The Other Side Of The Fence

Humans say that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Typhoon says to the real problem is that is where the rabbits are.

Here bunny, bunny, bunny.
Here bunny, bunny, bunny.

Hu-Dad continues his rabbit protection program – scanning the yard for Peter Cottontail before allowing The Herd into Sibe Quentin. The rabbits are very thankful for the advanced warning, but Typhoon is not amused.

Ah, come on, Mr. Bunny. I just want to play.
Ah, come on, Mr. Bunny. I just want to play.

Hu-Dad settles down to read every evening. While everyone is in the room during reading time, Frankie always claims the prime spot and naps against the Hu-Dad. What does this have to do with rabbit watching? Reading time can’t start until everyone is inside and settled.

Move it, Little Bro. I need my snuggle time.
Move it, Little Bro. I need my snuggle time.

NOTE 1 – Many of you may be wondering about Typhoon’s shaved stomach. That is from the ultrasound that was done a couple of months ago. His hair grows back very, very slowly – much slower than the other dogs. One of the many quirky medical symptoms of the Little Prince.

NOTE 2 – Much to Typhoon’s horror, Hu-Dad was outside the fence with his camera. And guess what his photography target was? Yep. Rabbits. And he even posted the pictures.


Holy Cow! Hu-Dad totally forgot today is Thursday and left out the Throwback Thursday video. We will share later on social media for those who have already read the blog today.

7 thoughts on “The Other Side Of The Fence”

  1. My female shepherd also is very slow to grow back hair. After much testing it was determined she has autoimmune issues. Food processing is one of her problems. She is not picky like Typhoon, she is however very small for a shepherd. The processing is part of the problem.

  2. Ugh, Vox was attacked by another dog in late January. He had to have his neck shaved on two sides for the surgery. It’s now almost July and nothing more than some peach fuzz in some of the shaved areas have grown back. I’m a little devastated. When he had knee surgery his whole leg and hip grew back in a month or two. I’m assuming this is due to the trauma that was inflicted 🙁
    @zoe how did you find out your pup had autoimmune issues? I’ve got vox in a good place but for the first year we had him we had all kinds of difficulties with his stomach, digestion, etc. Even now he’s much more likely to pick up an infection before the other two dogs. I’ve always thought he has some deficiency not diagnosed.

    • Actually it was through hair loss. Lola is pure black (shepherd). When she dropped her baby fur to grow her adult coat she got raccoon eyes (basically white circles around her eyes). They did a skin scrape and discovered that her immune system was not strong enough to fight off the natural mites that dogs carry. She went for 6 weeks for a dip to get her hair to grow properly. Now lots of dogs have this issue when they are young but outgrow it. Unfortunately our Lola is not one of them. In times of stress (like surgery) she will either develop bald spots or simply not grow the hair back. Lola was shaved for a hot spot, 6 months later it looked like it had just been shaved. Now they have shots they give and/or pills Personally I think the dip worked the best. Oh and my Lola has stomach issues as well it is because of her I switched to completely grain free and have to be very careful about treats. If your fur baby has not grown the hair back have a skin scrape done. The level of stress from the attack plus the surgery could have affected her autoimmune balance.

      • Oh and yes if she get infections worse than my other dogs. I keep all kinds of meds on hand to combat what would be a small thing in the other dogs

  3. Shyuki had TPLO repair done in 12/16 and the hair in the areas that was shaved has not grown back and the skin is black. Since then her coat has not been the clean silky husky coat. We took her to a vet dermatologist, did all kinds of testing and the diagnosis was canine alopecia. She is now on high doses of melatonin to help with hair growth, not sure if that will work. We just started. No health threat, just cosmetic.

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