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I fail as a human being

Or so my best friend would tell me. I have two "kids" my cat Nina and a little pug named Rocky. He lost his sister about a year ago very suddenly and, ever since, has been kinda depressed. Living here with my folks helps as they have a dog too but my father isn't always great about making sure the back gate is shut and the dogs get out. So I went out and bought a new collar and ID tag for little Rocky that's reflective and have been keeping an extra eye on the gate.
Rocky is an itchy pug so he's always scratching something and we have to watch to make sure he doesn't hurt himself doing it. Tonight he came up to my room and tilted his head just right that I was able to see what little neck he has. And anyone who knows pugs knows there isn't much neck on 'em. The collar had rubbed his neck raw in two places. It's bad enough that he's always itchy and we can't figure out a way to stop it but to know that something I did hurt him makes me fell like a horrible mother. I'm going to go research hypo-allergenic collars and see if I can find anything that won't do this again.

It's not the best picture I have of him but I think he's cute no matter what he's doing.



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Dec. 20th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
You aren't bad! You are a very good owner!

Wasn't your fault that its rubbed him raw. YOu were trying to make hm safe and secure.

How wide was the collar, and what material, and is it treated with anything - like flea powder?
Dec. 20th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thin and fairly narrow - fitted for a medium sized dog. And it was a fairly standard material too. I think his skin is just too sensitive for it. We're lucky that we really don't have fleas here. Now ticks on the other hand. :)
Thanks kiddo.
Dec. 21st, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)

Collar designed specially for Pugs, 3/4 inch wide.

I worry regularly that my dogs will pick up fleas, if my Degus encounter fleas, that will pretty much be legs pointed skywards.

Now a tick I've never seen.
Dec. 22nd, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
Trust me, you don't want to see ticks - or chiggers - although they're mainly down south (ie deep south like Mississippi) where my mum is from.
I will definitely check out the link. Thank you so much. *hugs*
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