This morning, I noticed when I walked Scooter that he was bugging and biting at his tail, so when I got back in the house, I examined the area he was paying attention to and I noted that when I moved back the fur, the skin was inflamed and irritated. I figured he'd be fine for the day and I could judge if it had worsened or improved after I got home from work.
So, I got home from work, about 7 hours later, and he had chewed off a dime-sized spot of fur and the irritated skin from the morning was now angry skin (although, not yet scabby and bloody). I called the vet.
Thankfully, the vet was able to get us in this afternoon, so I loaded Scoots up and Jerry met us there on his way home from work. Turns out, it was the same thing he had about a year ago when he tried to lick off the pads of his paws. So he got a steroid shot, a topical spray, and instructions to not bother it. Easier said than done.
Anyway, after I got back from the vet, it was pouring rain, and it's continued pouring ever since, so I think running is out for the evening. So, Jerry went to fetch dinner, and we plan on laying low for the evening (besides, it's "Office" night!).
P.S. Jerry read yesterday's post (below) at work today, so when he met me at the vet's office, he first examined Scooter's tail, and then turned to me and said, "So what the fuck about you opening those damn Starbursts again?"
"Oh, you read that today, huh?" I asked and tried to flash my cutest doe eyes.
"Yeah, and if you open a package of Starburst, you MUST eat whatever is in there, not just the red ones!"
"No, I don't have to. I do what I want," I told him.
"Well, I like the reds too and I want some left for me; otherwise, I get stuck with all the god damn yellows and oranges."
"Okay, I won't do it anymore," I told him.
Little does he know that while he was gone getting us dinner, I relieved another package of its red Starburst, and the other one was a yucky orange, so I promptly deposited that one back in the cauldron. Shit, I'm gonna catch hell for this post tomorrow night, huh?