Friday, 24 October 2008


Hello bloggies! Wagging good to see you. But don't look at ME. No really. Don't. Promise me you won't. I'm not handsome anymore ...waaaaaaah!!!!!! I'm Ugly Eric. My paws all pinkie. My beard stained. Skin's all glowing pinkie too. And I've been biting my paws so bad they bledded. Now I've got big ouchies on my paws and a loonie looking lampshade on my square head. And to boot, Mom's been making me wear her socks on my front leggededs when I'm not wearing the loonie lampshade. Oh woe is me......

Hey, I said NO peeking. Gonna turn my head away. I'm a sorry sight.(But at least I was allowed on one of the spare beds, he,heh!!) Proper poorly. I've got the LURGEY. WaaaaaaaaaHHHH. I've had if for a few weeks now. The itchies. And scratchies. Real bad. All over every inch of my square body. We poor Wireys are prone to it. Al Lurgey ees. First time I've had one and won't go away. I went to the vets again yesterday for a check up to see if I was better. But, sob, I'm not. She told Mom I have to stay on medication for another 6 weeks.Then carry on having paw dips in my special shampoo every day and baths with it too. TWICE A WEEK. GULP. NOoooooooooooo. Plus I'm to keep the lampshade or socks on if Mom thinks I need them. Oh woe, what's a dog to do??????

Gets worser. Food. Or lack of it. I always eat a holistic organic food but now I'm only to be chow down one type at every meal for the next 6 weeks to see if it might be a protein that's the problem. That's the first thing to try. Oh and bloggies that's not ALL. No treats. No sneaky snacks. Not even scrunchy munchies from the cat tray. Or his bowl. Our lovely new DogTor, who luckily specialises in skin problems, told us we have a long windy road ahead to get me better. I've been dog-a-blogging-sobbing. Boooooo hooooo. Me and Mom have been making that big pee pond a lot bigger again this week.

But then a wagging thing happened! A parcel turned up from my admirer, the lovely Toffee. Have I told you I'm sort of sweet on her? He,he!

Got the parcel opening down pat now, despite my one sock handicap. Pay attention. Here's my demonstration for you. It's easy peasy, just pull back the tear strip like so.....

.....stick your noddle right inside the envelope or box like this .....

....and extract the goodies inside, hiding them from the nosey camera. It's YOUR parcel after all. If you happen to be wearing a sock, try and shake it of like I did before ..... study the gift at your own leisure. WOW! Peel your peepers!! It's a totally WICKED Howl o een Pumpkin Man. Boy oh boy! I've never had a Howl o een toy before. Isn't Toffee the most kindest, most pawfect little pupcake? And um....a b b beauty too.

Look Toffee! I'm dancing a jig of joy for you to thank you for ever for my mostest pawfect present,it's the bestest.And smells all sweet like you ...awww. Now I need to sneak me some snackies before Mom catches me.

Pretty impressive what a doggie can do wearing a pair of socks huh? Tee,hee!!!!!! But I saw Mom eying up some Santa's elves boots in desperation the other day. WTF!!!!(as Tanner would say) She wouldn't. Would she????

If you happen to visit the Nursies can you send them over if they are not too busy? Um and ....pawhaps ask if they can bring Toffee too please? Might wig my wag again. I hope to visit everybloggie soon! I've missed you. Silly old pooter won't let me, keeps crashing but Yappeee!! Our new pooter is being set up next week. Paws crossed.See ya.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


Hello my wirey friend!! I'm so sorry to hear about your feeties! I think you are still very paws are in my man!!!

We need to find you a stylish pair of booties for you! I think I shall send my human on a mission to find you some awesomely stylish feetie protectors!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Gus said...

Oh my...poor Eric.

Itchy paws are turrible. I've had them twice, once really bad like you do, only not on the rest of me. And my muzzer was nasty. She bought me baby socks at Le Target. Thank dog no pink ones, but bad enough, little white ones with red and blue baseballs!

Now when I even look at my paw cross-eyed, she says..."Gussie..Do you want me to get the socks out again." Man it takes some willpower, but I STOP right then.

I even had plastic bag wellies for when it was damp out. Sheesh.

Anyway, we are so sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly, and do hope it gets some better when the first frost comes.


