The Mysterious Belly Boo Boo Part II

Apparently, We’re not too bright at my house. That’s why it takes a village to help me with anything and for that, I’m very appreciative.

new blue potThe mysterious Belly Boo Boo is no longer a mystery. Well, not officially, but sort of.

So, like many of you, I thought I scraped my belly on those pesky steps of mine. Or maybe by sliding through the hole under the fence going to visit Sniglet. Or maybe it was a spider or tick bite.

But never a skin rash. Or allergy. Or dermatitis. Or ringworm. (Which really has nothing to do with worms by the way.)

One mention of ringworm and the peep dragged me to the Dogtor. Not my usual Dogtor, but another one. She was really nice. But she made me lie on my side under a black light in a dark room. Then, she scraped my skin and took some hair. Then, she put the skin and hair in a bottle of goo.

It was traumatic let me tell you. The only good thing about it was my peep holding my head telling me how good I was. Really, peep? You didn’t know that before then? Methinks you need to screw your head on tighter. I’m always good. What I was doing yesterday wasn’t being good, it was being tolerant. Remember that.

So, the light test didn’t reveal any ringworm, but the culture still has to do its thing and grow. Or not. We’ll know more tomorrow. So we were sent home with a bottle of expensive shampoo and I’m supposed to have my belly washed every day this week. Oh joy. How I love water. It might be an allergy to grass since I frog dog outside all the time. Or, it could be a rash of some kind. Or through a break in the skin or compromise of my immune system, it could be a staph infection. (Did you know we carry staph around on our skin all the time? I didn’t.)

The peep did have a jolt of intelligence at one point. She took a picture of my gross boo boo (I won’t share it here. It’s too gross.) and sent it to my Godmother Carol, who promptly emailed back, “That’s not ringworm, I’ve got something to help clear that up. It’s from all the heat and humidity. Solitaire gets it too. I’ll bring you some spray.”

(Solitaire is my cousin. Don’t you know she’s a cute little girl Scot.) But now we’re trying out this spray stuff on my belly thanks to Godmother Carol. She’s the bomb. The peep sneaks up on me when I’m sleeping on my side, rolls me over and poof! there’s spray stuff on me whether I want it there or not.

This is what I mean. It takes a village. Between you guys in Blogville who weighed in with lots of caring and knowledgeable comments, the Dogtor, and my precious Godmother Carol, I just don’t think the peeps could put one foot in front of the other.

And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my frog dog feet.

If I could change one thing, I’d make my legs a little longer. I’m just too close to the dew-covered grass in this hot, humid climate. So now I’ve got a skin problem. Other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m perfect just the way I am.

And so are YOU! Thank you!

About The Scottie Chronicles

The Scottie Chronicles began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. He passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty canine cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 10 years old in March 2016. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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53 Responses to The Mysterious Belly Boo Boo Part II

  1. Great news, I’m sure belly will be back in full rubbability real soon
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. YES you are perfect just the way you are but it sounds like you have your belly boo boo issue well in hand (well….not hand but belly). So glad you have a village helping you and your Mom – my Mom has one of those too thank heavens or she’d never figure me out!

    Love, Sammy

  3. PigLove says:

    I’m glad it wasn’t anything more than that pal. And I’m with you on the legs department. I wished I had longer ones too. This darn pot belly drags everywhere. Of course, dad just keeps telling me I’m overweight. I don’t think so. I’m just under height. Yeah. That’s it. Feel better friend. XOXO – Bacon

  4. We sure hope you get an answer and we sure hope it isn’t positive for ringworm – that fungus can be a pain to treat. Hopefully it is just like you think – a little belly scrape 🙂

  5. rjkeyedup says:

    Ahhh Stuart, moms try their best…. probably allergy to the dew in the grass! She tried her best. My mommy gets hysterical if I cough or lie under the coffee table, or sleep too much, or anthig else that she considers NOT normal behavior… but I try and keep her on her toes! It’s more fun that way.
    Your Pal, Ozzy

  6. Kismet says:

    I was beginning to think you were really, really sick. All your feathers have apparently fallen out.

