Hi humans, it's Kero here.
The weather is still staying nice, but I'm not enjoying it as much as I should be - despite all the great walkies, and all the times spent in the garden with Mami and Mamgu - because I've not been feeling 100% this past week. Mami thinks it's a stress thing, since I do get stressed easily. Anyway, I've been pulling my fur out in clumps until my skin is showing and really sore, and I even made my side bleed the other day. Mami's been putting cream on it. I hate when she does that... Cream is cold, and wet, and stings! Mami says if I'd quit biting at myself then she'd quit putting cream on, but I just can't help it! I try to stop, but I just can't stop myself! Mamgu has special doggy shampoo, so Mami says she's going to bath me with it to relieve the itching. She also says she's going to keep my groomer appointment so I get another bath in a couple of weeks, and so the groomer can cut my fur short. She says if I still don't stop biting at myself after that then it's back to the vet for me. I hope that doesn't happen... I hate vets even more than I hate that cream! But Mami says it is possible that rather than stress it's actually just the common Westie health problem... Skin problems. Apparently, us West Highland White Terriers are prone to skin problems. The vet did actually tell Mami recently that he was surprised I didn't have skin problems yet. Both Mami and I are hoping it's not that though, because it would mean regular treatments - probably daily - with creams, ointments and such for the rest of my life. And I REALLY don't like that idea!
Mami says she's going to get our lunchtime stuff sorted now, so I'll let this do for this week.
Licks and sniffs,