Sandi, That is an adorable picture of Lisi & Kitzi together. 😍
Love their matching little "collars" and HUGE expressive eyes. 👀
They both look so small. I'm not sure if its the angle of the picture or did you groom/cut them down? This must be that time of the summer for all our maltese to get their cooler summer cuts..... Long Hot Days of SUMMER!!!
Thank you for sharing it with us - I can never get enough of seeing those two cuties!
Lisi had a good day---she was glad to get home from the groomer though. Everyday is different & I am learning not to get my "knickers in a twist" when it is a rough one, or get overly optimistic if it is a rough one. Lately I have worried about Kitzi as much as I worry about Lisi. He is hesitant to want to go outside but it is probably the weather. His cardiologist said "just let him set his own pace." Both of them still love to eat!
Paulanne, both of mine are on the smaller side, although K looks big compared to Lisi----they have had this cut all summer but it was pretty unkempt looking recently. The groomer is cutting them every 8 wks. at the moment as it is a lot for me w/my tremor---I don't want to hurt them. I do bathe them & "clean up their cuts a bit" when we get close to grooming day.
Unfortunately we had a rough night. I think someone got water in Lisi's right ear---she won't let me touch it & keeps shaking her head. I hae been waiting since 5 for the sun to come up so I can't get a better look inside & also for D to wake up to hold her while I look. I may have to take her to the vet.
I am so sorry Lisi has to go through this "roller coaster." Some things in life just seem so unfair! I can't imagine how hard this is on you too.
Please keep us updated on Lisi's ear. Praying.............
I talked w/the groomer & she said they are very good "not to get water in the ears" but she did pluck the hair from L's ears & that may be what is bothering her. I will leave it until tomorrow to see if it improves, otherwise will try to get in at the vets. Thank you for your prayers for her!
Sandi I keep a ear cleaner on hand, if I remember I put it in their ears after they get home from the groomers
Do you think the groomers might have held her neck tight while cutting around her face
Who knows these little ones are just precious aren't they
I have used a mixture of white vinegar & alcohol (on the advice of a vet) after baths at home & I don't often pluck the ear hairs when I groom them---I assumed the groomer did what needed to be done (but did not ask her as it was curb-side drop off/pick up) so did nothing when they came home. I think that would sting if she had an open wound in there. Anyhow I can't get her in to her vet until tomorrow afternoon as a WALK IN. She refuses her food this morning (ate about 1/8 c. kibble but would not touch her oats) --maybe because I gave her tramadol last night in some peanut butter. Maybe the tramadol upset her tummy. I have finally gotten some weight on her & now this!
OAN: I am taking Kitzi for a hip/leg ultrasound as he is having some pain (he is semi-lame in the back legs) when he walks. He is also pretty unsettled since the grooming---scratching the floor, his bed, anywhere until I make him stop. I think it is the leg pain. I gave him Tramadol last night too, and they both slept.