Mama Diaries

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Germ Shepherd

Our German Shepherd, Schultz, recently had a case of a bad ear infection. It seems that the satellite ears of the breed are very good at collecting debris. Ear infections are quite common with German Shepherds. When the veterinarian did a swab sample of whatever was in Schultz's ear, the collection revealed an assortment of fungus, bacteria, and who-knows-what-else. Poor dog! He took his medication, and I'm happy to report he's fine now.

But the funny thing is, on the same day he came back from the vet, we received his renewed license. (Pet owners in Georgia have to renew these every year.) On the license it read, "Germ Shepherd." I chuckled. Very appropriate!

                                                   Schultz, the Germ Shepherd

One more thing:

As I was wandering through the cyber universe, I found these very cute pictures of a German Shepherd and his owl friend. If you'd like to see them, click here.

33 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    A Cocker Spaniel's ears collect all kinds of debris, too, and our pet Toto was stricken with ear infections all her life. I'm happy to learn that your "Germ Shepherd" Schultz has responded to the meds and is doing much better. Those images of the Shepherd and the owl are incredible!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I would've thought things would have a harder time getting into floppy ears. Sorry to hear your dog had problems.

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  2. You can't say that life isn't funny. It dishes up these wonderful accidental moments that make you smile.

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  3. Poor, Schultz. I'm glad he's better.

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  4. haha he looks so relaxed there, or just waiting to raise a little you know. Glad he's feeling better and no longer stuck being a Germ Shepard.

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    1. He's a germ shepherd, regardless. :)

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  5. Glad his ear infection is all better! That is funny to get the Germ Shepherd license renewal at the same time he had been collecting germs. :)
    ~Jess

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  6. A pet license? Never even heard of that:)

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    1. Yes. Georgia makes you renew them every year - for a fee of course.

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  7. Glad his infection has cleared. Might have been so uncomfortable for him.

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  8. I like the idea of pet license, I'd also make parent license mandatory

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    1. You don't have to take any test for it. Just pay the money and you're registered.

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  9. Your poor puppy! I am so sorry! I'm happy Schultz is all better!
    "Germ Shepherd" LOL! When we had our little Shit-su, my mom had to clean her ears all the time! They stunk! LOL!
    I love the the owl and german shepherd pictures!
    Big Hugs!

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  10. Hey Sherry, I'm glad the bag worked well for you, but it's too bad the kids didn't say anything. Thanks for letting me know! Big Hugs!

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    1. They were busy looking at all the books.

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  11. That's too funny. Poor Schultz, though. Being germy isn't any fun.

    Those pics of the dog and owl pals are adorable. Maybe you need to get Schultz a pet.

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    1. No. I am done with pets! I've been caring for animals a long time. I told my husband, no more!

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  12. Germ Shepherd - that's cute :-) Glad he's doing better.

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  13. Pet license should be compulsory for all pet owners.

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    1. If there was some test to go with it, I could understand. It's just a registration process. If the pet got lost, it wouldn't help.

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  14. Hehehe! Poor Schultz. I'm glad he's doing better. Have a terrific week! :)

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  15. I'm glad he's better. I hope it wasn't too difficult for him to communicate to you that he wasn't feeling well.

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