Friday, September 18, 2009

Dirty Doggy: I'm taking a bath

After 2 weeks of non-stop rain and strong winds, I finally get a glimpse of glorious sunshine. I'm glad my master finally decided to get me out of my cage. I was getting so cramped in it.

I felt that my fur would turn blue if I had stayed longer. Of course, I didn't have the camouflaging abilities of a chameleon but not leaving a cage for almost two whole weeks except during the daily clean-up was killing me, literally speaking. After all, what dog doesn't need its daily exercise? Some dogs walk, I run and roll and chase the chicken wantonly.

With this momentary freedom I was given, I took immediate advantage of it. The ground was wet but it didn't stop me from running. I even sprawled on the wet ground occasionally. I knew I was getting a bath anyway.

Here's my newest picture. I hope the cuteness factor can overpower this filthy image.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Doggy Dilemma: Icky Ticks


After dealing with the mange, now I'm having a new problem. This time, I have fleas- small and big ones. They cause me to itch alot and It's starting to annoy me!!!

I scratch in the morning. I scratch at noon and even at night time. But the itchiness worsens during the midday because it's very hot. I'm not sure if it's because they woke up late and would prefer to eat a bloody brunch or purely because my temperature's higher at the peak of the sun's daily rotation.

Could somebody help me out?!? My master is currently using a soap (Bay-O-Pet Flea and Tick Soap...something) which was recommended by our neighbor but we're still unsure of its effectivity because it's been raining for the past couple of days and it would be too cold if I'd be given a bath.

Anyway, Master and I have been researching about ticks. I've discovered that the most common tick infestations in Asian countries are caused by Brown Dog Ticks. If you want to read more about them, here's a good reference about those darned parasites:

https://transact.nt.gov.au/ebiz/dbird/TechPublications.nsf/A0F197A41DC1C28E69257004004BCE9C/$file/372.pdf?OpenElement
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