The tension in the Ling Home is palpable. Daisy stands outside in her SPACE COLLAR, refusing to look at me nor enter the house. She's done.
Let me back track...
Last week I put ADVANTAGE II on her for the first time. I was putting Advantage 1 on her but the vet sugguested I use the tick and lice version since LICE is never far from ME(since I am a kindergarten teacher). The liquid must have aggravated the two spots where it was applied and two hot spots were created. I tried to treat them holistically(since dog owners around here are VERY GREEN and only feed their dogs yams and potatoes...). You don't want to be JUDGED as a bad, bad doggy owner around here and excluded from the parks as if you had the plague. If ANYONE had found out I HADN"T tried black tea bags and cucumber paste, I'd really be humiliated.
ANYHOO...Daisy started to itch and itch, wearing herself and her hair patches out. I invested in a SPACE COLLAR, well, that's what "I" call them, obviously PET CO has other ideas...and she seemed okay. Until yesterday...so, $$$$215.00 later, we came home and started the "routine" of applying the five ear washes, ointments, sprays and creams.
Daisy wants NO part of it.
She wants a divorce.
Why is dog-loving so complicated?
I thought that having our kids moving on in life would make our life less complicated, which isn't really true. Every transition in the lives of your kids AND your dog, bring their own changes and hence, adjustments.
Life IS all about change and adjusting. NEVER EVER think you're "got it down."
Even with you dog....
I may need to take her to counseling today, I really want us to work this out....