Tuesday, January 27, 2009

not nice, but necessary

This is what H-Mom is up to. It all started yesterday. Madison is unimpressed. She curls up for a nap, right next to the living room rug. She sighs. She snorts. She stretches. She yawns.

H-Mom is determined to get back to a daily routine. Somehow, the "dog park" replaced "working out." Even though she spends a great deal of the hour there talking and chatting and bossing Madison around.

The concept of "power walking" seems to have gotten lost.

So this is not nice, but necessary.

The dog park may also be the source of Madison's misery. She is suffering from gooey eyes, really icky oozing eyes. A trip to the vet confirmed H-Mom's fear: conjunctivitis, probably caused by the dirt -- and bacteria -- at the park.

Madison is a dust mop with astounding powers of attraction for the fine, gritty black dirt, and the long eyebrows that H-Mom was trying to grow out are exacerbating the problem. Dirt and hair in your eyes creates problems.

Madison is on a regimen of two drops per eye, three times a day. For ten days.

Not nice, but necessary.

The groomer clipped back Madison's eyebrows. And trimmed the stray hairs around her eyes.

Not nice, but necessary.


Mango said...

Uh oh, I hate it when those exercise movies come out. It can only lead to lots of spastic moving about and general moaning and groaning.

Hope you get over your goopies.


Eduardo said...

I watch my Mommy when she works out, I agree with you though not nice, but necessary! I hope Madison get better soon!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Sherry said...

My personal assistant (Sherry) tries to make me run but I believe you should stop, sniff, and pee when out on a walk.


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We think she would look fabulous in a nice pair of shades!

Stanley said...


The gooey eyes are no fun! But, I hope the meds make you feel better soon. I understand all about having eyebrows that act like dustmops. We hope you're feeling better soon.

So, when your H-mom breaks out the exercise vid, do you try to follow along at all or does she look too spastic for words?

Goober love,

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope your eyes feel better soon, Madison! Mom says both of us are needing some grooming too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Oh, no! We iz sorree dat ur eyes arr not so good! We hopez woo feel bettur soon!

Gus and Waldo

The Devil Dog said...

Oh, poor Madison. Eye drops are so yukky. However does your mom make you stay still to put them in?

Good job mom on the power walking.


musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package