This week’s question is from the Therapy Three: Who is your doggie hero or heroine?” As you can see, their hero is Clifford the big red dog!
Rambling Rover has a special question for Liberty: Why do you wear sweaters all the time? Liberty now shares her answer with us!
My Sweaters and Me
by: Liberty, as told to Mom
Well, as long as I can remember, I’ve worn tee’s in the summer. It all started because I have a grass allergy. Mom found that wearing tee shirts outside along with a good brush, and eye wash, and some fish oils, I did not get as many rashes when I was outside playing. A few years later, I became Thyroid sick; that is kind of like a cold of the Thyroid Gland. Ever since then, I have had tremors with no medical reason. Ye,p you guessed it! Mom found that if I had a snugly sweater on during times of stress, the tremors would go away with no need of drugs. So now the tremors are managed with my sweaters. Now that I have aged to pawfection, I have kidney disease. When my spine is inflamed, it irritates my kidneys, and vice-a-versa. My Dogtor has taken me off all oral anti-inflamatories to decrease the work load of my kidneys. Of course, mom has found that when I wear my sweaters in the house, I do not curl up so tight when I take my naps in the nice coolness of the air-conditioning. I stretch out more, and this lets my spine relax so I don’t wake up as stiff. My Dogter will tease mom and I about my sweaters, but he is very pleased with how I am doing. He is beginning to believe in sweater power! All my summer sweaters are 100% cotton so they are very comfortable! Actually, there are a couple of side benefits to wearing cotton sweaters in the summer. I don’t get hot as fast as Justice when we go outside because they bring some of the coolness outside with me, and they act as a sunscreen. You see, we white dogs can get sunburn! Even though I love to wear my sweaters in the summer, I do not recommend it for every pup. Justice has no need for one, and he is very active, so he would be way too hot in one. Besides, he would forget to tell mom when he was getting to hot!