Hi my name is Roscoe and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife with an update on living with Addison’s disease.
When my mom rescued me from Colorado Puppy Rescue they told her that I had been found on the streets alone, at less than six weeks old.
I was skin and bones, you could see my backbones even though they had been feeding me for several days so I must’ve been really in bad shape when they found me. Thank goodness I don’t remember much of it.
I’ve been sick a lot. Even before my diagnosis of Addison’s disease. One thing that was strange was I never had much fur and Mom never needed to brush me.
Since I have been on my hormone replacement injections every month I’ve been feeling much better and my fur has been growing like crazy!
I haven’t let her brush me since my fur started to thicken and after over a year I was really scruffy. Because of my delicate temperament from being a stray as a young puppy mom has a soft spot and if I put my paw down she relents.
Finally she was able to talk me into a partial grooming (she let me sit in her chair while she sat on the footstool) and I let her do about one third of my body before I got bored and put my paw down. She got enough fur to make a whole new puppy – a mini me – a mini Roscoe!
Don’t tell mom but it actually kind of felt good until I got anxious and had to put a stop to it. I’ll probably let her do it again but she’ll have to give me another premium treat.
I haven’t decided what I’m going to hold out for, I have pretty heavy paws and mom is a pretty big wimp so I can get a premium treat of some kind if I keep patient.
I’ll keep you posted dear readers.
Oh by the way that’s just part of a snack on my nose not another disease!