Mom didn't want to get up today, so she didn't have as much time as usual and didn't take any pictures of me. Here is one she took just before I put my paw over my eyes to nap. The reason Mom didn't want to get up is that the weather turned cold and rainy. There went my nice open windows. Remember how I didn't want any of the chicken Mom cooked? Today she opened a can of chicken noodle soup and I got very interested.
Karen Jo: But you didn't want the chicken; you wanted the noodles.
They were yummy. Thank you for sharing with me. Are we having steak soon?
Karen Jo: Yes, tomorrow. I am also having pasta and four cheese sauce for lunch. You might like some of that, too.
We'll see. It doesn't sound quite as good as Alfredo sauce. What else are we doing tomorrow?
Karen Jo: I have lots of chores that I have been putting off because I have been so tired lately. Most of them are around the house, though, so I'll have plenty of time for you.
I let Mom brush my right side again and she really pulled on some fur. I didn't like it.
Karen Jo: You were starting to develop a mat there, Herman. I got it out with one firm pull. I am sorry that it hurt a bit, but it's better than going after it with scissors or getting you spot-shaved after it gets fully formed. You know how you feel about scissors and getting shaved.
I guess you did the right thing, but I still don't like it.
Karen Jo: If you would let my brush your right side more often, maybe it wouldn't happen. It doesn't happen on your left side.
You are brushing me bald on my left side.
Karen Jo: You do have a couple of thin spots, but I don't think that the brushing is causing them. You seem to get these thin spots, or even bald spots, then the fur grows in again. It seems to be pretty random and I don't know what causes them. I asked your vet about them and she didn't have any ideas, either.
I hope that the fur grows back in nice and thick before the weather gets really cold.
Karen Jo: So do I.