Puppy walking

An adventure in looking after a puppy until it is old enough to be properly trained as a guide dog for the blind.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

We had another busy weekend. A friend who Rockwell has never met came to stay for a couple of days and he immediately adopted her into our pack. I really think he is happier the bigger the pack. She was very tolerant of him and even helped me with his stinky ear. As is the way with most lop-eared dogs, one ear is smelling yeasty and I have been keeping it at bay by cleaning it with a dry cotton ball twice a day. However, I really noticed it when Betty was here, probably because I became extra conscious due to having a house guest. One morning, she suggested I try a diluted solution of vinegar and water and I had to slap myself up-side the head. Of course! I only have herbed vinegar that I made myself so when I was done, he smelled, as Betty said, like a salad, but I think the ear is improving already. Anyway, it can't hurt him and it may keep me from having to take him in to the vet.
Our friend Betty


At 3:14 p.m., June 13, 2006, Blogger Sandy said...

Julia - I use vinegar and water on Boogalu and Pearl. Works great and is far cheaper than the ear washes at the pet store.

At 4:08 p.m., June 13, 2006, Blogger Natalie said...

Yummy, salad ear!

Hope Rockwell's ear gets better soon !

HUgs and puppy kisses,
Nat and Petey

At 1:52 p.m., June 15, 2006, Blogger JuliaR said...

Sandy, thanks for the supporting confirmation.

Petey, are you mocking Rockwell, calling him "salad ear"? I think he could take you in a wrestling match! Actually, the only thing that bothers him about his ear is us, cleaning it!


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