil every morning. She mashes it in my kibble and I scarf it down. I had an ear infection a while ago, and it was nasty, while mom was waiting to get me into the vet she melted some coconut oil and dabbed it in my ear. I was also still getting the stuff on my food. By the time I got to the vet, my ear was much better. If it hadn't been that mom took a picture the vet would not have believed her. I did not get anteebiotics at that time, because it was better. I would say try it anyway.

      That new coat is beautiful!

  6. I like your new jacket it very trendy. I hope your hot spot heals soon.

    Aroo to you,

  7. Crikey Whitley ..... we love owls at our house. That jacket is GREAT!! That hotspot, however isn't!!! What a long time it's taking, aye?? I know everyone keeps saying how good the coconut oil is and it is but it doesn't work overnight. You've got to stick with the treatment but once that horrible thing gets better maybe give the coconut oil a go, aye??? Might just stop another one forming. Your poor Momma .... she must be so worried .... not mention frustermarated ...

    1. Yeah, plus I are gettin cranky bout it bein cleaned off all da time - I got a lil nippy tonight.

  8. I love your owl sweater!
    I hope your hot spots go away

  9. What a sweet jacket!
    Aroooooooo! Hooooooot! BOL!

    Hope that howl and hoot scare the hot spat off of you. Sheesh, enough of that hoit mess already. POTP!

  10. We just love your Owl wrap Whitley...we bet it feels soft on your owie too...BUT it would be much better it that owie just WENT AWAY!! We are sending POTP for it to heal soon!
    Dory, Arty, Jakey & Bilbo

  11. I am so sorry that you are still battling the hot spots. : ( I love your new jacket. Where does your mom get patterns for you?

  12. That is a lovely cosy jacket. You sure look as snug as a bug in a rug. Cross paws that the antibiotics work.
    Toodle pip!
    PS Random scientific fact: Did you know that the first antibiotic (penicillin of course) was discovered by Alexander Fleming, a Scotsman?

    1. Yup, I actually did know dat one Bertie. Us Scots has done some important stuff, Like inventin da phone too.

  13. That one is fabulous owltastic. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. What a fun jacket and it looks beautiful on you, Whitley! We sure wish this troublesome hotspot would go away!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  15. Hey, Whitley - Mom found this in her "keeper" folder. Maybe one of these can help?

    *Hot Spots*: Best to clip surrounding hair, clean and dry the area (you can
    clean it by soaking a terry cloth in warm, slightly salted water and laying
    it over the area until it is softened, then gently scrub it clean), and then
    apply one of the following:

    1.Tea Tree oil (do not get in the eyes and do NOT use tea tree oil on toy
    2. Three parts Flower of sulpher or sulpher flowers to 1 part Crisco or
    vaseline, to make a paste
    3. Sulfodene (also helps deter ear mites, fleas and ticks)
    4. Extra medicated Gold Bond powder
    5. Gentocin spray
    6.Solarcaine to stop the itching
    7. Betadine ointment
    8. Furasol ointment or Furol spray
    9. A mixture of very strong tea with an aspirin dissolved in it 2-3 times
    10. Equal parts water and apple cider vinegar solution 3 times daily
    11. Allercaine spray (from Tomlyn)
    12. Scalpicin shampoo
    13. BFI powder
    14. Lipiderm
    15. Tannic acid/wet tea bag
    16. Pellitol ointment
    17. Burosol powder
    18. Cruex athlete’s foot spray
    19. Rub Dial soap over the affected area
    20. Ten percent (10%) Benozyl peroxide (acne medication)
    21.Malox liquid
    22. Raw honey
    *More on Hot Spots from that book *:
    Best to clip surrounding hair, clean and dry the area (you can clean it by
    soaking a terry cloth in warm, slightly salted water and laying it over the
    area until it is softened, then gently scrub it clean), and then apply one
    of the following:
    23. Dab with Listerine and then dust with Cruex
    24. Sore throat spray (numbs the itching)
    25. Cover the hot spot with a Duoderm patch (available in your pharmacy).
    This is an over the counter remedy for cold sores that is kept behind the
    pharmacist’s counter. It looks like a Dr. Scholl’s moleskin with soothing
    medication and adhesive on one side. Cut a piece a little larger than the
    sore and add extra tape to secure it. When the hair grows out and the
    bandage falls off, the hot spot will be gone.
    26. Mist the area with a 50/50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide, pat
    dry and dust on Gold Bond powder
    27. Mix up a solution of strong Camomille tea (1/3 cup) with 1/3 cup Aloe
    gel, and about 10 drops of Tea Tree oil. Mix with water and store in the
    fridge in a spray bottle, or you can omit the water and just dab on the
    affected area.
    28. Apply Listerine to the spot with cotton and let it heal.
    29. Apply a salve of 1 teaspoon sulphur powder in a couple of tablespoons of
    Bag Balm. This will not hurt the dog if they lick it off.
    30. Bleach: Mix water and bleech (10 to 2 ratio) and spray on area. Great
    for show dogs because you do not have to shave the area.
    31. Make a mix of ľ witch hazel, Ľ aloe vera gel or juice and a few drops of
    tea tree oil. Apply daily, more than once if necessary, for a few days and
    then once weekly as needed.

    1. Fanks y'all. We's tryin da Betadine stuff now, Finley's momma read bout it on some vet website.

  16. So sorry to hear that you are still troubled with the hot spot,,,,prayers for " feel good" being sent your way. But,,,you do look great in your little jacket !

  17. Love that jacket! You look great in yellow! hope you feel better soon.

  18. I am thinking that the hot spot might need to be uncovered so that it can get air to heal, while the jacket is precious, it is keeping in sweat, etc........which could be further irritating the hot spot. The antibiotics and pred have always cleared up Cody's hot spots, but it does take a few days. Sending (((hugs))) and the jacket is precious!

    1. If it wuz uncovered, I'd be a bloody mess in about 3 minutes from scratchin.

  19. that's great, I love things with owls! Your mom should get the goldmedal of the sewing-OWLympics!
    easy Rider

    1. BOL. I dunno, she messed up da firstest time, so I don't think she deserves any medals yet.

  20. Wow, your Mom keeps coming up with more and more great fashionable clothes for you! Amazing!

    As far as remedies for hot spots go, it's best to follow your vet's advice. (Mom and Dad—RN and Pharmacist—ran a pharmacy for ten years.)

    1. Yep, we are still doin da loshun and da cleanin da vet said. And of course da Aunty-Bye-Otics.

  21. Oh I do hope that nasty hot spot clears up for you soon Whitley, you must be well fed up wiv it by now!
    Butt, you's got another great outfit there. I luffs it. I've send Mum to the shops to find a pattern for me, paws crossed she does a bit less talking about it and more making me a new outfit! (Will of course want your valuable fashion advice on the results!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. Good luck - my momma seems to do better on da talkin as opposed to da actual makin.

  22. Mom loves owls, we have a real one that lives in our complex gardens, we can sometimes hear him *hooting* at night.
    Awww, we're sorry about those hot spots. We hope the aunti-bi-otics and your fancy new jacket help.
    Wally & Sammy

    1. Fanks. We got some owls in our nayborhood we can hear too.


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