Hey It’s Jet Here.
Bet you’re thinking fire drills, right? Nope. In my K9 world, when you see me stop, drop and roll, it means I’m itchy. Yup. Tropical Itchy Season has returned in full force. To demonstrate my manly man toughness, my mind over matter Scooby Doo Academy training, I’ve coped stoically for the last 6 weeks or so. However, I can no longer mask my itchies.
Mom and I have the most sensitive skin amongst our family members, both 2 and 4 legged. Right around the beginning of mango bloom season, (mid/late February), the top part of my tail and my rump area begin to sustain itchies. We use this Vet’s Best Spray to help.
A few days/weeks, depending on the year, after that Spring Ahead time change thingie you humans do with the clock, the No-See-Ums start to come out and bother us during our walks. Mom changes her walking pants from Capri length to cover-the-ankles length. We both begin to get bites; Mom on her lower legs and arms and me, usually on my back half.
Now, whenever I go outside, I Stop, Drop & Roll before I can focus on anything else. Mom first thinks I’m sucking up for belly rubs until she remembers that this technique scratches all the itchy parts I cannot reach myself. She usually does rub my belly, an added bonus! (I look like this.)
Mosquito season goes into high alert in a few weeks, when our 6-8 month rainy season begins. Oh boy, do Mom and I get bitten. Mom tells me that’s because she and I are so sweet! Yes, we try all of the natural pest options, without much luck.
So, if you see me doing the Stop Drop and Roll,
- first – pet my belly…
- then step aside when I get up because I will do my famous shake…
- then feel free to massage my back (and include a little scratching technique.)
I will reward you with my also famous Jetty kisses.
Another great, but itchy day.
Morning sweet Jetty – YUP the itchies are here! Cassie is in full swing itchy wise, the other two don;t seem to be bothered at all – – I think it;s a golden type thing! and I agree you and Mom are bitten alot becasue of your high sweetness factor!
Have a wonderful but hopefully not too itchy day!! xoxoxoxo
Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.
We had a feeling Cassie would understand. JJ gets the itchies, however, mostly on her paws and under her chinny, chin, chin!
Awww… Miss Wendy, thanks for your compliment, we’re blushing. (you can’t tell on me though!)
Working on it! xoxoxoxox
I actually wear a bugoff shirt and a bug net over my hat because I get so bit up. It sucks but it helps. I do get some strange looks though….
Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Jodi.
What’s a bugoff shirt Miss Jodi? Mom said to share that many people already think she’s crazy when she does ballet untangling our leashes! Thanks for understanding…
Hi sweet Jetty – Cassie also itches her pawpaws and she rubs her china and side of her face on the carpet – poor sweet girl! I hope you and JJ have a comfortable non-itchy night
Jetty did I tell you that I got a job being a product demonstrator at places like Winn Dixie, petco, Costco etc. Today demoed Quaker cookies at Winn Dixie. the shifts are usually 4 hours and you get paid $50 – thats not going to solve our unemployment problem but at least I feel like I’lm helping out and every little bit of money helps keep us supplied in biscuits and toys!
Sending many goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel, Puffy and Fluffy xoxoxo
Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.
Yippee, yahoo! Congratulations Miss Wendy. I know it’s not “the answer”… however, like Mom says, every bit helps. Rachel’s Grandma used was a product demonstrator until last fall when she did not feel well. She loved being out with people and trying lots of new things.
Uh Miss Wendy? I like oats like that man on the Quaker packages… just saying…
Jetty? Yes Mom… I know, I can’t have human cookies! 😦
Sending congratulations Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you Miss Wendy and regular Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley. xoxoxxo
the itchies have attacked my Lily
Benny & Lily
Hey Benny, Hey Lily, Jet here. Oh no, sorry to hear that, Lily… hope you stay as comfortable as possible.
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