Our house has been getting into the summer groove. With that groove comes our favorite summer item… fleas. We’re all scratching.

Quite literally, my dog has fleas.

Sheila, she’s terrifically allergic to Fleas. The poor girl has itched bald spots on her bum and tail. Dr Vet has given us cortisone pills to help with the itchy & scratchy show and to promote healing.

I’ve bumped into this marvelous invention… soft greenies that you can pop a pill in and smoosh the end and Viola! no more pill, a yummy treat in it’s place. This, I am convinced, is in the top 5 of greatest inventions. No more sticking a finger down a dog’s throat to give them a pill. Which equals less doggy slobber. Who doesn’t like less slobber??

I have two dogs & my newest girl named, Lil’ Bit, has not been prescribed the pills and  also needs a treat. To make it easier and to avoid treat envy (It DOES happen in our house), she gets the greenie with out the pill in the middle.

When I told Papa this he said… Lil’ Bit gets a placebo.  So now, of course, I wonder… is she suffering from the placebo effect? I’d ask her but she’s mum on the subject. She doesn’t seem any more or less scratchy than she’s been for the last month or two.

So there you go… One dog has fleas, another has a placebo & we’re all scratching like mad!



About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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One Response to Placebo

  1. Joe Cutler says:

    Well, I think if I had things like that to deal with I’d “flea” the scene! Yuck, yuck…and yes: yuck! It’s cold enough in these parts where you don’t have to worry as much about fleas…at least we never did with our pets in the past. I hope you find a way to make the fleas flee!


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