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:

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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.”

Whaaaaaaat?!?!?!

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:

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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:

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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.

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About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. WOW Noodle….so it turns out that Macy is allergic to EVERYTHING (well…not quite) but that finding a good food that was OK for her to eat wound up being SUPER for you too! If it’s yummy and good for you – well – that’s definitely a win/win. We love your Mohawk. You look totally cool – now if you can talk her into making it purple somehow without hurting your skin! (just kidding).

    Love, Teddy

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    • Hi Teddy! When the doctor told mom Macy was allergic to everything, she thought he was exaggerating. Then she saw the results and was like, “OMD! She’s allergic to EVERYTHING!”

      A purple mohawk?! Ooooooh! That sounds neat.

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  2. wow that is a lot of moneeh…. but I will cross my paws that the apoquel and the howl-istic food work very well and Macy can enjoy a super spring and summer in the garden….hugs and potp to you all

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  3. Your mom is a wicked, mad problem solver, N. She is also a good barber. Your Mohawk looks positively dangerous, and you are rocking it out with style! Enjoy this special day off, and fill it with snuggles.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  4. chesterspaniel says:

    It’s nice to see you again Noodle! Hooray!

    Holy tripe Batman! That’s a lot of allergies! What’s left to eat but slugs and snails? (How on earth did Macy get allergic to kangaroo?)

    I was able to get super fluffy this winter until a couple weeks ago, when I got my buzz cut from Miss Jacquie. Ghostwriter says I track in a lot less dirt and mud when I’ve got shorter furs. And like you, everyone can see all my great freckles better when I have a buzz cut.

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    • Mom laughed when she saw the kangaroo part. Like, why didn’t they test for salmon but they test for kangaroo? Kangaroo meat is not common in American dog foods.

      My Mom was displeased with the dirt I was retaining as well. Now I just have fluffy feet and they still keep lots of good dirt in them. Mom doesn’t have the energy to clip them though because she says I fight like my life depends on it.

      We both have really great freckles!

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  5. Amy says:

    So cement the yard and someone go deer hunting? Or do what I did (for different reasons) and go raw diet. I get a lot of free meat from people cleaning out their freezers. My biggest cost is in chicken wings and green tripe.
    Noodle, it is so good to see you again! xoxoxo Mom #2

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  6. So happy to hear from your guys! Holy buckets, Noodle…who knew anyone could be allergic to houseflies? Glad Miss Macy and her ears aren’t allergic to them but have heard grasses and grains play havoc with allergies. We’re keeping our paws crossed the new food (together with the medication) lets everyone thrive and survive all the allergens. It’d be a super bummer to take away rolls in the yard.
    P.S. Love your super nice new do, too. You’re one handsome fella, little man 😍

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  7. dorysbackyard says:

    Love your Mohawk Noodle!!! We sure hope Macy’s apoquel does the trick! Arty has to take it too!
    xoxo,
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

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  8. corkscot says:

    Allergies are a bummer. we hope that May will do very well with her new regime.

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  9. nordhuesn says:

    You look really bad_$$ in your mohawk!!! A new superhero! So glad your Mom wrote today as we were missing all of you. Allergies are not fun, but it looks like you Momma has done her homework. We hope it works for her. Thanks for the news!

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  10. NylabluesMum says:

    Good Greef yur rite Noodle mee Moodle: Doofuss mee meenss Macy ISS allergick to all most efurryfing!!! Seereuslee that iss not good….butt thee new Eartyfood soundss pawtastick an the price iss MUCH better!!
    Sure iss weerd that Macy iss allergick to American Cockyroachess butt not German oness??? What’ss uppy with THAT??? Mew mew mew…..
    An yur Moe-hawk iss DA BOMM mee BFF!! if mee had long fur mee wood get Ladymum to Moe-hawk mee all so!! Mee sure did miss you Noodle….LadyMum was goin to rite a card to yur Mumma if you not show uppy this week!!
    ***ear licksss*** an ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~

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    • BOL! I didn’t even realize that she was allergic to American and not German roaches. BOL! You would look SO awesome with a mohawk!!! We missed you a lot, friend. Mom is just so bad about keeping in touch. She watches and reads all updates though. She told me to she’s very sorry for not speaking up. *ear licks* Noodle your Moodle

      P.S.

      Zoomies? ****zooooooom****

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      • NylabluesMum says:

        Mee an LadyMum red thee list twice! An mee was scratchin mee head mee can tell you Noodle….so If you efurr meet a cockyroach ask him if hee iss American or German, mew mew mew…..
        Iss OK about not keepin inn touch; wee sorta spore-adick all so because of LadyMum’ss uppy/down health. An NO need to apawlogize Aunty Samantha!
        **nose bumpsss** an ~~ear licksss~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~
        Pee S: Zoomie zoomie zoomie…yur IT Noodle!!!

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      • BOL! I’ll make sure to tell Macy that. OMD! You are so funny 😀 😀 😀

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  11. Piglove says:

    WOW! She is allergic to everything – thankfully not YOU! Bless her heart. I hope she is feeling better. XOXO – Bacon

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    • OMD! They didn’t test for canine or human dander. What if she IS allergic to us? Oh how I wish she was allergic to me. Then she’d HAVE to stay away. BOL! She seems to be doing really well with the new medicine. It’s good to see you, Bacon! *ear licks*

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  12. Nice to hear of you! Poor Macy, but her story has a happy end, you all are happy and food is great. You look great with your haircut.
    Kitty hugs!
    Kosmo,
    in faraway Finland.

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  13. NylabluesMum says:

    You better take Macy back fur a test if shee iss allergick to Japanese Cockroachess all so Noodle mee Moodle!! yes thee DO xist!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cockroach
    Macy iss goin to have to be multy lingual to speek to all these buggies!!!

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  14. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog hay my sister trixie wuz on apoquel breefly and it did do wunders for her allerdjeez!!! just keep an eye on macy pleez on akkownt of apoquel kan hav an effect on cancer rayts trixie had wun develop on her leg not long after starting it and after it wuz reemovd the derm … derma … the skin doctor sed that trixie shud not kontinyoo to tayk it ennymor!!! ok bye

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