Um. Okay. Not sure if I mentioned that Joey is an allergy dog. He must take after me ;) His ears always bugged him and that's what lead to the hematoma from him shaking his large floppy ears. I've changed his food to hypoallergenic (super expensive!) and he gets a vitamin supplement. Also did some allergy testing that is still awaiting results. His ears are doing so, so much better after almost a month on the new food. No itching, no gunkiness, no flapping ears. Maybe he flaps once or twice a day, which really I think is probably normal. But now his poor paws are suffering. He has been chewing, licking nonstop. I finally got a good look at them and there are blisters between his pads! Poor guy! I picked up some steroid/antibiotic salve from the vet tonight and put it on his paws. All this long story to lead up to this picture:
I've had this old pair of socks in my drawer and thought several times I should get rid of them (they actually have holes) but never did because I love them! And now, they have a new life! To keep Joey from getting at his paws. It's either socks or the cone and I thought he'd like this better. I love this picture, it really captures both of my boys as they are. Joey, just chill, like what have you done now. And Rocky, a whirl of energy and always so concerned about what's going on with Joey.
Tonight I am so thankful for my warm house. And my job to provide funds to pay the bills. Thank you God!