Just wanted to let you know that I am fine and enjoying this unplanned but much needed break from the Scottie News. Unfortunately, Bridget’s itchiness — diagnosed two months ago as seasonal allergies — is back with a vengeance and it is quite upsetting to see her so uncomfortable. I have temporarily drugged her with Benadryl until we can get to the vet this week.
Her coat has become quite scraggly and she often does not want to go out for her evening walks although she has always had periods where she has been weird about walking certain places at certain times of day. I suspect the vet may want to do some blood tests just to check there’s nothing underlying all this. I’m worried and simultaneously relieved that she’s eating well, guarding the house and hanging with the cat, who is now quite grown up.
Penny, who currently enjoys feline frenemy status, makes a habit of accompanying Bridget on her walks and it causes a lot of comments from amused onlookers. Bridget and Penny even sit outside the coffee shop together waiting for me. And yesterday, Penny patrolled the outer rim of the dog park, which was not a smart move, but, I’m sorry to say, perfectly in character.
I took this video this morning in snowless Toronto. (My deepest sympathies to all of you
suckers in the northeastern U.S. and anywhere else covered in snow. Been there done that). I wanted to take more video, but Bridget and her walker were too embarrassed. Also, it was really hard to see what I was filming on the Nano. All things considered, it turned out okay and gives you some idea of what Bridget now deals with. I will keep trying until I get some of the really funny stuff: dog leaping, dog poking, and other daring feats that even Avatar doesn’t have.
And for you people dealing with snow, here’s Scottish Terrier Piper last January:
Now, here’s another Piper, just seven months old and from the famous Pittsburgh dynasty well known to regular Scottie News readers, experiencing her first snow:
And, finally, here are some tips on dealing with the dreaded Scottish Terrier snowballs. Good luck and I really mean that.