Scratching the Itch

A paw can be quite effective in hitting that isolated itch.

And those humans might be pretty effective if you can guide their skritches to the correct spot.

But sometimes you just have that whole body itch that needs to be addressed.

Then you need to be just a little more creative so that you can scratch one whole side of your body at a time.

At that point, it helps to have a house built with rough cedar siding.

Ahhhhhhh - that was perfect!


  1. Togo the Dog on June 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Hahaha. That looks just like me when I use the entire couch to scratch myself. It makes mommy mad though, she says I’m dirtying the couch.


  2. siku marie on June 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Stucco is good too!

  3. The OP Pack on June 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Phantom would love to borrow your wall – he tries to do that along the sofa edge, but it just doesn’t have quite the right feel:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. Pup Fan on June 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    That’s a smart solution to the problem!

  5. The Army of Four on June 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Ha roo roo roo! I’ll bet that feels good!
    Play bows,

  6. jack & moo on June 28, 2011 at 8:22 am

    We think a house covered in husky fur siding is even better! Mom’s aussie-rottie Rosie used to rub her way all across the fencing to skritch her itch!

    jack & moo

  7. Sam on June 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Is your house fuzzy during shedding season?


  8. Sychoberians on June 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I totally concur with Huffle.


  9. Huffle Mawson on June 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Also, when you are extra woolly you need extra scratching!

  10. Sagira on June 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Hope you don’t get a splinter, OUCH!

  11. Wild Dingo on June 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    who woo kidding? the hu-dad was either being 1. lazy or 2. naughty in not addressing your scratching needs; preferring to watch you fend for yourself…

    i think sibe retaliation is in order… πŸ˜‰

  12. houndstooth on June 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Blueberry does the same thing to our couch! I’m thinking the cedar shakes might be a lot more effective, though. I’m surprised it’s not coated in floof after her little scratch attack!

  13. Ice 'n Ayla on June 27, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Our livingroom rug works pretty good for me, just wriggle around it on my back, though hu-Mom isn’t too happy about the “gobs of wool” I leave behind. My Dad, Ice uses the chain link fence in the back yard. I love that look of absolute bliss on Kiska’s face in the last photo. Ahhhhhhhhhh!

  14. Stella on June 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

    We have been seeing more of Kiska featured lately and we love it!

    For me, its the top of my back that needs itching so I have to get my Mom to use her paws, never enough, but pretty good anyway!


  15. Kari on June 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Mine like to use the sofa


  16. Jenny on June 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Scamp used to use the side of the couch, we dont have Rough ceder siding so he made do with the couch, i love the last photo, Kiska just looks so satisfied, love the bushy tale too, Jenny πŸ™‚

  17. HUSKYS RULE on June 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Isn’t it great when a plan works out!!!! Your last picture says it all:-)

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  18. Bert on June 27, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Yep, I do the chainlink thing or a refreshing slide along a snowbank causeing an avelanche of snow to fall on me as I push along.

    Thanks for explaining it to My Vickie. Now she knows what I am doing and doesnt’ just think I am a little weird.


  19. Zoe on June 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Yes, Kiska! I do the same thing all along our backyard chainlink fence and leave little tufts behind.

  20. Bella and Daisy on June 27, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Haha! Sometimes Daisy does this on the front of the couch!

  21. 24 Paws of Love on June 27, 2011 at 3:13 am

    That’s the way to do it!! Love that last shot. Perfect!

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