Sponsor Animal Update: Marty
3rd Quarter 2011
Marty continues to enjoy the warm weather. His family has spent time in the backyard together playing and having barbeques (one for his roommate dog Rolfie's 7th birthday!). Marty is still a puppy at heart although he is about two years of age. He still chases his foster mother’s feet as she walks past him with the hose if she has it out. Sometimes she tries to hose off his feet and he tries to eat the water which is funny to watch. His neighbors even comment how they love watching Marty play outside. As much as he loves romping around or laying in the sun, he must be watched carefully. He will circle around sometimes and if not watched he circles to the point where he exhausts himself. Recently, she noticed that one of Marty's ears was red and that he had been scratching it. The Animal League veterinarian said he thinks it was allergy related. Also, his skin was a bit dry and flaky so the League’s grooming department gave him an oatmeal bath which seemed to help. His ear infection has cleared up and his diligent foster mother will continue to watch for any other signs of allergies.