Sunday, 26 July 2009

Grumpy Old Dog...

Oh dear, I am feeling out of sorts this week. Things are not going my way. 

I've become so used to having Gail all to myself, but it seems that I have a rival for her attention - this horrible 'job' business.

What's worse, I've come over all itchy, and can't stop chewing myself. Look at my poor paw...

(I told Gail to post a picture of my itchy groin area too, but she reminded me that this is a family blog).

And when I went for a walk with my friends Lucy and Florrie yesterday, on the beach at St. Cyrus, OK, it was fun to start with....

But before too long I started to feel my age, and eventually I came over all shaky and had to be carried. Which is just wee bit humiliating. 

And now it's Sunday and pouring with rain and I haven't even been taken for a walk round the block yet.

Please post some nice comments to cheer me up. 

PS From Gail - Hamish is going to the V-E-T about his skin problems on Tuesday.


Martha said...

Aw poor Hamish - you are out of sorts!
Martha has also not been feeling well and was sick all over the bed in the House on Wheels!!!
Perhaps it is the weather!
We hope you are back to your old self soon - perhaps you just need a wee rest and some quality time with Gail.
We think this 'job' thing is a bad idea - tell Gail our mum is hoping to win the lottery soon and we will make sure she gets a wee cut when we do so she can spend more time with yourself.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Oh Hamish!! We hate to hear you are feeling bad and grumpy. We hope you are on the mend soon. We'll send some super "Scottie" vibes your way.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

(yes we know where you live)

Stella said...

Oh dear Hamish, what to do? Maybe you picked up the itchies from some plant you roamed around in. The vet will fix you right up, and perhaps offer you an all round vitamin or something that will perk you up a bit. I wish I could be there in person to cheer you up a little, we could visit and play a bit, nap and eat . . .it would be a good time.



ScrapsofMe said...

ai...a wee dram of the liguid gold should sort you straight away..and if not, you won't be caring either way!

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

oh poor Hamish. :(
I tells you what, this company peemailed me to say they wanted me to try a sample of their product to relieve itchiness and stuff like that, so if it ever get here you can have it and try it instead, cos I doesn't have any itchies.
Hope you feeling better soon. I hope you come by and see my new game, it was thoughted of just for you. hehe.
~lickies, Ludo

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

oh no, i just lost a big ole comment. :( Here goes again.

Me again Hamish! I just was looking through some old post comments and noticed you said you was making a report about the different types of rocks and how to identify them with your paws. You asked if I would like to be a field representative, I very much would! There lots of rocks here so I think I could be a big help!
~lickies, Ludo

Asta said...

Ohh my dawling Hamish. That is tewwible. I chew my paws too, but at least oI haven't stawted on any othew pawts. I'm sending extwa healing smoochies fow you to help wif the healing.
I hate it when My pawents have to wowk's the pitts.
It's waining so hawd hewe and thundewing and lightning and I'm oosually not upset by it, but this is widicoolous. Even I'm fweeked out
I hope you have sunny days ahead
smoochie kisses

Hoover said...

Hey Hamish,

You should have your human make you a nice oatmeal bath. They do wonders!

Be a good dog and stop chewing or you'll hafta wear a cone!

But you might look really good in a cone!

Hope that cheers you up!

Hoover BPD (Battery Powered Dog)

Anonymous said...

Hi Hamish,

Ask your Mom to get you some Glucosamine tablets and start taking them everyday to help your joints. You need to take them everyday tho and not just when you are hurting as they build up and help you. Also, Arnica could help when it is chronic. Also, putting a little Olive Oil in your food everyday will help with itchy, dry skin. Lastly, I don't know if the V-E-T in your area has a acupuncturist but it will really help too. It helped my Merlin as he aged. I am much more into the "holitic" medicine then the drugs which build up in the liver. I hope you feel much better soon Hamish! Sending you lots of love and healing light!

XO Lisa in Los Angeles

The Black and Tans. said...

OH heck Hamish you are having a bad time. WE hope your trip to the VET will sort out your itchy skin. Please try not to chew your poor paws as they will become so sore.

Let us know how you get on.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Unknown said...


I think a new BIKE basket is exactly what you need to perk yourself up out of this funk. Mine is from Mine is the extra-large European Market Basket for dogs over 20 lbs. ( I weigh in between 22 and 23 pounds, depending if I've had ice cream.) Mommy got the lining and the pillow and the harness - a cord that threads through the ring on my collar and attaches on either side of the basket. I cannot jump out. There's also a metal brace that attaches over the handlebars and keeps the basket secure. There is also a back rack basket that's more staple, but your view isn't as good!

I love mine, think you'd love one too!

The Black and Tans. said...


We have tagged you. Do pop over to our blog, we hope this will help cheer you up a bit. Good luck tomorrow.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

TwoSpecialWires said...

Aw, Hamish. We want everything to be perfect and wonderful for you. Now.

We'll hope for good weather, healthy skin, strong joints, lots of energy and bunches and bunches of healing love. We don't like for you to feel grumpy or old.

Loves and hugs,
Jake and Fergi

Maxmom said...

Hey Hamish,
You are fast becoming my bestest MUST get better! We are both senior citizens and the smallest matters (and largest matters) worry our Mom's endlessly. I am sending you all my warmest of get well energy. Tell that Vet that he/she must make you better real soon so that you can step into the shoes of your tourism minister!!!
Tons of licks to you and Gail
Maxdog in South Africa

Tee said...

Awww, poor Hamish. We're sorry to hear that you feeling poorly. We're hopes you feel better soon ... sending over some good vibes all the way from Dog Woods!

Licks and wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Rachel said...

Hamish, getting old isn't for sissies! You're doing a great job with it though. Keep rolling little buddy!

Eric said...

Hamish. Phew,sorry it's taken me ages to wag up from south of the border to meet up with you.

Now this totally stinks...Gail deserting you,the itchies,the aches and stuff. Want to share a drop or two of the two of the hard stuff with me? Daddy Square has some 18 year old McCallans we can share. And I have the allergies so we can soak out tootsies in a nice soothing bath while we have our tipples. All we need now is a knoted hankie for our heads!!

Wiry wags n kisses, Eric xxx

Adding you to my pals list Hamish! Paws crossed for the vet visit.

Penny said...

Aw poor Hamish! How did he get on in the dreaded V-E-T?! Hope you got on well! I do know that us westies are prone to skin problems though!=[
Especially this season of the harvest mites which really,really,really annoy me! I chew my paws with the pain too!=]
Hope you get well soon!
Lots of sloppy licks your dearist pal,Penny!=]

Asta said...

Dawling Hamish
Hope you had a much bwightew day
I tagged you so come ovew pleez
smoochie kisses