Friday, January 20, 2012

SnowGuess Winner and Tricked by Mom

It 's been quite a week.  Records were broken in at least one city of Montana for the amount of snowfall in a twenty-four hour period.  Before the BIG storm, meteorologists projected forty inches in four days in many of the mountains of our great state!  Weather people seem to sometimes have difficulty forecasting the weather here though, so I challenged you to estimate how much would really fall.  So do you think my peeps now need to shovel a path for me just so I can do my business?  Here is the Scrappy truth.  A lot more snow fell south of us....but when it was all said and done...(actually it's NOT done; the snow is still falling)  our local ski resort reported....drum roll....wait for it....twenty-two new inches of snowfall over the four day period. 

SO, without further a-doo, my tail is wagging for 2browndogs, (actually the very first blogger to forecast) the big winner of a NYLABONE from me, the Scrapster for guessing closest at twenty-one inches!   Congrats!  Please send your mailing address to me at yorkietails at gmail dot com so that my peeps can get that package mailed off to you by the beginning of the work week!  Who at your house will get the Nylabone?  Freighter the new puppy?  Please paw me and let me know!   I am so excited for you to be NOW known as the Snowstormin' forecastin dogs!

The SNOW has been great, but unfortunately for me, I haven't been able to venture out much in it  yet.  Wondering why?  After posting my snowy night pics for wordless Wednesday and mom working a bit lot on her computer, I got all happy when mom went to the closet and got this out...

                          Always a good sign.  Means I get to go with - very exciting!

We loaded up into the car.  About 15 minutes later, I realized I'd been tricked.  Oh no!  Not this place!  I know THIS place.  Instantly I became gripped with fear!  She noticed.  Tried to tell me "Oh, Scrappy, it'll be okay!"!  I don't think so! 

She greets the receptionist and makes a comment about how scared I am to be there..."Just feel this bag shake!", she says.  Totally tricked by Mom!

She takes me out and I cling to her.  Then she puts me on the cold stainless steel scale and says "Stay"!  Apparently, I gained a few ounces...(is that good or bad?)  Then she scoops me up and tries to calm me while we wait. 

See my ears back?  See me quiverin'?
                                               Then look what this way wanders!

I am curious about this kitty with a lion cut at first...but then, I get nervous when the kitty stands up on her hind legs and seems to want to climb in my bag !  What are you doing Lion Cat? Not my new bag!  My Nylabone is in there. 

Saved (sort -of) by Dr. Scott.  Mom puts me on the COLD exam table and holds on while he checks me over everywhere.  And I mean EVERYWHERE.

 Mom tells him I woke up shaking my silly little head.  Hmmm.  "Well, let's have a look." He gets close to my ear and I give out a good yelp.  "Scrappy, you are so dramatic, I'm not even in your ear yet!"    Mom has to help hold me still.  He proceeds to tell Mom both ears look red and pretty suspicious.  That's when he gets the Q-Tip thingy out.  YIKES!  Mom holds me tight again and in each of my ears that thing goes and I ...well, I got a little wiggly. 

Then out came the needles.  No!   C'mon Mom.  This isn't fair.  You didn't tell me we were even going here, let alone it that it was time for my shots!  In the scruff of my neck Dr. Scott goes with the, two, and then three.  Please, please put me back in my bag now!

The Lion Cat is still there watching.  Laughing silently (I am sure!)

"Bacterial Infection - just ten days of this stuff deep in the ear canal and she'll be feelin' better!"

WHAT?  Greasy ears all clogged up with goop for ten whole days? 

Back in the bag.  I am not feelin' too good.  We arrive home and I make my way to my bed, my tail between my legs! I feel mopey.  I get a little sick.  Mom loves me up.  I milk it the rest of the day.
                                                                           I   rest.

A few days later, my head is lookin' pretty greasy.  The back of my neck is finally starting to feel better.  I can't hear anything.  This stuff better work after all I've been goin' through! 

This morning, Mom got the bag out again.  I was understandably leary

We just ran errands though.  Went to all those great places where they tell me how cute I am and try to give me treats.  I  milk that for all it's worth too.  Cute counts.  Greasy, but still cute.


  1. I hope you feel better soon
    Dachshund Nola

  2. Oh, hope you are feeling better real soon!

  3. Oh you poor dear. You had a bacterial infection?

    Well, that's okay. I'm sure you'll get better in due time.

    Anyway, at least you get some treats and sooo much attention. Your bag pictures are always awesome.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  4. I hope you feel MUCH better very much SOON!!

  5. Poor Scrappy! I sure hope your ears get better real soon. Freddie is no stranger to the goopy ear stuffs either. It sucks, doesn't it!

  6. Sure hope your ears are better soon!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  7. I won. I won. I WON! I WON! I WON! (tm A Christmas Story)

    Haha I never win anything. I will get my info to you later today (puppy duty calls heh!).

    Hope you feel better Scrappy. Shots and ear gunk do not sound fun.

  8. Ahh! The V place, say no more. I feel your pain, that's the worse place EVER. Even worse than the groomers. I hope your feeling better!

    yuki and rocket

  9. Congrats to 2browndogs - that's certainly a lot more snow than I would have envisioned!

    I don't mean to laugh at your pain Scrappy, but LOL!!! It's no fun to be tricked into a full physical, but at least now you are on the mend :) Emma had a rude awakening herself last weekend when she had her first true play-date...! Let's just say she now knows dogs don't just touch noses when they say hello...

  10. I understand, Scrappy - I myself avoid doctors because I've seen so many over the years but your Mom is so smart to take care of your ears and yearly needs. Hope you rested well (too much snow to be out and about anyway). Be well. Congratulations to 2BrownDogs!

  11. Aw, poor Scrappy! We can be pretty scary, huh? Glad you are ok!

  12. EEEK! C.A.T! that's got to be worse than shots!

    btw, you look like my friend montydaisy. thanks for dropping by and saying hi. you're one brave littledog :)

    get well soon, Scrappy!

  13. That really sucks. All that snow to play in and you get tricked and taken to the vet. I hope you're all better soon. -Bongo

  14. Oh Scrappy, I really hate to tell ya this, butt I tink there is gonna be a bath in your future too. I'm so sorry.... :o(

  15. I'm glad the medicine is starting to make you feel better. I don't think those few extra ounces look bad on you at all Scrappy, but if you want, check out our K9Kamp in the spring! It's fun fitness challenges for mom and pup!

  16. Hi Y'all,

    Just made it over to see what y'all are doing.

    You never did say what you're doing about that deep snow...

    Hey, I just had a visit with my vet for a checkup and I want to know what's up with all the cats running around the vet's offices?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  17. Scrappy,

    That sounds pretty traumatic buddy!! I think I saw the 'reminder card' for my shots this morning, I so should have got to it before Mum saw it!! Doh!!

    I'm glad that your ears are starting to get better and really happy you've been milking it - it's the only way to go!! Tee Hee

    Hey yep, I wonder if Freighter will get the Nylabone - that's cool that they won it!! :)

    Have a fun weekend,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  18. Scrappy, we would love some of your snow, surely you have some to spare and send our way:)

    Too bad about the ear infection, but best to get it taken care of. You have a good mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning