Tutu Day

Not as lyrical as Thorsday, but that’s the best I could do.    Happy Dogs on Thursday, little friday or whatever else you might call today. 

Why Tutuday?  Because this week, I’ve been working on Sissy’s blog.  It’s not perfect, but it’s up and running.  Don’t feel obligated to visit or make Don’t Mess with my Tutu a regular read; while the girls will make appearances for my own entertainment, the purpose of the blog is to record the details of our journey. 

Sissy, window shopping at the farm

To bring everyone up to speed, Sissy is in the process of being diagnosed with some rather significant food allergies.  I use significant instead of serious, because the old medic in me  can’t make peace with the lack of anaphylatic signs and symptoms.  Mugsy had seasonal, environmental allergies and presented in a fashion I recognized; he’d wheeze, sneeze, have red, runny eyes, runny nose, etc. 

Cow counting... One, two, three...

Food allergies are still very new to me, but we’re learning every day.   I’d figured out on my own that the girl couldn’t eat corn meal or chicken MEAL (chicken meat didn’t seem to bother her), but the new to us vet is saying beef and venison are also quite likely allergens.   Beef is in EVERYTHING, including the heartworm preventative we were using.  Sigh.

Just a pretty sunset at the farm

On Dogs N More, I noted that Ally introduced me to allergy blood testing for pets.  We’re going to run that past new vet, and basically, if she isn’t dead-set against it (with valid reasons I can embrace), we’ll be giving that a whirl as soon as possible too.

So, consider yourself invited.  Proceed with caution though, because Sissy’s main symptom is … not polite conversation.   I’ll note and link here when I do update that blog, for a while anyway.  Eventually, y’all will decide whether you care to read about that or not, and again, no pressure…

While I have your dogged attention, I do want to flash a prize I won from a contest last year.   They’re made by Local Gringos, and that link will take you to her Etsy shop.

That’s the back.  Darling presentation of a great idea, no?  And I’m just sure the doggy featured is a Jack Russell, so how appropriate!

Happy little friday to you.  I’ve been knitting and knitting, but still no FO to show for it.  I should definitely have at least one next week, if not one and some handspun.

13 comments on “Tutu Day

  1. Sue says:

    Gretchen is going to be jealous that Sissy has her very own blog. By the way, I love the title.

  2. Nichole says:

    Oh I just LOVE those handmade tags – adorable!

    Looking forward to Sis’ adventures in blogging!!!

    Let me know what your vet thinks about that blood test…

  3. gaylen says:

    Very lovely photos accompanying the post today. Good chatter too – Sissy blog is fun. Nice to hear about what’s going on in her world.

    Love, love, love the gift tags and it does indeed look like a JRT! g

  4. km says:

    Love the title of the new blog. Hope this year leads to solutions.

  5. AllyB says:

    I love the tutu’s! Thanks for the mention. I’d say cut your journey short and go straight to the blood test. It took me 7 yrs to get there…what a headache. All the food avoidance in the world would not have helped Sam with his issues after all. Good luck! Smooches to the pooches!

  6. Mary says:

    Fingers crossed on finding an ear solution (another pun…sigh-sorry). At work or I would look up what we use on Abby the Doberman. She only seems to have a problem once or so a year, but maybe it is tied to seasonal allergies. But she is a fanatic for an ear rub…so maybe, like Sissy, she still has the infection and just not the ear shake. Good luck with Sissy’s treatment!

    And tell Gretchen she is fetchin’ in her tutu (don’t want her to think I am ignoring her)!

  7. Blond Duck says:

    Oh MY GOD. I need to make Bitty a tutu!

  8. Marjie says:

    I like the reflection of Sissy’s nose in the car window. Thor doesn’t bother to count the cows. He sleeps his way past them. And Thor says no tutu for him, thank you.

  9. anniebananie says:

    I love those pictures. They are very calming.

    Are you still coming to see us skate tomorrow?

    Oh, and the network has been down all day at the office. Bad network – we have WiFi, but still can’t get to any of the servers. The whole east coast of the company is affected.

    I should have stayed home today.

  10. Janet says:

    Very nice photos. Love the tutus! Our dogs have shown food allergies over the years. I’m looking forward to reading Sissy’s blog.

  11. Amy Darsie says:

    Every time I see your dogs wearing tutus … I swear, I always smile a little brighter. Thanks!

  12. Felicia says:

    The girls look adorable in their tutu’s! So sorry to hear about the food allergy. It’s tough enough with people, but I bet it will be harder with a dog.

    The gift tag is so cute!

  13. Dianne says:

    I’ll be adding Sissy’s blog to my list of must-reads. One of these days I’m going to get caught up!

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