they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

oy vey.

so, on the subject of leaves i'm of mixed opinion. i like them. on a tree. i like them in the spring when they are buds. i like them in the summer when they are lush and green and shade-giving. and i really like them in the fall when they turn shades of pink and orange and red and auburn. i like them as they are falling to the ground. because watching them dance in the wind is like watching poetry in motion. and i even like them right after they've reached the ground and they surround the base of the tree from which they fell - a reflection of sorts of what the tree used to be. but i hate them. and i mean HATE them when they are scattered about my yard covering every inch of ground. this year, i have even more reason to hate them than before. they gave gus a bacterial skin infection. i don't really understand the semantics behind it. but because he is so low-to-the-ground and our leaves are all over the ground, he picked something up from them. so now, he has patches of grossness all over his stomach. and a few of them are pussing and smelly. so now, my cute, adorable little wuff wuff smells like a nasty, smarting infection. and he requires a special sponge bath once-a-day for a week with special shampoo. and he doesn't exactly like water. so, it's really an easy job as you can imagine.

i need a leaf blower. or vacuum. or something. poor gussy.

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3 Comments:

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Tara said…

    You seriously have the most high maintenance dog I have ever encountered! God Bless You for putting up with him and all of his idiocyncracies!!

     
  • At 1:55 PM, Anonymous flowerparts@yahoo.com said…

    my pug gatsby gets a red irritation every year at this time...although it's never turned into anything quite as scary as an actual infection....it's no fun seeing him lick his tummy and inside of his legs til they're bright red...he gets a daily dose of benadryl and antibiotic ointment...our other two pugs don't seem to have a problem w/ the leaves. it's weird.

     
  • At 6:32 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    It sounds like that canine of yours is overdue for a trip to "the farm."

     

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