  7. Stuart, as you say, thank goodness for the Peeps, pals and Godmother Carol. You were very tolerant at the Dogtor……gold star & treats! Can they put some sort of covering over the part of the stps that scratches your tums? Not the entire step, just the edge.

  8. nordhuesn says:

    Woo Hoo! It is not serious! Yay! Skin stuff is always a hard thing to treat since we are out and about in all sorts of things the Peeps never know about (and it should stay that way). We have to have some secrets and hidey places. Great news so far, Stuart!!

  9. Gavin says:

    Stuart, so glad you have such a good team to help solve this mystery! My mom never likes taking me to local dogtors, cuz they just prescribe STEROIDS and ANTIBIOTICS for EVERYTHING! Hope it clears up soon, with the godmother spray!

  10. Two French Bulldogs says:

    We will keep all our feets crossed for you. Maybe an allergy to the grass like we get
    Lily & Edward

  11. indyandlucy says:

    Sorry for your discomfort but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do

  12. Jacklin says:

    what a cute pup!!! Just posted my own pups on my blog http://www.girltriesstuff.com 🙂

  13. Lee says:

    Well at least you have not got a fanny rash Stuart. Hopefully Godmother Carol can get you cleared up fast and you don’t have to keep going back to the dogster.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  14. Donna says:

    Glad you are ok. You are perfect!!

  15. Bella, Roxy & Macdui says:

    Hope that treats your boo boo. Next time you should just go to your Godmother first….BOL! Glad it isn’t something too bad. Good Luck.

  16. Riley Puppy says:

    Poor Stu, always getting your peep exited! But she really cares for you, and look at all she did for you not to mention worry herself AND the Village! Your tummy should get all better and rub-able real soon with all of the great and loving care you’re getting!
    Love and get well soon,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  17. Bonnie n Kenzie says:

    We think you should spend the rest of the summer recovering over the AC vent….or the beach, someplace that’s cooler with less grass. Paddling about in the edge of the sea should be very healing. We volunteer to go with you and keep you company while you recuperate.
    Bonnie n Kenzie

    • Oh you guys. I just came in from outside. The grass just never gets dry! Too much moisture on my sensitive belly. OK. Salt water it is. I’ll call you when I get to the beach. It’ll take a while, though, my legs are so short.

  18. theguster says:

    Great news, Stuart! We did the Happy Dance after reading today’s report. We’re sure the Peep gave you special treats for all the tolerance you showed in the dogtor’s office and again after your bath! You know how life is…you take the good with the bad. May we ALL have more good than bad!

    McDuff & Mom

  19. corkscot says:

    Is it time for a diet?? Is your tummy to close to the ground?

  20. Hope it clears up soon. I’s been gettin some hotspots lately – dey are no fun.

  21. Erin says:

    So glad it’s nothing horrible, hope it clears soon! (Love the “frog-dog” thing 🙂 )

  22. Oreo says:

    Hope it feels better soon. Yah they should all know how perfect that we are right??

    Wags
    Oreo

  23. Well, we’re glad to hear it isn’t ringworm. And we’re glad to hear that Godmother Carol’s wisdom has not dimmed. Sorry about the trip to the dogter and the expensive shampoo…can your peeps perhaps return it for a refund?
    We hope your tummy starts looking better soon.
    Wally & Sammy

    • You’re kind to write. But the peep, God bless Her, took the safety seal off the shampoo before Godmother Carol came over. We decided to keep it for future reference. It’s got good stuff in it. And, I’ve had a bath already. You can’t be too careful can you??? Thanks, pals.

  24. Glad you are ok!!!! My kitty brother gets skin allergies, they aren’t fun! I learned about your blog from Mollie and Alfie and I just signed up to follow you! I am following you on Twitter too! Hope you will follow my blog, twitter and facebook page too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota http://www.dakotasden.net

  25. You are quite welcome and I am glad your peeps are getting to the cause. ❤

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