I got tricked

I’m usually the dupe around here on April 1 and I already got my annual embarrassment already this month. This morning He called me to take a ride in the Scottiemobile. OK, it’s been 25 days since my last once every 25 days shot and there’s nothing like a ride in my Scottiemobile in the country. We arrived at the vet and I got weighed (actually dropped 4/10’s of a kilo or about a pound).  Then I was taken into an examining room and I knew this could not be good. I got poked up the behind-temperature is OK.  The Doc looked in my ears-OOPS, there’s an infection in both ears. Then the Doc looked at my paw that has been causing me  problems. I’m usually mellow but I did NOT like that. I couldn’t do anything about it with the vet tech holding me down. Then the vet told Him that some of the signs with thyroid hypo-activity were present. My hearing and the fact (I’m so ashamed to bare it all) that I’m going a little bald on the back from the shoulders down a bit.


Here’s what happened

1) The Doc examined swabs taken from my ears and said it was a yeast infection. I haven’t baked bread in a couple of years so I don’t know how I picked it up. Ear drops for me for a while to get rid of it.

2) I had blood drawn for a comprehensive blood test and we’ll see about the thyroid hormones. We’ll get the results tomorrow.

3)  My paw problem could be three things. An infection, something stuck in the paw or the C-word. He gave me some anti-biotics which should show signs of improvement in a few days if it is an infection. If that’s not it, I’ll have x-rays and/or exploratory surgery to see if that’s the problem. If it’s the big C, I might have the outer toe amputated .

I’m so glad I have my support group, both local (below) and global (you guys)




About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

48 comments on “I got tricked

  1. Oh Kyla dear, I’m so sorry to hear dat you are having vet issues. I’ll have Mom throw up a little prayer for your speedy recovery and dat it is not C.
    I have ear infections when I was a pup and hated having my clean dem daily and put drops in them. Very traumatic for a wee little laddie. To dis day…. I still do not like anyone messing wiff my ears. I feel your pain.

  2. Oh Kyla! One of mine recently had an ear infection too despite diligent weekly ear cleanings. These things happen. Paws crossed that your paw feels better soon.

  3. Now you know why you can not hear them call you for dinner. The drops will have you all fixed up in no time. Hope your paws clear up ok. Prayers sent your way.

  4. Me and Nellie hope you get better soon and we are thinking of you. We love reading about you adventures and friends.

  5. K..Y..L..A can youz hear’z me????? Now dont’s worry, you are gonna bee just fine. Those ear drops and antibiotics will have you back to normal in no time. You know’s we are thinking of you and only positive as you are one of my bestest buddys and we love you. xxoxxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • I’m pretty confident about the ears. It’s the paw that’s got me worried. It would be hard to continue as one of your bestest buddies if I weren’t here.

  6. Okay, we’ll just stay calm until we find out for sure! At least the ears and stuff can be treated and sounds like the foot, too IF it’s the dreaded C.

    As to the bald spot, summer is coming and you’ll be nice and cool! We’d think you were beautiful if you were completely bald.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  7. Kyla, gurl, sorry abouts the vettie probing you like that!! So RUDE. There’s gotta be a better way to take our temps, ya know?! Let’s stick a thermometer up THEIR hinnies and see how they like it!! Just sayin’.
    Sorry abouts the paw. I hate peeps touchin’ my paws. I hopes it’s just an infection and it’ll feel betters with the meds. Paws crossed over here!
    Oh, and don’t worry abouts the bald spots ~ I thinks there is a Hair Club for Scotties somewheres!! BOL
    Okays, I’m gonna go have a margarita…your vettie visit has givin’ me flashbacks…
    Ruby ♥

  8. Oh Kyla, I hope that the c-word is very far from what they find out is wrong with you. Your a very brave doggie though to be such a good girl and take it with a grain of salt. Keep us updated on what is going on with you!

  9. I know your sisters are giving you as many snuggles as you will tolerate, but Cricket and Butterfly (or maybe just Butterfly) are sending hugs too.

  10. I got faith in you Kyla! It’s been a bad spring and my first thought is allergies. The only thing that can take a good Scottie down is in the bladder. Never have I heard of the c-word + Scottie anywhere else! 🙂

    • I know we’re very prone to C-word in the bladder. That’s why They don’t use pre-emergent for weeds that contain 2-4-D. Pre-emergent is almost a must because you don’t want foxtails-I had e bad experience with those.

  11. Oh Kyla…. I’m counting on the paw being infected since it hurt so much. Right? Hoping the cream works. Don’t worry about the hair issue. I sure hope you are ok and feeling better though. It’s nice to hear you were a proper Scottie and gave it to them when they touched your owie.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  12. Kyla, sorry you had to get poked in the butt. No, no, no not the C word most definitely keeping you in my prayers.

    Aroo to you,

  13. You had quite a day! So what is 2-4-D? My peep wants to make sure it’s not in our yard. I have two friends who had super sore paws. Prepare yourself for the cone if you start licking it. We sending up a prayer for a fellow Scottie tonight. I’m glad you are brave enough to share the vet visit with us!

  14. Oh no not a visit to the blood stealers. Poor you. Hope the drops help your ears and the antibiotics sort your foot out. Good luck with the test results. We send healing vibes and POTP. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  15. Oh Kyla…how worrying. Please let us know how the antibiotics work out. We are keeping our paws crossed. As for the balding…we love you regardless of how much or how little fur you got going on.
    Wally & Sammy

  16. Kyla, I cross my paws that your ears will be better soon and that it is NOT the darned big C on your paw. Even when you lost some hairs on your back, for me you are always the beautiful Scottie-Lady.

  17. Thanks, Easy. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal in a week.

  18. Now wait just a minute…..none of that talk about C or anything else that won’t clear up. You hear me? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW??????????


  19. Kyla praying your foot will clear up on the antibiotics. It is not nice to play tricks on Kyla.
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. Heavens, Kyla, my dear! The v-e-t really put you through the ringer, huh? We are praying that the antibiotics clear that foot problem right up! How’s your appetite? We’d venture to guess that’s how we’d tell if you were truly in bad shape…

    Edgar and his mum

  21. We are hoping that all is well with you. Sidney and Shelby do not enjoy the vet at all. Rocky loves to go and get the royal treatment.

  22. Infection in the ears is very much a problem for Donna… we hate eardrops! Take care and hope you hear better soon!

  23. Oh Kyla… I hope your paw clears up… Huggies from Floyd and Dougall

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