A Hairy Situation

First of all, we took Daisy into the vet this week because she’s been losing so much fur that her chest is completely bald along with the backs of her legs. We wanted to make sure that it was nothing serious, and luckily it sounds like she should be okay. She doesn’t show signs or symptoms of any diseases associated with hair loss, and since all of her hair loss is symmetrical on her body, it’s likely a combination of seasonal shedding mixed with genetics and stress. She does shed more when she’s stressed, and with the move and the complete change in environment (sights, sounds, smells), we had a feeling it was partly to blame. So, we’re giving her a small zinc supplement with her supper, as she may be a bit zinc deficient. We’ll see how she’s doing in a month’s time, and will take pictures to document it. 

Poor little girly...! Her tummy's always been pink and hairless, but not her chest. She's still beautiful to me!

Poor little girly...! Her tummy's always been pink and hairless, but not her chest. She's still beautiful to me!

It’s been so beautifully cool at night lately, so we’ve been sleeping with our windows open. The other night we were both woken up at 4:20 am... by the sound of a wolf howling! It had four really long howls…! It sounded like it was coming from the field across from our place, which makes sense since our neighbours on that side said they saw a lone wolf a couple weeks ago. I know there are coyotes, but I listened to coyote and wolf howls on YouTube and it was definitely a wolf! Fortunately I saw no sign of it when I took Daisy out the next morning, but it totally amazes me that a wolf's howl woke us up! As for Daisy... she was completely unfazed. No barking… just slept away!