Farley’s Friday: A Wheaten With Allergies

Farley here.

Do any of you other canines suffer from allergies? I do, and they drives me crazy.

One thought is wheat, another is certain types of grass, but my latest theory is turkey. I’ve got American and Canadian humans as part of my extended pack, so on Sunday we celebrated AmeriCanadian Thanks Giving. We do this every year. Of course, I got turkey left overs. Yum Yum and then itch itch.

My next question is how many times can a dog wake a human without them getting annoyed?

Apparently a lot, if the human is Kristina.

I wake her by tapping my nails on the floor. I do this until she gets out of bed and helps me out.

Sometimes she’s a little slow when she’s sleepy, and it took her until the fourth time I woke her to figure out I was itchy and needed a Benadryl.

Now, I’m a floor dog. I don’t sleep on furniture or in the bed, but I think Kristina was so tired and wanted to lie down, that she made me get in the bed. Yup, made me. She lifted me up and then rubbed my belly until I settled down and could sleep. This is me lying on her pillow!

Farley sleeping

Really, do I have her trained or what?

Woof Woof.


9 thoughts on “Farley’s Friday: A Wheaten With Allergies

  1. This time of year has caused many of my friends to have severe skin allergies. The vets think it has to do with outdoor plants . not food. My friend Ian is on prednisone, a syeroid.. That is how bad his allergy is right now. A 10mg Benadryl also helps. And of course you will like this one Farley, less baths. Once a month at the most since our natural oils keep our skin from drying out. When you do get a bath have your human use an oatmeal shampoo. If it doesn’t stop there are vets who specialize in allergies that can do a skin test and make an allergy vaccine for your allergy. Good luck and good sailing! Love M.J.


    1. Hey Mitzi, Thanks for all the great advice. Kristina does have predinsone on board, but doesn’t like to give it to me. I’m lucky and my allergies aren’t that bad. I just shouldn’t eat turkey! As for baths, I get rinsed every time I come back from the beach. No choice on that one. I only get shampoed when I have too much sand on me.


  2. I didn’t know dogs had allergies! Thanks for enlightening me, Farley. 🙂

    And tell Kristina she just might be a having a few new visitors here! I mentioned her in a Blogfest about blogs that I think are great and would miss if they were gone. 🙂


  3. Dear Farley,
    I’m sorry you got the itchy itchy scratchy scratchy allergies. You should write a book entitled “How to Train Your Owner.”

    Sorry I haven’t been by lately. I’ve been working on revisions to my elder care guide.

    Celebrate you!
    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards


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