Belle and Hot Dog Withdrawls

We are three days past Belle’s last dosage of her various medicines for her hot spot and double ear infection.  Greg’s schedule at work got crazy  requiring him to work some very long hours. So after the first few days of us tag teaming to give Belle her meds I took over the task solo.   Belle was a rock star, by then she knew the drill and would gobble up the pill infused hot dog, then would trot into the living room and with a “come on Girl’ while patting the couch cushion would jump up,  lay down and let me swab out her ear canals and put in the drops then after some cuddles and love led the way to the kitchen for her Beggin Strip.

Now did she love having her ears messed with? Nope. Did she even remotely like having her ears messed with? Not so much.   I was gentle but quick and she would do her best to convince me that her left ear didn’t need to be looked at, at all.  Of course it did because that was the worse out of the two.

Now as I said we are 3 days out and both morning and night Belle still comes up to me and gives me the “you forgot something” look that she does so well.   I tell her that her pills are “All gone, You’re better!!!” (all said in perky happy voice that annoys me so I can only imagine what it does to her.)  All she knows is that she still wants her twice a day hot dog!  Hang in there Belle Pup, Sunday and the newly introduced to our routine weekly ear wash swab is coming for you and your sisters so you can tell them all about how awesome those Beggin Strips are!

Belle, Bess and Bonnie

Belle, Bess and Bonnie

Such is life with our pups!

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  1. So, your encouraging voice doesn’t fool you either! The three of them almost look irresistible as they beg for treats. Your predicament is not one that I would wish on anyone!
    Habits are hard to break when they are fantastically wonderful ones. Your love and wisdom will work as the memory fades, but until then, you have my heartfelt thoughts as you all overcome this time in their lives.
    Carolyn

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