Category Archives: Summer time

The dreaded summer itch

  Dexter is suffering with the dreaded summer itch again!!! We have wandering Jew in our garden and he must rub himself all over it I swear because as soon as Spring and Summer hit, his skin just flares up.
It’s constant scratching and licking his paws are red and he has patches where the hair is gone from all the scratching.
Last year one of my friends gave me a spray bottle filled with watered down pinetarsal that seemed to help a little, but this year it’s just not working at all.

I have been researching on the Internet, and the home remedies vary from sea water to apple cider vinegar, to olive oil and bicarbonate of soda. 

I’m thinking a trip to the vet and an Elizabethan collar might be my only option at this stage.

Can’t believe I have been lucky enough not to have any of my children suffer from allergies, who would have thought my fur child would.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?? 


Bring on the summer!!

Today the kids had their first swim it’s only October and we are swimming already!! The forecast this year is for a long hot summer, and I for one cannot wait!! 

There is something about summer time that makes you want to smile. Makes you want to be outside sipping Spritz (delicious Italian cocktail) talking and laughing with family and friends.