Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lumpy Jaw and Bucket Head

I'm pretty sure I've figgered out what ails me. I did some research in one of College Kid's textbooks and I think I have Bovine Actinomycosis. Yep, lumpy jaw. Can you see it in the photo? My jaw is swelled up hard and it's not too comfortable. My Boy says that's ridiculous, that dogs don't get lumpy jaw, only cows, and I haven't been around the cows. I think My Boy may have brought it home on his boots, which I like to investigate when I catch no one looking. However, no one believes my self-diagnosis and they took me to the vet, who said it was an insect bite (remember our 90 degree weather last week?) and put me on antibiotics. Already the swelling is better, though I'm wearing my collar a bit looser these days so I don't swell up and die in the night.
Glynn is having problems of her own, too. She started rubbing her eyes and got them very red. Now she's wearing an Elizabethan collar so she can't hurt them. This requires that I do what every loving brother does when his little sis needs sympathy. I put my paw on her shoulder, looked at her, and called her a Bucket Head. I said if we sit her on the television and turn her just right, we might get a few new satellite channels.
Glynn was not amused. In fact, she called me a few choice names but I think in the end it made her feel a little better to fuss a bit with me. After all, that's what big brothers are for, right?


Gus said...

ohoh...muzzer recommends against self diagnosing, however, she is in solidarity with you on the bug bite thingy. We posted pictures one time of what she looked like when a buggy got her on the face. even not prettier than usual. And we think Gwynn has allergies, see her feetsies? all pinkie from lickin them?

how many new channels did you get?


Jake of Florida said...

We hope your insect bite was not from one of those scary killer bees. We've heard they are taking over the bee population.

Regardless of your lumpy jaw and Gwynn's bucket head -- we think the two of you are extraordinarily good-looking examples of our terrier breed and we love to look at your handsome/beautiful faces!!!

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Eric said...

Nasty bugs.Thanks dog it's not the foot and mouth thingie. And poor Glynn.She has footies like mine when I had the itchie scratchie allergies, my eyes were sore too. Useful though for the extra channels, best not to watch Animal Hospital...

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no! Our paws are crossed that you're both feeling better soon! We hope you lose the dreaded lampshade soon, Glynn! It's sure no fun!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Tell, even though I think you're a hoot matie my sissies aren't laughing. They just don't have our sense of humour.
We hope Glynn is better soon and you too matie.


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We hope your bug bite thingy is gone very soon, Tell! That must have been one really nasty bug to make you swell up that much! We hope Glynn's allergies are all better soon, too! Poor babies!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Agatha and Archie said...

Hee hee hoo hooo bucket head..I mean we are sooo sorry you have to wear that Glynn....and we are glad it was only an insect bite and not that other thing. way to hard to say...Love A+A