Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait pas

Thursday, January 18, 2007

LICE!!!!!

I thought you all might want to share this joyous time with Maggie and me. After receiving the dreaded phone call: "Maggie has head lice" and then spending $120 on Revolution that may or may not work but will deworm her automatically (good to know) the following ensued:

came home to find that a) the outside taps have been turned off due to the unseasonably cold
weather we have been experiencing and b) that my landlords were out for the night so I couldn't turn the water on nor use their bathtub for the de-lousing bath I have to give Maggie I c) resorted to using my (thankfully larger than normal) shower stall.

Soaped her up, wrapped her in towels to keep the medication where it has to work for the requisite 10 minutes (we did 20 just to be absolutely sure), then back to the shower
stall for the big rinse.

On the plus side, I will be able to pee in private from now on --- I had to actually pick her up and carry her back to the shower for the rinse. Even the extra special cookies didn't entice her to
come in under her own steam. And then I had to go into the shower with her, fully clothed, to get all the shampoo off of her. That was an experience I don't soon wish to repeat!

One thing I have to say --- Maggie is a trouper!!!!!

Bath complete, dog towel dried and Revolution applied (fingers crossed), we got cosy by the fire, enjoying our rewards --- a free-range, organic chicken carcass and cookies for her, wine for me.

We thought it a good idea to photo-document the ordeal, just to make sure you get the complete experience.

Fondly,
Kathryn & Maggie






3 comments:

The Adventures of Not so Supermom said...

I just wanted to say I love love love your blog!! It is so entertaining and well written. I often find myself laughing out loud at what you write-truly a talent!
The picture of Maggie in the shower is truly heart breaking! Poor thing...

LisaBinDaCity said...

Awww poor Maggie! What a good girl!

Ally and I went through similar stuff but not due to lice. She had a skin infection and we did the shower, rinse, repeat. There was not a dry towel left at my apt. ;-)

Ballpoint Wren said...

Okay... major brain malfunction.

Okay, I know you don't have children, but for some I read "my dog Maggie" as "my daughter Maggie" and I must be forgiven because I have never in my life heard of head lice in dogs. Never!

So I read this whole thing as an adventure with your little girl, while thinking, "but I thought she didn't have kids!" and "Hey! Isn't Revolution for DOGS?"