Good morning, friends! Happpppy Presidents’ Day!
Mom has today off and promised beyond promise that she would help me type a blog. I told her it had been waaaaay too long since our last update and that you guys probably thought we gave up on blogging. So here we are!
Okay….so…the biggest news I have is that Mom and Dad had a bunch of allergy testing done on Macy to find out why she kept getting sores and bumps all over her body. Well, Doofus is allergic to EVERYTHING! Check this list out and keep in mind that anything over 300 is an allergy:
Everyone was completely shocked, including the vet. He said, “Ideally, I’d like to put her in a bubble but that’s not possible. So, instead, she needs to wear shoes everytime she goes outside.” Mom was like, “But we don’t take her for leash walks, so shoes don’t make sense. Once she’s done doing her business she likes to lay in the yard.” And he said, “No more laying in the yard.”
After much discussion, Mom and Dad decided that as long as the allergy medication (Apoquel) is enough to keep the allergies away, Macy can still lay in the yard because what kind of life would it be for her if she had to always be in the house? Even I think that’s too cruel for Doofus. Not to mention the fact that if she can’t go outside and burn off energy it’ll just make my life even worse.
The other thing the vet said was that Macy needed to be put on a prescription diet. When Mom calculated the cost at $210/month, she nearly fainted. She asked the doctor why Macy couldn’t be on grain-free store-bought food (without the other allergens added). He explained store-bought food is not monitored for content whereas prescription food is. Monitoring is important because prescription foods contain hydrolyzed proteins. These are tiny proteins that measure 5 kilodaltons (kDa) or below. This prevents an allergic reaction. Most store-bought foods contain proteins that are 20 kDa, creating an allergic reaction. Then there’s the obvious fact that store-bought grain-free foods are manufactured on the same lines as the regular grain-included foods.
Again, Mom and Dad discussed it and decided to try a store-bought food in conjunction with the Apoquel. If it doesn’t work, they’ll
refinance their mortgage find a way to pay for Dumb-Dumb’s food.
So, Mom did lots of research and found Earthborn Holistic Grain-Free food. One of the types contains nothing Macy is allergic to. This is a huge feat because most things contain potato or soy. Anywho, the best part? We are ALL eating this deliciousness now! It is SOOOO good. Even Macy, the pickiest of picky eaters, gobbles it up in seconds. It will only cost about $100/month to feed all of us compared to the Rx food which was $210 to feed JUST Macy.
Ok, enough about my dumb sister and more about me 🙂
I went on the 8th for a dental and guess what? No cavities and no extractions! I have beautiful pearly whites and breath that smells like roses. *Insert Noodle dance here*
Here’s the funniest update. I hadn’t had a haircut in 87 gazillion months. My hair was REALLY long. Like, 2 inches long. I was suuuuuuper fluffy. Here, look:
This is from a couple weeks ago so my hair was even longer than in the picture.
Okay, well the other day, Mom FINALLY cut it because we haven’t had a cold day in like 3 weeks. Look at my new do:
She gave me a mohawk!!! It’s the best haircut ever!!! I know I’m not smiling in this picture but I truly am happy.
I feel like such a rebel.
Anywho, I’m off to go snuggle up to Mom. I like when she has extra days off.
Hope everyone in Blogville is doing well.