Trixie’s dilemma

Trixie on lapActually it’s become my dilemma.  Last week days ago Trixie came down with a skin irritation.  I took her to the vet and he prescribed some allergy pills that would relieve her itch.  He said they had steroids in them that would cause her to pee more often.  He wasn’t kidding.  She’s gone from being a very good house dog to having several accidents a day.  I’m not even sure if they’re accidents any more or just habit.  She can last fine from 9 pm until 7 am without a problem, but once she’s up she’s going often… and anywhere.  I’ve been taking her out every couple of hours where before she’d go 5 or 6 hours without a problem.

 I stopped the pills a couple days ago, earlier than he prescribed, and she’s not irritated like she was.  I just thought the medicine would wear off my now.

My wife thinks we should buy a litter box since one of our friends has one for their dog and he uses it.  But Trixie’s not a pup and I don’t think she’d learn to use it.


Google Doodle honors Mark Twain’s 176th birthday

Mark twain google

Google honors a man born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, but better knows as Mark Twain on this, the 176th  anniversary of his birth.  Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida Missouri but grew up in  Hannibal Missouri.  Twain was a prolific writer who penned The Adventures of Tom Saywer, The Prince and the Pauper and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn just to name a few. 

Here’s a little look at the Google Doodle on Twain.