Monday, May 24, 2010

Yucky Ear Ouchie

Momma took me to the vet on Saturday cause I was shaking my head. Well duh, she kept asking me if my ear was alright and I was answering her no. I can't um, reach my ear to scratch it so Momma has too. So, anyway she's been cleaning it all week and it didn't get better - so off to the vet.

Turns out I have an ear infection ouchie - common in big floppy eared dogs that run through a lot of dirt.

Here I am being good waiting for the VET to come in the room to look at me, I'm being good.

Then, I was bad, very bad. I waited for like FOREVER (5 whole minutes) in that tiny room and then when the doctor came in I barked at him when he touched my ear. I barked and barked and barked. Momma was trying to get me to stop but my ear hurt and I didn't want her touching it let alone the doctor - You all know that they can't be trusted, specially when taking temperatures.

Anyway Momma told the vet we could put a muzzle on me. WHAT? Who authorized something so horrendous? The vet came back with this muzzle thing and Momma put it on me. Of course I was really good about it putting it on cause I didn't know what it was, but now I know better. So Mr. Vet looked in my ears and cleaned them a little. Then he point ointment in them.

So Momma has to wash my ears with a special wash once a day and point ointments in 2 times a day for a whole week! It sucks, it really does.


  1. Oh Tucker that is just awful. I am soooo sorry that your ear hurts and that they put that thingy on you. I have never seen one, butt have heard some horrible stories.
    I have long ears and I play in the dirt Butt I guess I won't get this hurt in my ears beclaws you said it is only BIG dawgs that get this, RIGHT??? Whew.
    Sorry you have to have that stuff shot through your ear and into your brain.
    Hope you are better SOON!!

  2. Poor guy! My big brother Mason gets those all the time, and he tells momma with the floppy-ear gesture too. He's really good about getting his medicine, guess after 12 years of having 5-10 bouts a year he should be a pro! Hope you ear feels all better real soon. Oh, and Flat Brutus only has one more host (where he should arrive any day now) to visit then he comes to see you :)

    Brutus the Frenchie

  3. hello tucker its dennis the vizsla dog hay oh noes first eer violayshuns and then a muzzel!!! the horror!!! i hope they do not follow it up with the cone of shayme!!! ok bye

  4. ruh roh, Tucker...Mom tells me I'm not allowed to bark at the betterinarian. otherwise, how can they make me better?

    tell your mom dat every time she has to clean your ears, she should give you your most favoritest thing to eat. Peanut butter on a spoon or in a kong works kinda good cuz then you will be concentrating on the goodness of the treat and not the cleaning of the ears.

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  5. Oh no!

    But now woo have an exkhuse to ignore her khalling woo fur a while!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  6. Aww poor Tucker! Hope your ear heals quickly!

  7. Oh poor Tucker. You want us to go bite the vet in the ankle for you?

    Momma has been cleaning our ears too, it's no fun.

    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  8. Oh dear - poor Tucker! What a, literally!! I have never had one of those ear ouchies although Hsin-Yi does always clean my ear gunk out with baby wipes after every bath and I hate that! I stand still and hunch myself up really small and look very sorry for myself and shake...and that's just for wiping with a soft cloth...I can't imagine what it must have been like when the vet tried to touch your ears when they were ouchie!! No wonder you barked!

    Anyway, hope the medicines make them all better soon -

    Honey the Great Dane

  9. Hang in there Tucker...Having ouchies does suck...bigtime!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  10. ouch. hope you get better soon. *pat pat*

  11. Oh I get the stinky ears too and I just hate it. Those drops and the constant washing! I can understand why you yelled at the doctor. It must be very tender. Hang tough.


  12. AnonymousMay 25, 2010

    This one sucks more for your momma. Do you think big floppy ears of dogs that like to run through dirt smell like roses? Poor mom. I hope you feel better soon, for both your sakes.
    I've been meaning to thank you for valuable feedback via comments, especially on the issue of large dog beds. And of course your ketchup bottled poops comment on my dog diarrhea post was precious too BOL

  13. Sure hope your ear ouchies get better soon!!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  14. Oh, Tucker! I am ever so sorry about your ear ouchie! I hope you're feeling better lickety-split! I'm also sorry about the muzzle thing. As if going to the V.E.T. wasn't bad enough!

    Get better soon, 'kay?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  15. BARK! I dont get it. I Love love love my ears to be touched and played with. And oh... when daddy puts that soft cloth in my ear, I just groan with pleasure. It feels so good! BARK! Sasha the Princess

  16. Oh Tucker, that must haves been a most horrible experience. And your mom had da nerve to put one of those things on you? Dude, I am soooo sorry. I have had an ear fection befores too, and my brother gets them too. I totally understand...and those drops really tickle going in and that just makes you shake your head more.
    I hopes I didn't offend you bout da Great Dane post. He is 38 in so he is really alot bigger than me. How tall are you?
    My mom wants a Dane so freaking bad...maybe you can come lives with us.

  17. Gosh! I hope your ear is feeling better by now. I get you with the vet visits....I've had some myself lately with a few more to come. Sending you some get well kisses!

  18. I hope all is better real soon

  19. AnonymousMay 29, 2010

    Ooooh ear ouchies are for sucks. Sorry to hear about that! Will it cheer you up to let you know that you're a finalist in my contest!?!? I hope so!