Jake of Florida said...

Eric, poor square dog pal, we are so upset to hear of your woes. One of our similarly afflicted wirey pals told us about a cortisone spray that calms the itchies -- but we don't remember it's name. Perhaps your dogtor knows.

In the meantime, we're sending you a gazillion tons of wirey love, and hope things won't be as terrible as you think.

Jake and Just Harry

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Eric...

Sure am sorry ta hear yer sufferin' from allergies....Gram was wonderin' if I was gettin' some and changed my dog food ta one without grain....we'll see if it helps....but I'm not doin' as bad as ya are fer sure....hope the medicine helps and gets ya back on ye feet....

I figured Toffee was yer sweetie....yep I did.....cute girl that one....yes siree....go Eric....

Dewey Dewster here....

Petey said...

Eric, my lad, whether you want to admit it or've got yourself a GIRLFRIEND. And a mighty fine one at that!

"Eric and Toffee, peeing on a tree,
first comes love, then comes marriage,
then a whole litter in a baby carriage!"

Hee hee!

Hey, you need to get your 2-leggeds in touch with Asta's bi-peds as she had some of the same problems with her itchy paws (I thought it just meant she wanted to take a vacation!) and she got some medicine and now is just fine. will we turn socks and a lampshade into a Howl-o-ween costume in a week?

Your pal,


P.S. Guess what? I get to meet your in-laws, errr, Toffee's parents in November!

Jackson said...

Oh poor Eric. Itchies are no fun are they. J1 has made me wear babysocks in the past which is even MORE humiliating! Hope it clears up soon. J x

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Eric, you poor little man. Sorry to hear about your ichies matie. We're keeping everything crossed that it clears up quickly.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Maggie and Mitch said...

That is one sweet pumpkin man! Toffee is sure a sweetie and definitely a cutie!
We hope the itchies go away soon for you, Eric! We feel so badly for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

HI Eric,

Sorry to hear about your itchy paws!
I started to have the itchy on my legs, but My Mom caught it before I could do some damage, and she changed my food. She changed it to some dehydrated food. I just have to wait 5-10 min, or til they realized that it was not put down. But anyway, all is right with the world for the time being!

BenTheRotti said...

aaawww buddy!

healing rotti slobbers winging their way to you and Mum sends sugar sprinkled kisses. Hope you get all sorted soon.. two baths a week!! *gulp*

what an awesome howl-a-ween toy! How thoughtful of Toffee! I bet that cheered you up heaps.

love and tailwags,

Ben xxxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
I am so sorry to hear you are having a hard time with those itches!
I hope you get better soon!
I have to say you look cute (?) wearing those socks!
Toffee send you nice presents! Enjoy them!
Kisses and hugs

Stanislaw said...

Hi Eric!
Sorry about your itchy footses. My brother and I used to suffer from the same thing but after removing grains, poultry, rabbit and venison from our diet we're not itchy anymore. Even Big Pupi's seasonal allergies have gone! Perhaps you could have issue with grains as well as the protein? An elmination diet really helped our humans figure out what was causing reactions.

In the mean time, keep those toes safe and toasty warm in those socks!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh Eric,
I'm so sorry to see that you have to wear a satellite dish or a pair of sock! So sorry for everything you have to endure now: itching, discomfort, etc...
But I'm happy to watch your dance of joy, your nice Halloween gift and most of all, your not so secret admirer Toffee.
Please come visit me to share my happiness, I have to shout out loud my love, I'm deeply in love, buddy!
I'd like you to visit Dino, a friend of mine in Taiwan, the new post was about a poor pug that so touching that my eyes leaked

Joe Stains said...

omdog I had those lurgies too, what a bunch a jerks they are. I still think you look handsome as can be.

William Tell said...

Eric, I feel for you, buddy. Having itchies is no fun, so sirree, no fun at all. I had my Lurgeys tested and the only thing I can eat is Purina Turkey and Rice. That and cats, but I can't eat a whole one by myself. NO, NO, JUST KIDDING!!! But I'm not allegic to cats. Go figure. Anyway, I hope your medicine and new diet works and you stop the itchies for good.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Twinny Twinny Twinny,We are so so sorry for you.the humiliation, the itch,the awfulness....We feel sooo badly for you. We are on a holistic organic diet too adn PL2 found out I am allergic to BEEF AND CHICKEN(!) and ARch to fish(!) Oh brother...I was having ahem,pee problems form it and ARch the itchies like you..He still has a little itch but it is getting better so he is commiserating.... Tell your PL to send us your adress via our email becasue we want to make you feel better.....Love A+A and we won't send any treats....(oh boy this is going to be a long time for you, we had better put in a lot of puzzles and suduko and stuff....)

