it's time for a woe is me picture.
last friday night, my left ear started itchin'. i scratched it, and it felt better, so i thought it was all good. not so much. i woke up from snoozin' on saturday morning, and my left ear was all burnin' and ouchies. i couldn't even play wrestle mania with my big sis asa cuz every time somethingie came close to my left ear, i would squeal in mega pain. so my mama brought me into the bathroom, and she used her happy voice and said she was gonna be really really full of the cautions and look in my left ear. i was a sucker and fell for it. according to mama, my ear was super smelly and full of brown gunk and very raw and red. then came the way icky news. since the vet was closed until today for the 4th of july holiday, mama was gonna have to clean my left ear out. mama sat me down and took my head in her hands and told me that she needed me to be a very brave doggie cuz it was prolly gonna hurt. boohoo. i was a very brave boy with my daddy's help. he gave me a big bear hug, and mama cleaned my left ear with some cotton balls and some alcohol. it was definitely WAY OUCHIES, but i have to admit that my ear did feel a teeny smidge better after. anywho, mama did her best to keep my ear clean and dry through the long weekend, and first thingie this morning, she called the vet and made me an appointment for this afternoon.
now i kinda actually like going to the vet cuz i get to meet new friendz! today i met a 12 year old labradude named chewbacca, two very serious german shepherds (dude and dudette), and a 15 month old golden retriever dude who was ridiculous amounts of fun to play with! still, when they called me back to see my vet lady, i was all filled up with the nervosity. my vet lady, dr. deborah, is so super duper nice, but i was not looking forward to this for sures. first i got stuck with the magic wand you know where. then i started cryin' like a baby cuz dr. deborah took a ginormous q-tip and swabbed my left ear so she could do this thingie called a culture. we waited a couple minutes, and just like dr. deborah had expected, i had some evil nasty yeast monsters living in my ear. she said it was definitely an allergy, and since i got an ear infection in my left ear this exact same time last year, there must be a most bad item outside in the summer that does not like me or my ear. so apparently, those yeast monsters in my ear were being crazy greedy and throwing a hooge pawty, which meant that i had to get a shot of this stuff called prednisone in my hiney before we could go home. dr. deborah said it would help me feel better, but all i know is that it makes me uber thirsty and gives me the munchies! oh, and i got these horrible drops to put in my ear in the morning and at night. i'm so so excited. NOT!
okie dokie, i guess i better stop now before my post gets too cranky like. besides, my tummy is rumblin' and i need an after supper snack. stoopid prednisone!