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh poor you Eric. I am having to wear socks on my back paws at the moment as well Eric. I keep licking them and the socks get shoved on so I do not make them sore. We cannot seem to find out why I am doing it either!!! I am getting better now though.
Guess we will both be able to creep around The Tower on Halloween and nobody will hear us coming...hee hee.
Molly (and Taffy)

Mango said...

Eric, dude! I hope you aren't stressing out over the party. My cat-in-law has allergies and she had to get droids injected into her.

I think the socks look good on you.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

ERIC...STOP CHEWIN' UR PAWS! I'm on my way right over...I'm gonna stop at Toffee's first...I don't know if Asta's available as she has the little munchkin...oh, you poor thing...this is horrible news...and the pawty is just days away....

You sound as bad as Axel...his paws are HORRIBLE...

Gotta go and pack up my nurse's kit...and Toffee...

er Coffee...I mean tea, of course...

Love and kissies...


the 4 Bs said...

Hi Eric, that's a shame about your Al Lurgey. itching and scratching is no fun at all and wearing socks and a lampshade is even worse. we hope your dog tor gets this all fixed for you soon. Baxter has had some Al Lurgey's too. Not fun. not at all.


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Whoa Eric - sounds like you need to conference Axel! He goes thru the severe itichitis too. Fortunately I do not as I am very compulsive obsessive and would undoubtedly chew my legs off.

Bussie Kissies

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh Eric.. I hope you're better today. I think you're still nice and cute Eric. You wont be ugly

~ Girl girl

Simba said...

Sorry to hear about your paws. I hope they are better soon.

Simba x

umekotyan said...

Good evening Eric.
It felt it as the package had exploded.
Pumpkin man likes Itazra.
And, the season of gloves is near.
Cute time is spent. :D

from loved ume tyan

Chef said...

Oh Eric, I'm so distressed you are suffering from Itchypawitis. I sure hope it gets better very soon. Maybe stay away from those scrunchy munchies in the cat bowl. That'll do it, you know.

Mama puts Benadryl on my itchies... check with your vet and see if it's ok because it really works... try to stay away from swallowing steroids and all those toxic medications --- that's how vets make their money, you know: on medications. Us doggies and catties are way too overmedicated. Did you know that my Mama can buy the same medication my vet prescribes, at the pharmacy for one sixteenth of the cost? It's true. The pharmacist mixes it up in canine proportions and it costs a lot less.

Well, well, does Miss Toffy know you've got a crush on her? Hmmmm?

Get well, buddy and lose those socks.


Sassy Kat said...

Wanted to let you know that I have a gang with me and we are heading your way to join in on all of the Halloween fun. Asta invited all of us, Asta is my sissie. You will be surprised when we meet as I am not a doggie. It is a long story, I will fill you in at the party!!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Eric!

Sorry to hear about your paws, but it'll heal in time for the party right? Asta invited me to the party as well...hehe! The pressie looks SOOO cute! Toffee is really sweet to send you those...=)


P/S: Is it okay if I added you to my buddies' list? *grins*

Cat Naps in Italy said...

I'm here for the Halloween party! HELLO? Where is everybody? Am I too early? Or am I at the wrong house?

Prince Opus

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Eric...that is so sad. I hope you feels better soon. Just think tho'...with that thingy on your head, you could be a martini for halloween - BOL!!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no!! Poor Eric we hope your lurgees get better soon. We haven't furrgotten about you, but our Beans deserted us like furrever ago and we can't visit much when we are purrizinners. We are hoping to be released on Sunday so we can get back to visiting all our furrends again.
Purrs and gentle scritches furr your itchies furrom Eric and Flynn

Lenny said...

That Toffee is a cutie!!! I got to meet her in pawson and she is even cuter! You're a lucky guy!

Your friend, Lenny